Posted On: Nov 17, 2022

Today, AWS CloudFormation StackSets launches event notifications via Amazon EventBridge. You can trigger event-driven actions after creating, updating, or deleting your CloudFormation stack sets. You can achieve this without developing or maintaining custom solutions that periodically poll for changes in your CloudFormation stack sets deployments via CloudFormation APIs. With this launch, you can build your event-driven applications across multiple AWS accounts, Organizational Units (OUs), and Regions with AWS CloudFormation StackSets and Amazon EventBridge.

Customers use AWS CloudFormation StackSets to model, provision, and manage their cloud applications and infrastructure in a safe, predictable, and repeatable way across multiple AWS accounts and Regions. Customers use EventBridge to create event-driven applications by routing events between their applications, third-party SaaS applications, and other AWS services. You can now ingest event notifications, and trigger event-driven actions when deploying stack sets. For example, you can use stack set operation events to sequence your stack set deployment Region by Region. You can consume a stack set’s create and update operation events using a Lambda Function to trigger such regional deployment workflow. Furthermore, you can initiate post-provisioning operations for stack instances even before the stack set is completely deployed. For example, you can immediately setup Amazon CloudWatch for stack instances with successful deployment to collect, access, and analyze your stack instance data with visualization tools. We look forward to the cross-account and cross-region applications you will build using this feature.

This feature is available in all AWS Regions where AWS CloudFormation StackSets is available. You can get started with a few clicks via the AWS Management Console, AWS Software Development Kits (SDK), and AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) commands of Amazon EventBridge. To learn more, visit CloudFormation documentation. These events are available for free in EventBridge.