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📦 plugin-generator-amazon-eventbridge

EventCatalog allows you to document your Event Driven Architecture powered by markdown files.

This plugin allows you to generate an EventCatalog from your Amazon EventBridge integration.

This plugin will generate Event documents based on your EventBridge Schemas, Rules, Targets and Registry.

Plugin Features

  • 📄 Automatic documentation with versioning
  • 👨‍⚕️ Add owners (people/teams) to your events
  • 📊 Visualise Targets and Rules for Each Event
  • 🌎 Quick access to AWS Console within each Event
  • 🗄 JSONDraft4 and OpenAPI Schemas
  • 💅 Customise and add content to each event (capture information, and details)
  • ⚡️ Powered by markdown, setup in seconds.

EventCatalog with EventBridge Schema (example)


How the plugin works

The plugin will use aws-sdk to connect to your EventBridge event bus and schema registry. It then transforms this information into documents for EventCatalog.


Documenting your Schemas

EventCatalog is powered by Markdown files. This plugin will pull down your events and transform them into documentation for you. You can then enhance that documentation with whatever information you want whilst continuing to generate the event documentation.

Event Versioning

EventBridge schema registry provides automatic versioning for your event schemas (detects changes). This EventCatalog plugin will read the versions of your schemas and automatically version your events for you.


EventCatalog will provide JSONDraft4 and OpenAPI versions of your EventBridge schemas.

Targets and Rules

EventCatalog will inspect your event's targets and rules and try to show diagrams that represent the flow of your event with the filters (rules).

Adding Owners to Events

EventCatalog allows you to add owners to your events. This allows you to add teams or users as owners of your EventBridge Schemas.

Installation and Usage

If you haven't already you will need to create a new catalog.

npx @eventcatalog/create-eventcatalog@latest my-catalog

Your Catalog will come with a bunch of services and events out the box. Feel free to delete these.

Next we have to install the @eventcatalog/plugin-doc-generator-amazon-eventbridge plugin.

npm install --save @eventcatalog/plugin-doc-generator-amazon-eventbridge

Now we have to configure our plugin in the eventcatalog.config.js file.


const path = require('path');

module.exports = {
generators: [
eventBusName: 'boyne-test-bus', // your event bus name
region: 'us-west-1', // your region
registryName: 'discovered-schemas', // your registry normally "discovered-schemas"
schemaNamePrefix: 'my-prefix', // Schema name prefix filter, optional
credentials: {
accessKeyId: process.env.AWS_ACCESS_KEY,
secretAccessKey: process.env.AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY,
sessionToken: process.env.AWS_SESSION_TOKEN // optional

Generating your documents

Once you have setup the plugin you will need to run

npm run generate

This command will run through your plugin and generate your EventCatalog documentation.

Plugin Configuration

eventBusNamestring(empty)Name of your EventBus
regionstring(empty)AWS Region of your eventbus
registryNamestring(empty)Name of your Schema Registry
credentialsAWSCredentials- View Schema(empty)AWS accessKeyId and secretAccessKey
schemaTypeToRenderToEventstring (JSONSchemaDraft4/OpenAPI)JSONSchemaDraft4Schema type to render alongside your event in EventCatalog
versionEventsbooleantrueVersion your events as new versions get detected from your Schema Registry
schemaNamePrefixstring(empty)Schema name prefix used to filter retrieved schemas

AWS Configuration

Policy for AWS

This plugin will require some read access to your Amazon EventBridge Bus, Schema Registry and Versions.

It's recommended you create a new IAM user with the following policy.

"Version": "2012-10-17",
"Statement": [
"Sid": "EventCatalog",
"Effect": "Allow",
"Action": [
"Resource": "*"

Turning on Schema Discovery in AWS

To get the most out of this plugin you will need to provide the plugin with the registryName.

You will need to turn on schema discovery for your EventBridge Bus.


Is the EventCatalog EventCatalog documentation manual?

EventCatalog uses markdown to generate your EDA documentation. This can be done manually, through plugins or a mixture of both.

With EventCatalog it's key goal is to make documentation easy to maintain, that means you can generate from any third party source using plugins but also manually make changes at the same time.

Any changes to your events markdown content will be persisted across generation, but event metadata will be updated with the latest information (from generation).

TL;DR - EventCatalog allows you to generate from sources and also keep your manual changes.