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I've just switched form building our servers via the EC2 Web GUI to using CloudFormation, but I can't find anything in the documentation about setting Termination Protection. Is this not supported by CloudFormation?

I can still enabled it manually once the CloudFormation script completes, but I'm trying to get away from manual configuration.

UPDATE: Found the answer but don't have the rep to posted it as such. Just in case anyone else is as dense as I was Termination Protection is the same as DisableAPITermination. See below.

"Type": "AWS::EC2::Instance",
  "Properties": {
    "DisableApiTermination": "TRUE",
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You can't use:

"DisableOnTermination": "FALSE", 



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