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Learning AWS - Second Edition by Amit Shah, Aurobindo Sarkar

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Setting up CloudFormation

While working with CloudFormation, you define the AWS resources you need and then wire them together as per your architecture's requirements: 

{    "AWSTemplateFormatVersion" : "",    "Description" : "",    "Parameters" : {    },    "Mappings" : {    },    "Conditions" : {    },    "Resources" : {    },    "Outputs" : {    }}

The template JSON file includes the following sections; only the Resources section is mandatory while the rest are all optional:

  • AWSTemplateFormatVersion: Defines the capabilities of the template. Only one version has been defined so far.
  • Description: Free text; use it to include comments for your template. It should always follow AWSTemplateFormatVersion. The max size of this free text is 1,024 characters.
  • Parameters: It is ...

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