[ aws . cloudformation ]



Retrieves your account’s AWS CloudFormation limits, such as the maximum number of stacks that you can create in your account. For more information about account limits, see AWS CloudFormation Limits in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-account-limits is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: AccountLimits


[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command’s output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command’s output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To get information about your account limits

The following command retrieves a list of regional limits for the current account.

aws cloudformation describe-account-limits


    "AccountLimits": [
            "Name": "StackLimit",
            "Value": 200
            "Name": "StackOutputsLimit",
            "Value": 60
            "Name": "ConcurrentResourcesLimit",
            "Value": 2500


AccountLimits -> (list)

An account limit structure that contain a list of AWS CloudFormation account limits and their values.


The AccountLimit data type.

CloudFormation has the following limits per account:

  • Number of concurrent resources

  • Number of stacks

  • Number of stack outputs

For more information about these account limits, and other CloudFormation limits, see AWS CloudFormation Limits in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide .

Name -> (string)

The name of the account limit.

Values: ConcurrentResourcesLimit | StackLimit | StackOutputsLimit

Value -> (integer)

The value that is associated with the account limit name.

NextToken -> (string)

If the output exceeds 1 MB in size, a string that identifies the next page of limits. If no additional page exists, this value is null.