[ aws . cloudformation ]



Returns descriptions of all resources of the specified stack.

For deleted stacks, ListStackResources returns resource information for up to 90 days after the stack has been deleted.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

list-stack-resources 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: StackResourceSummaries


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


--stack-name (string)

The name or the unique stack ID that is associated with the stack, which are not always interchangeable:

  • Running stacks: You can specify either the stack’s name or its unique stack ID.

  • Deleted stacks: You must specify the unique stack ID.

Default: There is no default 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 list resources in a stack

The following command displays the list of resources in the specified stack.

aws cloudformation list-stack-resources \
    --stack-name my-stack


    "StackResourceSummaries": [
            "LogicalResourceId": "bucket",
            "PhysicalResourceId": "my-stack-bucket-1vc62xmplgguf",
            "ResourceType": "AWS::S3::Bucket",
            "LastUpdatedTimestamp": "2019-10-02T04:34:11.345Z",
            "ResourceStatus": "CREATE_COMPLETE",
            "DriftInformation": {
                "StackResourceDriftStatus": "IN_SYNC"
            "LogicalResourceId": "function",
            "PhysicalResourceId": "my-function-SEZV4XMPL4S5",
            "ResourceType": "AWS::Lambda::Function",
            "LastUpdatedTimestamp": "2019-10-02T05:34:27.989Z",
            "ResourceStatus": "UPDATE_COMPLETE",
            "DriftInformation": {
                "StackResourceDriftStatus": "IN_SYNC"
            "LogicalResourceId": "functionRole",
            "PhysicalResourceId": "my-functionRole-HIZXMPLEOM9E",
            "ResourceType": "AWS::IAM::Role",
            "LastUpdatedTimestamp": "2019-10-02T04:34:06.350Z",
            "ResourceStatus": "CREATE_COMPLETE",
            "DriftInformation": {
                "StackResourceDriftStatus": "IN_SYNC"


StackResourceSummaries -> (list)

A list of StackResourceSummary structures.


Contains high-level information about the specified stack resource.

LogicalResourceId -> (string)

The logical name of the resource specified in the template.

PhysicalResourceId -> (string)

The name or unique identifier that corresponds to a physical instance ID of the resource.

ResourceType -> (string)

Type of resource. (For more information, go to AWS Resource Types Reference in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.)

LastUpdatedTimestamp -> (timestamp)

Time the status was updated.

ResourceStatus -> (string)

Current status of the resource.

ResourceStatusReason -> (string)

Success/failure message associated with the resource.

DriftInformation -> (structure)

Information about whether the resource’s actual configuration differs, or has drifted , from its expected configuration, as defined in the stack template and any values specified as template parameters. For more information, see Detecting Unregulated Configuration Changes to Stacks and Resources .

StackResourceDriftStatus -> (string)

Status of the resource’s actual configuration compared to its expected configuration

  • DELETED : The resource differs from its expected configuration in that it has been deleted.

  • MODIFIED : The resource differs from its expected configuration.

  • NOT_CHECKED : AWS CloudFormation has not checked if the resource differs from its expected configuration. Any resources that do not currently support drift detection have a status of NOT_CHECKED . For more information, see Resources that Support Drift Detection . If you performed an ContinueUpdateRollback operation on a stack, any resources included in ResourcesToSkip will also have a status of NOT_CHECKED . For more information on skipping resources during rollback operations, see Continue Rolling Back an Update in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide.

  • IN_SYNC : The resources’s actual configuration matches its expected configuration.

LastCheckTimestamp -> (timestamp)

When AWS CloudFormation last checked if the resource had drifted from its expected configuration.

NextToken -> (string)

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