imagebuilder / Client / create_distribution_configuration



Creates a new distribution configuration. Distribution configurations define and configure the outputs of your pipeline.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_distribution_configuration(
            'region': 'string',
            'amiDistributionConfiguration': {
                'name': 'string',
                'description': 'string',
                'targetAccountIds': [
                'amiTags': {
                    'string': 'string'
                'kmsKeyId': 'string',
                'launchPermission': {
                    'userIds': [
                    'userGroups': [
                    'organizationArns': [
                    'organizationalUnitArns': [
            'containerDistributionConfiguration': {
                'description': 'string',
                'containerTags': [
                'targetRepository': {
                    'service': 'ECR',
                    'repositoryName': 'string'
            'licenseConfigurationArns': [
            'launchTemplateConfigurations': [
                    'launchTemplateId': 'string',
                    'accountId': 'string',
                    'setDefaultVersion': True|False
            's3ExportConfiguration': {
                'roleName': 'string',
                'diskImageFormat': 'VMDK'|'RAW'|'VHD',
                's3Bucket': 'string',
                's3Prefix': 'string'
            'fastLaunchConfigurations': [
                    'enabled': True|False,
                    'snapshotConfiguration': {
                        'targetResourceCount': 123
                    'maxParallelLaunches': 123,
                    'launchTemplate': {
                        'launchTemplateId': 'string',
                        'launchTemplateName': 'string',
                        'launchTemplateVersion': 'string'
                    'accountId': 'string'
        'string': 'string'
  • name (string) –


    The name of the distribution configuration.

  • description (string) – The description of the distribution configuration.

  • distributions (list) –


    The distributions of the distribution configuration.

    • (dict) –

      Defines the settings for a specific Region.

      • region (string) – [REQUIRED]

        The target Region.

      • amiDistributionConfiguration (dict) –

        The specific AMI settings; for example, launch permissions or AMI tags.

        • name (string) –

          The name of the output AMI.

        • description (string) –

          The description of the AMI distribution configuration. Minimum and maximum length are in characters.

        • targetAccountIds (list) –

          The ID of an account to which you want to distribute an image.

          • (string) –

        • amiTags (dict) –

          The tags to apply to AMIs distributed to this Region.

          • (string) –

            • (string) –

        • kmsKeyId (string) –

          The KMS key identifier used to encrypt the distributed image.

        • launchPermission (dict) –

          Launch permissions can be used to configure which Amazon Web Services accounts can use the AMI to launch instances.

          • userIds (list) –

            The Amazon Web Services account ID.

            • (string) –

          • userGroups (list) –

            The name of the group.

            • (string) –

          • organizationArns (list) –

            The ARN for an Amazon Web Services Organization that you want to share your AMI with. For more information, see What is Organizations?.

            • (string) –

          • organizationalUnitArns (list) –

            The ARN for an Organizations organizational unit (OU) that you want to share your AMI with. For more information about key concepts for Organizations, see Organizations terminology and concepts.

            • (string) –

      • containerDistributionConfiguration (dict) –

        Container distribution settings for encryption, licensing, and sharing in a specific Region.

        • description (string) –

          The description of the container distribution configuration.

        • containerTags (list) –

          Tags that are attached to the container distribution configuration.

          • (string) –

        • targetRepository (dict) – [REQUIRED]

          The destination repository for the container distribution configuration.

          • service (string) – [REQUIRED]

            Specifies the service in which this image was registered.

          • repositoryName (string) – [REQUIRED]

            The name of the container repository where the output container image is stored. This name is prefixed by the repository location.

      • licenseConfigurationArns (list) –

        The License Manager Configuration to associate with the AMI in the specified Region.

        • (string) –

      • launchTemplateConfigurations (list) –

        A group of launchTemplateConfiguration settings that apply to image distribution for specified accounts.

        • (dict) –

          Identifies an Amazon EC2 launch template to use for a specific account.

          • launchTemplateId (string) – [REQUIRED]

            Identifies the Amazon EC2 launch template to use.

          • accountId (string) –

            The account ID that this configuration applies to.

          • setDefaultVersion (boolean) –

            Set the specified Amazon EC2 launch template as the default launch template for the specified account.

      • s3ExportConfiguration (dict) –

        Configure export settings to deliver disk images created from your image build, using a file format that is compatible with your VMs in that Region.

        • roleName (string) – [REQUIRED]

          The name of the role that grants VM Import/Export permission to export images to your S3 bucket.

        • diskImageFormat (string) – [REQUIRED]

          Export the updated image to one of the following supported disk image formats:

          • Virtual Hard Disk (VHD) – Compatible with Citrix Xen and Microsoft Hyper-V virtualization products.

          • Stream-optimized ESX Virtual Machine Disk (VMDK) – Compatible with VMware ESX and VMware vSphere versions 4, 5, and 6.

          • Raw – Raw format.

        • s3Bucket (string) – [REQUIRED]

          The S3 bucket in which to store the output disk images for your VM.

        • s3Prefix (string) –

          The Amazon S3 path for the bucket where the output disk images for your VM are stored.

      • fastLaunchConfigurations (list) –

        The Windows faster-launching configurations to use for AMI distribution.

        • (dict) –

          Define and configure faster launching for output Windows AMIs.

          • enabled (boolean) – [REQUIRED]

            A Boolean that represents the current state of faster launching for the Windows AMI. Set to true to start using Windows faster launching, or false to stop using it.

          • snapshotConfiguration (dict) –

            Configuration settings for managing the number of snapshots that are created from pre-provisioned instances for the Windows AMI when faster launching is enabled.

            • targetResourceCount (integer) –

              The number of pre-provisioned snapshots to keep on hand for a fast-launch enabled Windows AMI.

          • maxParallelLaunches (integer) –

            The maximum number of parallel instances that are launched for creating resources.

          • launchTemplate (dict) –

            The launch template that the fast-launch enabled Windows AMI uses when it launches Windows instances to create pre-provisioned snapshots.

            • launchTemplateId (string) –

              The ID of the launch template to use for faster launching for a Windows AMI.

            • launchTemplateName (string) –

              The name of the launch template to use for faster launching for a Windows AMI.

            • launchTemplateVersion (string) –

              The version of the launch template to use for faster launching for a Windows AMI.

          • accountId (string) –

            The owner account ID for the fast-launch enabled Windows AMI.

  • tags (dict) –

    The tags of the distribution configuration.

    • (string) –

      • (string) –

  • clientToken (string) –


    Unique, case-sensitive identifier you provide to ensure idempotency of the request. For more information, see Ensuring idempotency in the Amazon EC2 API Reference.

    This field is autopopulated if not provided.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'requestId': 'string',
    'clientToken': 'string',
    'distributionConfigurationArn': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • requestId (string) –

      The request ID that uniquely identifies this request.

    • clientToken (string) –

      The client token that uniquely identifies the request.

    • distributionConfigurationArn (string) –

      The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the distribution configuration that was created by this request.


  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.ServiceException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.ClientException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.ServiceUnavailableException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.IdempotentParameterMismatchException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.ForbiddenException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.CallRateLimitExceededException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.ResourceInUseException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.ResourceAlreadyExistsException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.InvalidParameterCombinationException

  • imagebuilder.Client.exceptions.ServiceQuotaExceededException