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AWS Cloud Development Kit (CDK) Datadog Integration

This construct makes it easy to integrate your AWS account with Datadog. It creates nested stacks based on the official Datadog Cloudformation templates using Amazon Cloud Development Kit (CDK).

Basic Usage

  1. Install the package

    npm i --save cdk-datadog-integration

    Or via pypi, NuGet, or GitHub Packages.

  2. Import the stack and pass the required parameters.

    import * as cdk from "aws-cdk-lib";
    import { MonitoringInfrastructureStack } from "../lib/monitoring-infrastructure-stack";
    const app = new cdk.App();
    new MonitoringInfrastructureStack(app, "MonitoringInfrastructure");
    import * as cdk from "aws-cdk-lib";
    import * as secrets from "aws-cdk-lib/aws-secretsmanager";
    import { DatadogIntegrationStack } from "cdk-datadog-integration";
    export class MonitoringInfrastructureStack extends cdk.Stack {
      constructor(scope: cdk.App, id: string, props?: cdk.StackProps) {
        super(scope, id, props);
        const datadog = new DatadogIntegrationStack(this, "Datadog", {
          // Generate an ID here:
          externalId: "",
          // Create or lookup a `Secret` that contains your Datadog API Key
          // See for details on Secrets in CDK
          // Get your API key here:
          apiKey: secrets.Secret.fromSecretNameV2(
            "<your secret name>"


Use DatadogIntegrationConfig to set additional configuration parameters. Check out docs for more details on what's available.

Additionally, a CDK Construct is exposed, should you want to add additional customizations vs. using the out-of-the-box Stack.

CDK Version Compatibility

This package is expected to work with all recent versions of CDK v2. It has been tested with 2.1.0 so almost certainly works will all newer versions, and probably works with some older versions too, but is untested.

If you're still on CDK v1, you can use cdk-datadog-integration@1, but this version is unmaintained. Please upgrade to CDKv2.

How it Works

This module uses the CfnStack CDK Construct to import the three CloudFormation stacks referenced by the main Datadog CloudFormation template. By referencing the Datadog-provided templates, you can be confident that the integration works exactly as Datadog intends.


This package is created and maintained by Ben Limmer, a freelance architect and consultant. I love helping businesses of all sizes solve their hardest technology problems. Let's connect if I can be of help!


PRs are welcome!


To release, merge your PR to main.