Integration with AWS CodeDeploy in AWS CodePipeline


AWS CodeDeploy is a fully managed deployment service that automates application deployments to various compute services, including Amazon EC2 instances, AWS Fargate, and AWS Lambda. By integrating AWS CodeDeploy with AWS CodePipeline, a fully managed continuous integration and continuous delivery service, you can automate the entire deployment process, from building your application to deploying it to production. This tutorial will guide you through the steps of integrating AWS CodeDeploy with AWS CodePipeline.


  • An AWS account with access to AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeDeploy.
  • An existing AWS CodePipeline pipeline or the ability to create one.
  • An application code repository hosted on a supported version control system (e.g., AWS CodeCommit, GitHub).
  • A deployment target environment or service compatible with AWS CodeDeploy (e.g., Amazon EC2 instances).

Step-by-Step Tutorial

Step 1: Set Up AWS CodeDeploy

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

2. Set up your deployment group by specifying the deployment target environment or service, such as Amazon EC2 instances.

3. Configure the deployment group settings, including the deployment type, deployment configuration, and any optional features like load balancer integration or deployment monitoring.

4. Ensure that the necessary IAM roles and permissions are in place to allow AWS CodeDeploy to perform the deployment actions on your behalf.

Step 2: Configure AWS CodePipeline

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

2. Select the pipeline you want to configure for integration with AWS CodeDeploy or create a new pipeline.

3. Add a deployment stage to your pipeline. Name the stage appropriately, such as "Deploy" or "Release".

4. Configure the deployment action to use AWS CodeDeploy as the deployment provider. Specify the deployment group and other relevant settings, such as the application name and deployment type.

Step 3: Triggering Deployments

Once your pipeline is set up and connected to your code repository, it will automatically trigger whenever changes are pushed to the repository. The pipeline will build your application, create deployment artifacts, and initiate the deployment using AWS CodeDeploy to the specified target environment or service.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

  • Not properly configuring the deployment group settings in AWS CodeDeploy, causing deployment failures or incorrect deployments.
  • Missing or incorrect IAM roles and permissions, leading to deployment errors or lack of necessary permissions for AWS CodeDeploy.
  • Not testing the deployment process thoroughly before deploying to production environments, resulting in unexpected issues or downtime.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

  1. Q: Can I use AWS CodeDeploy to deploy applications to Amazon EC2 instances?
    A: Yes, AWS CodeDeploy supports deploying applications to Amazon EC2 instances and offers advanced deployment strategies like blue/green deployments and in-place deployments.
  2. Q: Can I deploy to multiple environments using AWS CodePipeline and AWS CodeDeploy?
    A: Yes, you can configure multiple deployment actions in a pipeline, each targeting different environments or deployment groups in AWS CodeDeploy.
  3. Q: Can I roll back a deployment in AWS CodePipeline with AWS CodeDeploy?
    A: Yes, AWS CodeDeploy supports rollbacks by leveraging deployment strategies, allowing you to easily revert to a previous stable version in case of issues.
  4. Q: Can I use AWS CloudFormation with AWS CodeDeploy in CodePipeline?
    A: Yes, you can integrate AWS CloudFormation with AWS CodeDeploy in AWS CodePipeline to perform infrastructure updates and application deployments in a single pipeline.
  5. Q: Can I customize the deployment process with AWS CodeDeploy in AWS CodePipeline?
    A: Yes, AWS CodeDeploy offers customization options such as deployment hooks, lifecycle event scripts, and deployment configurations, allowing you to tailor the deployment process to your specific needs.


Integrating AWS CodeDeploy with AWS CodePipeline enables you to automate the deployment process and achieve efficient and reliable application releases. By following the steps outlined in this tutorial, you can set up AWS CodeDeploy, configure AWS CodePipeline for deployment, and trigger deployments automatically. Avoiding common mistakes and considering the FAQs provided will help you optimize your deployment process and streamline your software delivery pipeline.