Welcome to the AWS OpsWorks API Reference. This guide provides descriptions, syntax, and usage examples for AWS OpsWorks actions and data types, including common parameters and error codes.

AWS OpsWorks is an application management service that provides an integrated experience for overseeing the complete application lifecycle. For information about this product, go to the AWS OpsWorks ( details page.

SDKs and CLI

The most common way to use the AWS OpsWorks API is by using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) or by using one of the AWS SDKs to implement applications in your preferred language. For more information, see:


AWS SDK for Java (

AWS SDK for .NET (

AWS SDK for PHP 2 (

AWS SDK for Ruby (

AWS SDK for Node.js (

AWS SDK for Python(Boto) (


AWS OpsWorks supports the following endpoints, all HTTPS. You must connect to one of the following endpoints. Stacks can only be accessed or managed within the endpoint in which they are created.

 Chef Versions

When you call CreateStack, CloneStack, or UpdateStack we recommend you use the ConfigurationManager parameter to specify the Chef version. The recommended and default value for Linux stacks is currently 12. Windows stacks use Chef 12.2. For more information, see Chef Versions (

You can specify Chef 12, 11.10, or 11.4 for your Linux stack. We recommend

migrating your existing Linux stacks to Chef 12 as soon as possible. The service client's operations are safe to be used concurrently. It is not safe to mutate any of the client's properties though.