CloudWatchLogs / Client / create_delivery



Creates a delivery. A delivery is a connection between a logical delivery source and a logical delivery destination that you have already created.

Only some Amazon Web Services services support being configured as a delivery source using this operation. These services are listed as Supported [V2 Permissions] in the table at Enabling logging from Amazon Web Services services.

A delivery destination can represent a log group in CloudWatch Logs, an Amazon S3 bucket, or a delivery stream in Firehose.

To configure logs delivery between a supported Amazon Web Services service and a destination, you must do the following:

  • Create a delivery source, which is a logical object that represents the resource that is actually sending the logs. For more information, see PutDeliverySource.

  • Create a delivery destination, which is a logical object that represents the actual delivery destination. For more information, see PutDeliveryDestination.

  • If you are delivering logs cross-account, you must use PutDeliveryDestinationPolicy in the destination account to assign an IAM policy to the destination. This policy allows delivery to that destination.

  • Use CreateDelivery to create a delivery by pairing exactly one delivery source and one delivery destination.

You can configure a single delivery source to send logs to multiple destinations by creating multiple deliveries. You can also create multiple deliveries to configure multiple delivery sources to send logs to the same delivery destination.

You can’t update an existing delivery. You can only create and delete deliveries.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_delivery(
        'string': 'string'
  • deliverySourceName (string) –


    The name of the delivery source to use for this delivery.

  • deliveryDestinationArn (string) –


    The ARN of the delivery destination to use for this delivery.

  • tags (dict) –

    An optional list of key-value pairs to associate with the resource.

    For more information about tagging, see Tagging Amazon Web Services resources

    • (string) –

      • (string) –

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'delivery': {
        'id': 'string',
        'arn': 'string',
        'deliverySourceName': 'string',
        'deliveryDestinationArn': 'string',
        'deliveryDestinationType': 'S3'|'CWL'|'FH',
        'tags': {
            'string': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • delivery (dict) –

      A structure that contains information about the delivery that you just created.

      • id (string) –

        The unique ID that identifies this delivery in your account.

      • arn (string) –

        The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies this delivery.

      • deliverySourceName (string) –

        The name of the delivery source that is associated with this delivery.

      • deliveryDestinationArn (string) –

        The ARN of the delivery destination that is associated with this delivery.

      • deliveryDestinationType (string) –

        Displays whether the delivery destination associated with this delivery is CloudWatch Logs, Amazon S3, or Firehose.

      • tags (dict) –

        The tags that have been assigned to this delivery.

        • (string) –

          • (string) –


  • CloudWatchLogs.Client.exceptions.ServiceUnavailableException

  • CloudWatchLogs.Client.exceptions.ConflictException

  • CloudWatchLogs.Client.exceptions.ResourceNotFoundException

  • CloudWatchLogs.Client.exceptions.ValidationException

  • CloudWatchLogs.Client.exceptions.AccessDeniedException

  • CloudWatchLogs.Client.exceptions.ServiceQuotaExceededException

  • CloudWatchLogs.Client.exceptions.ThrottlingException