Create AWS CloudFormation yml for any resource
CloudFormation supports lots of different AWS Resources with many parameters. Remembering all of them is a pain and slows down development dramatically.
To make this faster Former lets you create a full CF resource example for any supported Resource. It parses the CloudFormation Resource Specification to get the definition for all resources.
You can create an example for any aws resource by calling former with the service and resource name. In the following example we’re creating an AWS::IAM::User Resource:
root@e41871e1eb3e:/app# former iam user Resources: AWSIAMUser: Parameters: Groups: - String LoginProfile: Password: String - Required PasswordResetRequired: Boolean ManagedPolicyArns: - String Path: String Policies: - PolicyDocument: Json - Required PolicyName: String - Required UserName: String Type: AWS::IAM::User
Some Resources also have a subtype (e.g. LoginProfile for the IAM::User). If you only want to show the subtype you can add it as a third parameter:
root@e41871e1eb3e:/app# former iam user loginprofile Resources: AWSIAMUserLoginProfile: Parameters: Password: String - Required PasswordResetRequired: Boolean Type: AWS::IAM::User.LoginProfile
Of course this is not valid CloudFormation as the LoginProfile is not a valid CF Resource. But it helps when you want to get a quick overview for a subtype.
- --json Print output in json instead of yaml
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