Posted On: Dec 17, 2023

EC2 Image Builder now allows customers to modify processes in their image pipelines, including build and test phases, to better suit their industry requirements. Customers no longer have to conduct bespoke tasks, such as post-build usability tests, external vulnerability scans, and security approval before distribution, outside their image pipeline automation. With this launch, EC2 Image Builder enables customization to its image creation process, allowing customers to enhance their automation and reduce operational overhead. This feature is available for Amazon Machine Images (AMIs) and Container images.

With image workflows, EC2 Image Builder allows customers to add new processes, exclude certain steps, or replace default processes of their image creation setup. An image workflow is a new resource that can be used across your image creation setup in Image Builder. The image workflows can handle usecases, such as stop build based on an external signal, run custom scripts as part of image creation, and pause build for approval. You also get detailed logs of your image workflows in the Image Builder account.

Image workflows is available in all Amazon Web Services Regions, including the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. This feature is available in the Image Builder Console, CLI, API, CloudFormation, and CDK.

You can find information about image workflows on the feature documentation page. Learn more about the service in the Image Builder documentation.