Integration with AWS CodeBuild under AWS CodePipeline


AWS CodeBuild is a fully managed build service that compiles your source code, runs tests, and produces deployable artifacts. Integrating AWS CodeBuild with AWS CodePipeline allows you to automate your build process, ensuring consistent and reliable builds for your applications. This tutorial will guide you through the steps to integrate AWS CodeBuild with AWS CodePipeline.


  • An AWS account with access to AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeBuild.
  • An existing AWS CodePipeline pipeline or the ability to create one.
  • An AWS CodeBuild project for building your application.
  • A source code repository hosted on a supported version control system (e.g., AWS CodeCommit, GitHub).

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Set Up AWS CodeBuild Project

1. Open the AWS Management Console and navigate to the CodeBuild service.

2. Create a new CodeBuild project or select an existing one.

3. Configure the build settings, including the source code repository, build environment, and build commands.

4. Define any additional build specifications or environment variables required for your application.

5. Save the CodeBuild project.

Step 2: Configure AWS CodePipeline

1. Open the AWS Management Console and navigate to the CodePipeline service.

2. Select the pipeline you want to integrate with CodeBuild or create a new pipeline.

3. Add or modify the build stage in your pipeline.

4. Select "AWS CodeBuild" as the provider for the build stage.

5. Choose the CodeBuild project you created in Step 1.

6. Configure any additional settings, such as input artifacts and output artifacts.

7. Save the pipeline configuration.

Step 3: Triggering Pipeline Execution

Once your pipeline is set up, it will automatically trigger whenever changes are pushed to the source code 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

  • Not properly configuring the CodeBuild project settings, such as the source repository or build commands.
  • Missing or incorrect permissions for AWS CodeBuild to access the required resources.
  • Forgetting to update the pipeline configuration after modifying the CodeBuild project.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: Can I use multiple CodeBuild projects in a single CodePipeline?
    A: Yes, you can configure multiple CodeBuild projects in a CodePipeline to support different stages or environments.
  2. Q: Can I customize the build environment for CodeBuild?
    A: Yes, CodeBuild provides customizable build environments where you can specify the runtime, compute resources, and other build settings.
  3. Q: Can I run tests as part of the CodeBuild build process?
    A: Yes, you can include test commands in your CodeBuild project's buildspec file to run tests as part of the build process.
  4. Q: Is it possible to integrate third-party build tools with CodePipeline and CodeBuild?
    A: Yes, CodePipeline and CodeBuild support various third-party build tools and frameworks, allowing you to use your preferred build ecosystem.
  5. Q: How can I troubleshoot build failures in CodePipeline?
    A: CodePipeline provides detailed logs and execution history for each build, helping you identify and debug build failures effectively.


Integrating AWS CodeBuild with AWS CodePipeline enables you to automate your build process and ensure consistent and reliable builds for your applications. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can set up a pipeline that automatically triggers CodeBuild projects whenever changes are pushed to your source code repository. Avoiding common mistakes and considering the FAQs provided will help you optimize your build process and enhance your continuous delivery workflow.