CreateCase - Amazon Web Services Support
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Creates a case in the Amazon Web Services Support Center. This operation is similar to how you create a case in the Amazon Web Services Support Center Create Case page.

The Amazon Web Services Support API doesn't support requesting service limit increases. You can submit a service limit increase in the following ways:

A successful CreateCase request returns an Amazon Web Services Support case number. You can use the DescribeCases operation and specify the case number to get existing Amazon Web Services Support cases. After you create a case, use the AddCommunicationToCase operation to add additional communication or attachments to an existing case.

The caseId is separate from the displayId that appears in the Amazon Support Center. Use the DescribeCases operation to get the displayId.

  • You must have a Business or Enterprise Support plan to use the Amazon Web Services Support API.

  • If you call the Amazon Web Services Support API from an account that does not have a Business or Enterprise Support plan, the SubscriptionRequiredException error message appears. For information about changing your support plan, see Amazon Web Services Support .

Request Syntax

{ "attachmentSetId": "string", "categoryCode": "string", "ccEmailAddresses": [ "string" ], "communicationBody": "string", "issueType": "string", "language": "string", "serviceCode": "string", "severityCode": "string", "subject": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The ID of a set of one or more attachments for the case. Create the set by using the AddAttachmentsToSet operation.

Type: String


The category of problem for the support case. You also use the DescribeServices operation to get the category code for a service. Each Amazon service defines its own set of category codes.

Type: String


A list of email addresses that Amazon Web Services Support copies on case correspondence. Amazon Web Services Support identifies the account that creates the case when you specify your Amazon credentials in an HTTP POST method or use the Amazon SDKs.

Type: Array of strings

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 10 items.


The communication body text that describes the issue. This text appears in the Description field on the Amazon Web Services Support Center Create Case page.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 8000.


The type of issue for the case. You can specify customer-service or technical. If you don't specify a value, the default is technical.

Type: String


The language in which Amazon Web Services Support handles the case. You must specify the ISO 639-1 code for the language parameter if you want support in that language. Currently, English ("en") and Japanese ("ja") are supported.

Type: String


The code for the Amazon service. You can use the DescribeServices operation to get the possible serviceCode values.

Type: String


A value that indicates the urgency of the case. This value determines the response time according to your service level agreement with Amazon Web Services Support. You can use the DescribeSeverityLevels operation to get the possible values for severityCode.

For more information, see SeverityLevel and Choosing a Severity in the Amazon Web Services Support User Guide.


The availability of severity levels depends on the support plan for the Amazon Web Services account.

Type: String


The title of the support case. The title appears in the Subject field on the Amazon Web Services Support Center Create Case page.

Type: String

Response Syntax

{ "caseId": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


The support case ID requested or returned in the call. The case ID is an alphanumeric string in the following format: case-12345678910-2013-c4c1d2bf33c5cf47

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The expiration time of the attachment set has passed. The set expires 1 hour after it is created.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An attachment set with the specified ID could not be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The case creation limit for the account has been exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An internal server error occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: