Using the Start Step Functions Execution action

Use the Start Step Functions Execution action to process Bamboo tasks and notifications, Jira workflow transitions and Jira Service Management automation rule executions with AWS Step Functions to coordinate multiple AWS services into serverless workflows so you can build and update apps quickly:



You can use the Start Step Functions Execution action with the following integrations:


The Start Step Functions Execution action requires sufficient IAM permissions - an adequate IAM policy similar to the one provisioned by the Automation with AWS (Core) CloudFormation template might look as follows:

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 { "Version": "2012-10-17", "Statement": [ { "Sid": "StepFunctionsServiceActions", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "states:*", "Resource": "*" }, { "Sid": "StepFunctionsPassRole", "Effect": "Allow", "Action": "iam:PassRole", "Resource": "arn:aws:iam::*:role/service-role/StatesExecutionRole*" } ] }

 Refer to Creating IAM Roles for Use with AWS Step Functions for details on how to create more granular/secure policies.


To configure an Start Step Functions Execution action:

Complete the following settings:



Specify the action parameters according to the following skeleton in JSON format – refer to stepfunctions . start-execution for details:

You typically only specify the stateMachineArn and input parameters, because name must be unique for your AWS account and region and properly defaults to a GUID when absent.

You can inject contextual variables into the remote action payload, refer to Entity Variables for details.

Start Step Functions Execution skeleton

1 2 3 4 5 {     "stateMachineArn": "",     "name": "",     "input": "" }

Entity Variables

You can inject contextual workflow variables with workflow entities into the remote action payload template – currently available entities are:


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