Integrating CodePipeline with Source Control Systems - AWS CodePipeline Tutorial

Learn how to integrate AWS CodePipeline with your source control repositories

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AWS CodePipeline is a powerful service that automates the build, test, and deployment phases of your application release process. To make the most of CodePipeline, you need to connect it with your source code repository, such as GitHub, Bitbucket, or AWS CodeCommit. This integration enables CodePipeline to automatically trigger the pipeline whenever changes are pushed to the repository, facilitating continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows.

Integration Steps

Here are the steps to integrate AWS CodePipeline with a source control system:

  1. Create a new pipeline or select an existing one.
  2. Configure the source stage:
aws codepipeline create-pipeline --name MyPipeline --role-arn <your-role-arn> --cli-input-json file://source.json

In this example, "source.json" contains the necessary configuration for the source stage, including the repository URL and authentication details.

  1. Configure the build, test, and deployment stages as needed for your application.
  2. Save and run the pipeline to start the integration.

Common Mistakes

  • Incorrectly specifying the repository URL or access credentials during the configuration.
  • Not setting up webhooks in the source control system to trigger pipeline execution automatically.
  • Forgetting to set appropriate permissions for CodePipeline to access the repository.
  • Overlooking the need to configure branch specifications for selective triggering of pipeline execution.


  1. Q: Can I integrate multiple repositories with a single CodePipeline?

    Yes, CodePipeline allows you to configure multiple source stages, each connected to a different repository.

  2. Q: Is it possible to use a private repository in the integration?

    Yes, you can provide the necessary authentication details to enable CodePipeline to access private repositories.

  3. Q: What if my source control system is not listed in the CodePipeline integrations?

    CodePipeline supports various source control systems, but if your preferred one is not available, you can still use custom actions to integrate with your system.

  4. Q: Can I set up approval stages in the pipeline after source integration?

    Yes, you can add manual approval stages to the pipeline after the source stage to control the flow of deployments.

  5. Q: How can I roll back to a previous version of my application in CodePipeline?

    CodePipeline supports manual or automated rollback actions to a previous version in case of issues during deployment.


Integrating AWS CodePipeline with your source control system is a crucial step in automating your CI/CD workflows. By following the steps and avoiding common mistakes, you can seamlessly connect your repository and benefit from automated pipeline execution whenever code changes are made. This integration empowers you to deliver software faster and more reliably.