[ aws . cloudformation ]



Returns the summary information for stacks whose status matches the specified StackStatusFilter. Summary information for stacks that have been deleted is kept for 90 days after the stack is deleted. If no StackStatusFilter is specified, summary information for all stacks is returned (including existing stacks and stacks that have been deleted).

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

list-stacks 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: StackSummaries


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


--stack-status-filter (list)

Stack status to use as a filter. Specify one or more stack status codes to list only stacks with the specified status codes. For a complete list of stack status codes, see the StackStatus parameter of the Stack data type.



"string" "string" ...

Where valid values are:

--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 AWS CloudFormation stacks

The following list-stacks command shows a summary of all stacks that have a status of CREATE_COMPLETE:

aws cloudformation list-stacks --stack-status-filter CREATE_COMPLETE


        "StackId": "arn:aws:cloudformation:us-east-1:123456789012:stack/myteststack/466df9e0-0dff-08e3-8e2f-5088487c4896",
        "TemplateDescription": "AWS CloudFormation Sample Template S3_Bucket: Sample template showing how to create a publicly accessible S3 bucket. **WARNING** This template creates an S3 bucket. You will be billed for the AWS resources used if you create a stack from this template.",
        "StackStatusReason": null,
        "CreationTime": "2013-08-26T03:27:10.190Z",
        "StackName": "myteststack",
        "StackStatus": "CREATE_COMPLETE"


StackSummaries -> (list)

A list of StackSummary structures containing information about the specified stacks.


The StackSummary Data Type

StackId -> (string)

Unique stack identifier.

StackName -> (string)

The name associated with the stack.

TemplateDescription -> (string)

The template description of the template used to create the stack.

CreationTime -> (timestamp)

The time the stack was created.

LastUpdatedTime -> (timestamp)

The time the stack was last updated. This field will only be returned if the stack has been updated at least once.

DeletionTime -> (timestamp)

The time the stack was deleted.

StackStatus -> (string)

The current status of the stack.

StackStatusReason -> (string)

Success/Failure message associated with the stack status.

ParentId -> (string)

For nested stacks–stacks created as resources for another stack–the stack ID of the direct parent of this stack. For the first level of nested stacks, the root stack is also the parent stack.

For more information, see Working with Nested Stacks in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide .

RootId -> (string)

For nested stacks–stacks created as resources for another stack–the stack ID of the top-level stack to which the nested stack ultimately belongs.

For more information, see Working with Nested Stacks in the AWS CloudFormation User Guide .

DriftInformation -> (structure)

Summarizes information on whether a stack’s actual configuration differs, or has drifted , from it’s 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 .

StackDriftStatus -> (string)

Status of the stack’s actual configuration compared to its expected template configuration.

  • DRIFTED : The stack differs from its expected template configuration. A stack is considered to have drifted if one or more of its resources have drifted.

  • NOT_CHECKED : AWS CloudFormation has not checked if the stack differs from its expected template configuration.

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

  • UNKNOWN : This value is reserved for future use.

LastCheckTimestamp -> (timestamp)

Most recent time when a drift detection operation was initiated on the stack, or any of its individual resources that support drift detection.

NextToken -> (string)

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