[ aws . inspector ]



Starts the assessment run specified by the ARN of the assessment template. For this API to function properly, you must not exceed the limit of running up to 500 concurrent agents per AWS account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--assessment-template-arn <value>
[--assessment-run-name <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--assessment-template-arn (string)

The ARN of the assessment template of the assessment run that you want to start.

--assessment-run-name (string)

You can specify the name for the assessment run. The name must be unique for the assessment template whose ARN is used to start the assessment run.

--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 start an assessment run

The following start-assessment-run command starts the assessment run named examplerun using the assessment template with the ARN of arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:target/0-nvgVhaxX/template/0-it5r2S4T:

aws inspector start-assessment-run --assessment-run-name examplerun --assessment-template-arn arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:target/0-nvgVhaxX/template/0-it5r2S4T


      "assessmentRunArn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:target/0-nvgVhaxX/template/0-it5r2S4T/run/0-jOoroxyY"

For more information, see Amazon Inspector Assessment Templates and Assessment Runs in the Amazon Inspector guide.


assessmentRunArn -> (string)

The ARN of the assessment run that has been started.