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AWS Certified Developer - Associate Guide by Bhavin Parmar, Vipul Tankariya

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AWS-specific parameters

At runtime, when creating a stack from a template, you may need to get values from the AWS environment. For example, an AWS architect or developer has written a CFT for a specific time, as and when required, one of the team members needs to run this template to create a stack. While running the template, it needs to identify the AWS region in which it is executed. Based on the AWS region, the template uses a suitable key pair for an EC2 instance. AWS uses a number of pseudo-parameters, which are populated from the presently-available resources in the specific region. For example, the number of AZs may vary from region to region, or the list of EC2 key value pairs may vary from region to region and from AWS account ...

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