Creating Resource Explorer resources with CloudFormation - Amazon Resource Explorer
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Creating Resource Explorer resources with CloudFormation

Amazon Resource Explorer is integrated with Amazon CloudFormation, a service that helps you model and set up your Amazon resources. This integration helps you spend less time creating and managing your resources and infrastructure. You create a template that describes all the Amazon resources that you want, and CloudFormation provisions and configures those resources for you. Examples of resources include indexes, views, or the assignment of a default view for an Amazon Web Services Region.

When you use CloudFormation, you can reuse your template to set up your Resource Explorer resources consistently and repeatedly. Just describe your resources once, and then provision the same resources over and over in multiple Amazon Web Services accounts and Regions.

Resource Explorer and CloudFormation templates

To provision and configure resources for Resource Explorer 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 CloudFormation stacks. If you're unfamiliar with JSON or YAML, you can use Amazon CloudFormation Designer to help you get started with CloudFormation templates. For more information, see What is Amazon CloudFormation Designer? in the Amazon CloudFormation User Guide.

Resource Explorer supports creating the following resource types in CloudFormation:

For more information, including examples of JSON and YAML templates for Resource Explorer indexes and views, see the ResourceExplorer2 resource type reference in the Amazon CloudFormation User Guide.

Learn more about Amazon CloudFormation

To learn more about CloudFormation, see the following resources: