Posted On: Sep 9, 2020

AWS Service Catalog now supports the use of administrator-provided names for product discovery, provisioning, and searches on running products. With this new feature, administrators can define their taxonomy for product naming and versioning, and this taxonomy is accessible to builders and administrators for use within their code and scripts. Referencing by name helps builders innovate faster, and provides a consistent product discovery and provisioning experience across accounts and regions.  

AWS Service Catalog allows organizations to create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS. These IT services can include everything from virtual machine images, servers, software, and databases to complete multi-tier application architectures. AWS Service Catalog is used by enterprises, system integrators, and managed service providers to organize, govern, and provision cloud resources on AWS. 

The Service Catalog API Describe Product, Describe Provisioning Parameters, Provision Product, Update Provision Product, and Search Provisioned Products now support the use of administrator-defined product and version names. Product provisioning is further simplified by supporting the inclusion of the portfolio name, which is also administrator-defined, and establishes the governance enforced at provisioning. Customers can access these features via API, CLI, and CloudFormation resources. Administrators and builders can search for running products within their account and region based on administrator-provided product and version names, making it possible to find running products that share a similar name space or version number.  

The simplified Service Catalog API and CloudFormation resource is now available in all AWS commercial and GovCloud Regions. To learn more, see the Service Catalog Developer Guide – API Overview.