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Helper functions for assembling CloudFormation templates in JavaScript





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Helper functions for assembling CloudFormation templates in JavaScript.


Cloudfriend contains a library of JS classes that reduce the amount of "boilerplate" CloudFormation that you need to write to setup a common set of AWS Resources. See the shortcuts readme for more information, or the shortcuts API documentation to look at shortcut-specific configuration.

Intrinsic functions and conditions

These are functions that you can use in place of various CloudFormation objects.

CloudFriend | CloudFormation --- | --- base64(value) | Fn::Base64 cidr(ipBlock, count, cidrBits) | Fn::Cidr findInMap(mapping, key, attr) | Fn::FindInMap getAtt(obj, key) | Fn::GetAtt getAzs(region) | Fn::GetAZs join(delimiter, pieces) | Fn::Join split(delimiter, string) | Fn::Split select(index, list) | Fn::Select ref(name) | Ref userData(list) | Fn::Base64 and Fn::Join with \n delimiter and(conditions) | Fn::And equals(a, b) | Fn::Equals if(condition, ifTrue, ifFalse) | Fn::If not(condition) | Fn::Not or(conditions) | Fn::Or notEquals(a, b) | Fn::Not and Fn::Equals sub(str, variables) | Fn::Sub importValue(sharedValue) | Fn::ImportValue, arn(service, suffix) | Fn::Sub designed for an ARN transform(name, parameters) | Fn::Transform contains(strings, s) | Fn::Contains eachMemberEquals(strings, s) | Fn::EachMemberEquals eachMemberIn(stringsToCheck, stringsToMatch) | Fn::EachMemberIn refAll(parameterType) | Fn::RefAll valueOf(parameterLogicalId, attribute) | Fn::ValueOf valueOfAll(parameterType, attribute) | Fn::ValueOfAll

Pseudo parameters

These are static properties of cloudfriend that you can use to reference various CloudFormation objects.

CloudFriend | CloudFormation --- | --- accountId | AWS::AccountId notificationArns | AWS::NotificationARNs noValue | AWS::NoValue region | AWS::Region stackId | AWS::StackId stackName | AWS::StackName partition | AWS::Partition urlSuffix | AWS::URLSuffix

Other helpers

method | description --- | --- build(file, opts) | Builds a template defined by a static JavaScript export, a synchronous or an asynchronous function. validate(file) | Uses the cloudformation:ValidateTemplate API call to perform rudimentary template validation merge(...template) | Merges templates together. Throws errors if logical names are reused. Transform macros from all template arguments are merged into a single array, in order of their appearance in the template arguments, and an error is thrown if any macro is repeated.

CLI tools

By installing cloudfriend globally, it can provide you with simple CLI tools for building and validating CloudFormation templates.

# either...
$ git clone && cd cloudfriend && npm link
# ... or ...
$ npm install -g @mapbox/cloudfriend

Then, to build a template:

# Prints the template as JSON to stdout
$ build-template path/to/template.js

Or, to validate a template:

# Make sure that your shell is configured to make AWS requests
$ validate-template path/to/template.js

You may also specify a region for validation:

# Make sure that your shell is configured to make AWS requests
$ validate-template path/to/template.js us-east-1