fastly backend create

Create a backend on a Fastly service version.

WARNING: This information is part of a limited availability release. Portions of this API may be subject to changes and improvements over time. Fields marked deprecated may be removed in the future and their use is discouraged. For more information, see our product and feature lifecycle descriptions.


fastly backend create --version=VERSION --name=NAME --address=ADDRESS


--service-idNoService ID (falls back to FASTLY_SERVICE_ID, then fastly.toml)
--versionYes'latest', 'active', or the number of a specific version
--autocloneNoIf the selected service version is not editable, clone it and use the clone.
--nameYesBackend name
--addressYesA hostname, IPv4, or IPv6 address for the backend
--commentNoA descriptive note
--portNoPort number of the address
--override-hostNoThe hostname to override the Host header
--connect-timeoutNoHow long to wait for a timeout in milliseconds
--max-connNoMaximum number of connections
--first-byte-timeoutNoHow long to wait for the first bytes in milliseconds
--between-bytes-timeoutNoHow long to wait between bytes in milliseconds
--auto-loadbalanceNoWhether or not this backend should be automatically load balanced
--weightNoWeight used to load balance this backend against others
--request-conditionNoCondition, which if met, will select this backend during a request
--healthcheckNoThe name of the healthcheck to use with this backend
--shieldNoThe shield POP designated to reduce inbound load on this origin by serving the cached data to the rest of the network
--use-sslNoWhether or not to use SSL to reach the backend
--ssl-check-certNoBe strict on checking SSL certs
--ssl-ca-certNoCA certificate attached to origin
--ssl-client-certNoClient certificate attached to origin
--ssl-client-keyNoClient key attached to origin
--ssl-cert-hostnameNoOverrides ssl_hostname, but only for cert verification. Does not affect SNI at all.
--ssl-sni-hostnameNoOverrides ssl_hostname, but only for SNI in the handshake. Does not affect cert validation at all.
--min-tls-versionNoMinimum allowed TLS version on SSL connections to this backend
--max-tls-versionNoMaximum allowed TLS version on SSL connections to this backend
--ssl-ciphersNoColon delimited list of OpenSSL ciphers (see for details)

Global options

--helpNoShow context-sensitive help.
--tokenNoFastly API token (or via FASTLY_API_TOKEN)
--verboseNoVerbose logging