Creating resource groups with Amazon CloudFormation - Amazon Resource Groups
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Creating resource groups with Amazon CloudFormation

Amazon Resource Groups is integrated with Amazon CloudFormation, a service that helps you to model and set up your Amazon resources so that you can spend less time creating and managing your resources and infrastructure. You create a template that describes all of the Amazon resources that you want (such as resource groups), and Amazon CloudFormation provisions and configures those resources for you.

When you use Amazon CloudFormation, you can reuse your template to set up your resource groups consistently and repeatedly. Describe your resource groups once, and then provision the same resource groups over and over in multiple Amazon Web Services accounts and Regions.

Resource Groups and Amazon CloudFormation templates

To provision and configure resources for Resource Groups and related services, you must understand Amazon CloudFormation templates. Templates are formatted text files in JSON or YAML. These templates describe the resources that you want to provision in your Amazon CloudFormation stacks. If you're unfamiliar with JSON or YAML, you can use Amazon CloudFormation Designer to help you get started with Amazon CloudFormation templates. For more information, see What is Amazon CloudFormation Designer? in the Amazon CloudFormation User Guide.

Resource Groups supports creating resource groups in Amazon CloudFormation. For more information, including examples of JSON and YAML templates for resource groups, see the Amazon Resource Groups resource type reference in the Amazon CloudFormation User Guide.

Learn more about Amazon CloudFormation

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