Updating products - Amazon Service Catalog
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Updating products

When you update a product's template, you create a new version of the product. New product versions are automatically available to all users who have access to a portfolio containing the product.


When updating an existing product, you cannot change the product type (Amazon CloudFormation or Teraform). For example, if you update a Amazon CloudFormation product, you cannot replace the existing Amazon CloudFormation template with a Terraform tar.gz configuration file. You must update the existing Amazon CloudFormation template file with a new Amazon CloudFormation template file.

End users who are currently running a provisioned product of the previous product version can update their provisioned product to the new version. When a new version of a product is available, users can use the Update provisioned product command on the Provisioned product list or Provisioned product details pages.

Before you create a new version of a product, Amazon Service Catalog recommends that you test your product updates in Amazon CloudFormation or in the Terraform engine to ensure that they function properly.

To create a new product version
  1. Navigate to the Product list page.

  2. Choose the product product that you would like to update. You're directed to the Product details page.

  3. On the Product details page, expand the Versions tab, and then choose Create new version.

  4. Under Version details, perform the following:

    • Choose template – There are four ways to add a template file.

      Use a local template file - Upload an Amazon CloudFormation template or a Terraform tar.gz configuration file from a local drive.

      Use an Amazon S3 URL - Specify a URL that points to an Amazon CloudFormation template or a Terraform tar.gz configuration file stored in Amazon S3. If you specify an Amazon S3 URL, it must begin with https://.

      Use an external repository - Specify your GitHub, GitHub Enterprise, or Bitbucket code repository. Amazon Service Catalog allows you to sync products to template files. For Terraform products, the template file format is required to be a single file archived in Tar and compressed in Gzip.

      Use an existing CloudFormation stack - Enter the ARN for an existing CloudFormation stack. This method does not support Terraform Cloud or External products.

    • Version title – The name of the product version (e.g., "v1", "v2beta"). No spaces are allowed.

    • Description (optional) – A description of the product version, including how this version differs from the previous version.

  5. Choose Create product version.

You can also use CodePipeline to create and configure a pipeline to deploy your product template to Amazon Service Catalog, and deliver your changes in your source repository. For more information, see Tutorial: Create a Pipeline That Deploys to Amazon Service Catalog.