[ aws . configservice ]



Returns the current status of the specified configuration recorder. If a configuration recorder is not specified, this action returns the status of all configuration recorders associated with the account.


Currently, you can specify only one configuration recorder per region in your account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


[--configuration-recorder-names <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--configuration-recorder-names (list)

The name(s) of the configuration recorder. If the name is not specified, the action returns the current status of all the configuration recorders associated with the account.



"string" "string" ...

--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 status information for the configuration recorder

The following command returns the status of the default configuration recorder:

aws configservice describe-configuration-recorder-status


    "ConfigurationRecordersStatus": [
            "name": "default",
            "lastStatus": "SUCCESS",
            "recording": true,
            "lastStatusChangeTime": 1452193834.344,
            "lastStartTime": 1441039997.819,
            "lastStopTime": 1441039992.835


ConfigurationRecordersStatus -> (list)

A list that contains status of the specified recorders.


The current status of the configuration recorder.

name -> (string)

The name of the configuration recorder.

lastStartTime -> (timestamp)

The time the recorder was last started.

lastStopTime -> (timestamp)

The time the recorder was last stopped.

recording -> (boolean)

Specifies whether or not the recorder is currently recording.

lastStatus -> (string)

The last (previous) status of the recorder.

lastErrorCode -> (string)

The error code indicating that the recording failed.

lastErrorMessage -> (string)

The message indicating that the recording failed due to an error.

lastStatusChangeTime -> (timestamp)

The time when the status was last changed.