Create an Amazon IoT Greengrass group for the core - Amazon IoT Greengrass
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Amazon IoT Greengrass Version 1 entered the extended life phase on June 30, 2023. For more information, see the Amazon IoT Greengrass V1 maintenance policy. After this date, Amazon IoT Greengrass V1 won't release updates that provide features, enhancements, bug fixes, or security patches. Devices that run on Amazon IoT Greengrass V1 won't be disrupted and will continue to operate and to connect to the cloud. We strongly recommend that you migrate to Amazon IoT Greengrass Version 2, which adds significant new features and support for additional platforms.

Create an Amazon IoT Greengrass group for the core

Amazon IoT Greengrass groups contain settings and other information about its components, such as client devices, Lambda functions, and connectors. A group defines the configuration for a core, including how its components can interact with each other.

In this section, you create a group for your core.


For an example that uses the Amazon IoT Greengrass API to create and deploy a group, see the gg_group_setup repository on GitHub.

To create a group for the core
  1. Navigate to the Amazon IoT console.

  2. Under Manage, expand Greengrass devices, and choose Groups (V1).


    If you don't see the Greengrass devices menu, change to an Amazon Web Services Region that supports Amazon IoT Greengrass V1. For the list of supported Regions, see Amazon IoT Greengrass V1 endpoints and quotas in the Amazon Web Services General Reference. You must create the Amazon IoT thing for your core in a Region where Amazon IoT Greengrass V1 is available.

  3. On the Greengrass groups page, choose Create group.

  4. On the Create Greengrass group page, do the following:

    1. For Greengrass group name, enter a name that describes the group, such as MyGreengrassGroup.

    2. For Greengrass core, choose the Amazon IoT thing that you created earlier, such as MyGreengrassV1Core.

      The console automatically selects the thing's device certificate for you.

    3. Choose Create group.