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I am creating a CF stack;

I have been using the --notification-arns flag of aws cloudformaction create-stack to send notifications to an email topic; however this produces a huge amount of spam, given that it records every X_IN_PROGRESS and X_COMPLETE, where X=CREATE/DELETE for every resource on the stack;

I just want to get notifications for the stack CREATE/DELETE events.

Is this possible?

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I believe, alternatively, you could use CloudTrail+CloudWatch rules, but then you will get CREATE_STACK events for all stacks Here is some information about that:

https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AWSCloudFormation/latest/UserGuide/cfn-api-logging-cloudtrail.html https://docs.aws.amazon.com/AmazonCloudWatch/latest/events/EventTypes.html

And, of course, there's the option to put a lambda which listens on the notification topic and filters the needed events before sending the email.

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