CreateRepository - Amazon CodeCommit
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Creates a new, empty repository.

Request Syntax

{ "kmsKeyId": "string", "repositoryDescription": "string", "repositoryName": "string", "tags": { "string" : "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 the encryption key. You can view the ID of an encryption key in the Amazon KMS console, or use the Amazon KMS APIs to programmatically retrieve a key ID. For more information about acceptable values for kmsKeyID, see KeyId in the Decrypt API description in the Amazon Key Management Service API Reference.

If no key is specified, the default aws/codecommit Amazon managed key is used.

Type: String

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9:/_-]+$

Required: No


A comment or description about the new repository.


The description field for a repository accepts all HTML characters and all valid Unicode characters. Applications that do not HTML-encode the description and display it in a webpage can expose users to potentially malicious code. Make sure that you HTML-encode the description field in any application that uses this API to display the repository description on a webpage.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 1000.

Required: No


The name of the new repository to be created.


The repository name must be unique across the calling Amazon Web Services account. Repository names are limited to 100 alphanumeric, dash, and underscore characters, and cannot include certain characters. For more information about the limits on repository names, see Quotas in the Amazon CodeCommit User Guide. The suffix .git is prohibited.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: [\w\.-]+

Required: Yes


One or more tag key-value pairs to use when tagging this repository.

Type: String to string map

Key Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Value Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 256.

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "repositoryMetadata": { "accountId": "string", "Arn": "string", "cloneUrlHttp": "string", "cloneUrlSsh": "string", "creationDate": number, "defaultBranch": "string", "kmsKeyId": "string", "lastModifiedDate": number, "repositoryDescription": "string", "repositoryId": "string", "repositoryName": "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.


Information about the newly created repository.

Type: RepositoryMetadata object


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


An encryption integrity check failed.

HTTP Status Code: 500


An encryption key could not be accessed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The encryption key is disabled.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The Amazon Key Management Service encryption key is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A Amazon KMS encryption key was used to try and encrypt or decrypt a repository, but either the repository or the key was not in a valid state to support the operation.

HTTP Status Code: 400


No encryption key was found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The encryption key is not available.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified repository description is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A specified repository name is not valid.


This exception occurs only when a specified repository name is not valid. Other exceptions occur when a required repository parameter is missing, or when a specified repository does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified tag is not valid. Key names cannot be prefixed with aws:.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The map of tags is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A repository resource limit was exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified repository name already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A repository name is required, but was not specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The tag policy is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The maximum number of tags for an Amazon CodeCommit resource has been exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of CreateRepository.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 88 X-Amz-Target: CodeCommit_20150413.CreateRepository X-Amz-Date: 20151028T223339Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.7.38 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI44QH8DHBEXAMPLE/20151028/us-east-1/codecommit/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=8d9b5998EXAMPLE { "repositoryName": "MyDemoRepo", "repositoryDescription": "My demonstration repository", "tags": { "Team":"Saanvi" } }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 0728aaa8-EXAMPLE Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 483 Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 22:33:42 GMT { "repositoryMetadata": { "repositoryName": "MyDemoRepo", "cloneUrlSsh": "ssh://", "lastModifiedDate": 1446071622.494, "repositoryDescription": "My demonstration repository", "cloneUrlHttp": "", "defaultBranch": main, "kmsKeyId": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLE11111", "creationDate": 1446071622.494, "repositoryId": "a1b2c3d4-5678-90ab-cdef-EXAMPLEbbbbb", "Arn": "arn:aws:codecommit:us-east-1:123456789012EXAMPLE:MyDemoRepo", "accountId": "123456789012" } }

See Also

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