CreateThingType - Amazon IoT
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Creates a new thing type.

Requires permission to access the CreateThingType action.

Request Syntax

POST /thing-types/thingTypeName HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "tags": [ { "Key": "string", "Value": "string" } ], "thingTypeProperties": { "searchableAttributes": [ "string" ], "thingTypeDescription": "string" } }

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of the thing type.

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

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Metadata which can be used to manage the thing type.

Type: Array of Tag objects

Required: No


The ThingTypeProperties for the thing type to create. It contains information about the new thing type including a description, and a list of searchable thing attribute names.

Type: ThingTypeProperties object

Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "thingTypeArn": "string", "thingTypeId": "string", "thingTypeName": "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 Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the thing type.

Type: String


The thing type ID.

Type: String


The name of the thing type.

Type: String

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

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+



An unexpected error has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The resource already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You are not authorized to perform this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 401

See Also

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