Deploy Web Application and Infrastructure using CloudFormation

Wait until the VPC CloudFormation stack status is CREATE_COMPLETE, then continue. This will take about four minutes.

  • Download the CloudFormation template: staticwebapp.yaml
    • You can right-click then choose Save link as; or you can right click and copy the link to use with wget
  1. Go to the AWS CloudFormation console at and click Create Stack > With new resources Images/CFNCreateStackButton

  2. Leave Prepare template setting as-is

    • For Template source select Upload a template file
    • Click Choose file and supply the CloudFormation template you downloaded: staticwebapp.yaml CFNUploadTemplateFile
  3. Click Next

  4. For Stack name use CloudFormationLab

  5. Parameters

    • Look over the Parameters and their default values.

    • Click Next

  6. For Configure stack options we recommend configuring tags, which are key-value pairs, that can help you identify your stacks and the resources they create. For example, enter Owner in the left column which is the key, and your email address in the right column which is the value. We will not use additional permissions or advanced options so click Next. For more information, see Setting AWS CloudFormation Stack Options.

  7. For Review

    • Review the contents of the page
    • At the bottom of the page, select I acknowledge that AWS CloudFormation might create IAM resources with custom names
    • Click Create stack CFNIamCapabilities
  8. This will take you to the CloudFormation stack status page, showing the stack creation in progress.

    • Click on the Events tab
    • Scroll through the listing. It shows the activities performed by CloudFormation (newest events at top), such as starting to create a resource and then completing the resource creation.
    • Any errors encountered during the creation of the stack will be listed in this tab. StackCreationStarted
  9. When it shows status CREATE_COMPLETE, then you are finished with this step.