Amazon Service Catalog TagOption Library - Amazon Service Catalog
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Amazon Service Catalog TagOption Library

To allow administrators to easily manage tags on provisioned products, Amazon Service Catalog provides a TagOption library. A TagOption is a key-value pair managed in Amazon Service Catalog. It is not an Amazon tag, but serves as a template for creating an Amazon tag based on the TagOption.

Amazon Service Catalog does not support TagOptions for Terraform Open Source or Terraform Cloud products.

The TagOption library makes it easier to enforce the following:

  • A consistent taxonomy

  • Proper tagging of Amazon Service Catalog resources

  • Defined, user-selectable options for allowed tags

Administrators can associate TagOptions with portfolios and products. During a product launch (provisioning), Amazon Service Catalog aggregates the associated portfolio and product TagOptions, and applies them to the provisioned product, as shown in the following diagram.

TagOptions Flow Diagram

With the TagOption library, you can deactivate TagOptions and retain their associations to portfolios or products, and reactivate them when you need them. This approach not only helps maintain library integrity, it also allows you to manage TagOptions that might be used intermittently, or only under special circumstances.

You manage TagOptions with the Amazon Service Catalog console or the TagOption library API. For more information, see Service Catalog API Reference.