Pipeline Status and History in AWS CodePipeline

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Monitoring the status and history of your pipelines is essential for effective continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) workflows. AWS CodePipeline offers features to help you keep track of pipeline executions, view their status, and access execution history. In this tutorial, we will explore how to monitor pipeline status and history in AWS CodePipeline.

Checking Pipeline Status

Once you have set up your pipeline and triggered its execution, you can check its status in the AWS CodePipeline console or using the AWS CLI.

Example of AWS CLI command to check pipeline status:

aws codepipeline get-pipeline --name MyPipeline

The response will include information about the pipeline's current status, such as whether it is in progress, succeeded, failed, or paused.

Viewing Pipeline Execution History

AWS CodePipeline keeps a detailed execution history, allowing you to review the progress of your pipeline over time. You can access the pipeline execution history through the AWS CodePipeline console or the AWS CLI.

Example of AWS CLI command to view pipeline execution history:

aws codepipeline list-pipeline-executions --pipeline-name MyPipeline

The response will provide information about each execution, including its start time, end time, and status.

Common Mistakes

  • Not checking the pipeline status after triggering an execution, leading to delayed detection of issues.
  • Overlooking the pipeline history, missing important insights for troubleshooting or optimization.
  • Not setting up proper permissions for pipeline users to access status and history data.
  • Using the wrong pipeline name when querying for status or history.


  1. Q: Can I view the status of multiple pipelines simultaneously?

    Yes, you can check the status of all your pipelines by navigating to the AWS CodePipeline console.

  2. Q: Is the pipeline execution history available indefinitely?

    No, AWS CodePipeline retains pipeline execution history for a limited time. You may consider archiving important data periodically.

  3. Q: Can I filter the pipeline execution history based on a specific date range?

    No, the AWS CLI command mentioned earlier retrieves all execution history. However, you can filter the results programmatically.

  4. Q: How can I get notified of pipeline status changes?

    You can set up Amazon SNS notifications to receive alerts when pipeline status changes occur.

  5. Q: Can I trigger a pipeline execution directly from the execution history page?

    No, pipeline executions must be triggered separately using triggers configured in CodePipeline.


Monitoring the status and history of your pipelines in AWS CodePipeline is crucial for maintaining visibility and control over your CI/CD workflows. By regularly checking pipeline status and accessing execution history, you can detect and address issues promptly, ensuring a smooth and efficient software delivery process.