Posted On: Nov 13, 2019

Today, AWS CloudFormation is announcing resource import which allows you to bring existing AWS application resources into CloudFormation. With this launch, you can start managing existing resources such as Amazon S3 Buckets or DynamoDB Tables with all the benefits of CloudFormation, regardless of how they were created or managed previously. You can now leverage automation at scale with these resources instead of relying on manual processes or maintaining custom scripts. 

With resource import, you can also refactor existing CloudFormation stacks and rename CloudFormation resources. For example, you can now modify what resources are grouped together during CloudFormation updates.  

To get started, read our documentation where you will find walkthroughs and details on importing resources and refactoring stacks, including nested stacks. Resource import is initially available for the same set of resource types as drift detection.  

This functionality is available today in the AWS CloudFormation Management console, via the AWS SDKs and the AWS CLI in the following regions: US East (Ohio), US EAST (N. Virginia), US West (N. California), US West (Oregon), Canada (Central), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Singapore), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), EU (London), EU (Paris) and South America (São Paulo).