Copying Products to AWS Service Catalog

What is AWS Service Catalog?
What does it mean to copy AWS Marketplace products to Service Catalog?
What are the steps to copy a product to Service Catalog?
Is there a charge for copying items from AWS Marketplace into my catalog?
Why is my Copy to Service Catalog button grayed-out?
Do I need specific permissions to use this service?
Can I customize the CloudFormation template before copying a product to Service Catalog?
Why doesn’t the pricing information reflect the costs of the region to which I am copying the product?
Can I make multiple entries of the same product in the same region?
Can I copy more than one version of a product at a time?
Can I copy the product to more than one region at a time?
Can I remove copies from Service Catalog?
Is Copy Products to AWS Service Catalog available for the AWS GovCloud region?

What is AWS Service Catalog?

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. Service Catalog allows you to centrally manage commonly deployed IT services, and helps you achieve consistent governance and meet your compliance requirements, while enabling users to quickly deploy only the approved IT services they need.

What does it mean to copy AWS Marketplace products to Service Catalog?

You can copy AWS Marketplace software products into AWS Service Catalog from the AWS Marketplace website. Currently, only select products that are delivered as Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) or as AWS CloudFormation stacks can be copied. If a product is available to copy, a Service Catalog tab appears on the product’s launch page. You must first accept the software terms and subscribe to the product before you can copy it to Service Catalog.


When you click the Service Catalog tab, you can select the version(s) of the product to copy and the Service Catalog region into which it should be copied. You can create as many copies of each product version in your catalog as you want, even if they are identical to existing entries. This give you flexibility when managing AWS Marketplace products in your catalog.
You can then access, manage, and launch your products from Service Catalog, or further customize them by editing their CloudFormation template. You will be charged for any instances you launch from within Service Catalog just as if you launched them from the AWS Marketplace website or Amazon EC2 console. You can also add the products to a new or existing Service Catalog portfolio. For more information, see the AWS Service Catalog documentation.

What are the steps to copy a product to Service Catalog?

  1. Visit the product launch page for the AWS Marketplace product you want to copy. For a product to which you have already subscribed, you can find this page by clicking the Launch More Software button for that product on the Your Software page. For a product to which you have not yet subscribed, browse to the product detail page and then click the Continue button. You might need to sign in to AWS Marketplace if you have not already done so.
  2. From the launch page of the product you want to add to Service Catalog, click the Service Catalog tab. If there is no Service Catalog tab, then the product cannot be copied to Service Catalog.
  3. Under Copy to Service Catalog, in the Service Catalog Region drop-down box, choose the region into which you want to copy the product.


  4. Select the version(s) of the product you want to copy, and then click the Copy to Service Catalog button. A message appears, indicating that the product is being copied to the region you selected.


  5. This message appears after the product has been copied and for any product version that has been previously copied:



Is there a charge for copying items from AWS Marketplace into my catalog?

There is no additional charge for copying products from AWS Marketplace to Service Catalog. Each AWS Marketplace product has its own pricing model for the usage of the product software. For more information on Service Catalog pricing, see AWS Service Catalog Pricing.

Why is my Copy to Service Catalog button grayed-out?

The button is grayed-out until you accept the software license terms for the product. The button might also be grayed-out if you do not have permissions to Service Catalog.

Do I need specific permissions to use this service?

Yes. You must have an account that can read and write to Service Catalog.

Can I customize the CloudFormation template before copying a product to Service Catalog?

No. However, you can create a new CloudFormation template that references the AWS Marketplace AMI or use the template copied to Service Catalog as a starting point to create a new version. For more information, see Adding an AWS Marketplace Product to Your Portfolio.

Why doesn’t the pricing information reflect the costs of the region to which I am copying the product?

The Version and Region drop-down boxes in the Copy to Service Catalog section are used only to select the product version and the Service Catalog region where you want the product copied. To see how launching a product in a specific region might change the EC2 or other infrastructure costs, use the Region drop-down box in the Pricing Information section on the right.

Can I make multiple entries of the same product in the same region?

Yes. Each time you choose Copy to Service Catalog, a new entry will be made.

Can I copy more than one version of a product at a time?

Yes. You can choose to copy one or more versions of the product at a time. Every time you click the Copy to Service Catalog button, a new copy of the product is created in Service Catalog. Existing Service Catalog products and previously made product copies will not be altered.

Can I copy the product to more than one region at a time?

No. When you use this feature to add products to Service Catalog, you can copy to only one region at a time.

Can I remove copies from Service Catalog?

Yes. You can use the AWS Service Catalog console, CLI, or APIs to remove products copied to Service Catalog.

Is Copy Products to AWS Service Catalog available for the AWS GovCloud region?

No, not that this time.