[ aws . cloudfront ]



Get the information about an invalidation.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--distribution-id <value>
--id <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--distribution-id (string)

The distribution’s ID.

--id (string)

The identifier for the invalidation request, for example, IDFDVBD632BHDS5 .

--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.

--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 a CloudFront invalidation

The following example gets the invalidation with the ID I2J0I21PCUYOIK for the CloudFront distribution with the ID EDFDVBD6EXAMPLE:

aws cloudfront get-invalidation --id I2J0I21PCUYOIK --distribution-id EDFDVBD6EXAMPLE


    "Invalidation": {
        "Status": "Completed",
        "InvalidationBatch": {
            "Paths": {
                "Items": [
                "Quantity": 2
            "CallerReference": "cli-example"
        "Id": "I2J0I21PCUYOIK",
        "CreateTime": "2019-12-05T18:40:49.413Z"


Invalidation -> (structure)

The invalidation’s information. For more information, see Invalidation Complex Type .

Id -> (string)

The identifier for the invalidation request. For example: IDFDVBD632BHDS5 .

Status -> (string)

The status of the invalidation request. When the invalidation batch is finished, the status is Completed .

CreateTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time the invalidation request was first made.

InvalidationBatch -> (structure)

The current invalidation information for the batch request.

Paths -> (structure)

A complex type that contains information about the objects that you want to invalidate. For more information, see Specifying the Objects to Invalidate in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide .

Quantity -> (integer)

The number of invalidation paths specified for the objects that you want to invalidate.

Items -> (list)

A complex type that contains a list of the paths that you want to invalidate.


CallerReference -> (string)

A value that you specify to uniquely identify an invalidation request. CloudFront uses the value to prevent you from accidentally resubmitting an identical request. Whenever you create a new invalidation request, you must specify a new value for CallerReference and change other values in the request as applicable. One way to ensure that the value of CallerReference is unique is to use a timestamp , for example, 20120301090000 .

If you make a second invalidation request with the same value for CallerReference , and if the rest of the request is the same, CloudFront doesn’t create a new invalidation request. Instead, CloudFront returns information about the invalidation request that you previously created with the same CallerReference .

If CallerReference is a value you already sent in a previous invalidation batch request but the content of any Path is different from the original request, CloudFront returns an InvalidationBatchAlreadyExists error.