Git Integration with AWS CodePipeline Tutorial


Git integration with AWS CodePipeline enables you to automate your software release process by connecting your Git repositories with AWS CodePipeline. This integration allows you to set up continuous delivery pipelines that automatically build, test, and deploy your applications whenever changes are pushed to your Git repository.


  • An AWS account with access to AWS CodePipeline
  • A Git repository hosted on a Git service like GitHub or AWS CodeCommit
  • An AWS CodeBuild project for building your application
  • An AWS Elastic Beanstalk environment or an AWS Lambda function for deploying your application

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Set Up AWS CodePipeline

1. Go to the AWS Management Console and open the CodePipeline service.

2. Click on "Create pipeline" to start creating a new pipeline.

3. Provide a name for your pipeline and click "Next".

4. Select your source provider (e.g., GitHub, AWS CodeCommit) and configure the connection to your Git repository.

5. Choose the branch you want to monitor for changes and click "Next".

6. Add a build stage and configure it to use your AWS CodeBuild project.

7. Add a deploy stage and configure it to deploy your application using either AWS Elastic Beanstalk or AWS Lambda.

8. Review the pipeline configuration and click "Create pipeline" to create your pipeline.

Step 2: Triggering Pipeline Execution

Once your pipeline is set up, it will automatically trigger whenever changes are pushed to the monitored branch in your Git repository. You can also manually trigger a pipeline execution from the AWS CodePipeline console by selecting your pipeline and clicking "Release change".

Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Forgetting to grant the necessary permissions to AWS CodePipeline to access your Git repository.
  • Incorrectly configuring the source provider and connection settings.
  • Not properly configuring the build and deploy stages.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: Can I use any Git repository with AWS CodePipeline?
    A: Yes, AWS CodePipeline supports integration with various Git services, including GitHub, AWS CodeCommit, and Bitbucket.
  2. Q: How can I troubleshoot issues with my pipeline?
    A: You can check the pipeline execution details and logs in the AWS CodePipeline console to identify and debug any issues.
  3. Q: Can I customize the build and deploy processes in my pipeline?
    A: Yes, you can configure your build stage to run custom build commands and define deployment settings based on your application's requirements.
  4. Q: Is AWS CodePipeline suitable for both small and large-scale projects?
    A: Yes, AWS CodePipeline can be used for projects of any size, from small applications to complex enterprise-level systems.
  5. Q: Can I integrate AWS CodePipeline with other AWS services?
    A: Yes, AWS CodePipeline can be integrated with various AWS services, such as AWS CodeBuild, AWS Elastic Beanstalk, AWS Lambda, and more, to create end-to-end application deployment workflows.


Integrating Git with AWS CodePipeline allows you to automate your software release process and create continuous delivery pipelines. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can set up a pipeline that automatically builds, tests, and deploys your applications whenever changes are pushed to your Git repository. Avoiding common mistakes and understanding the key concepts of Git integration with AWS CodePipeline will help you streamline your development workflow and improve your application deployment process.