[ aws . iot ]



Describes the default authorizer.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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

--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 information about the default custom authorizer

The following describe-default-authorizer example displays details for the default custom authorizer.

aws iot describe-default-authorizer


    "authorizerName": "CustomAuthorizer",
    "authorizerArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:authorizer/CustomAuthorizer"

For more information, see DescribeDefaultAuthorizer in the AWS IoT API Reference.


authorizerDescription -> (structure)

The default authorizer’s description.

authorizerName -> (string)

The authorizer name.

authorizerArn -> (string)

The authorizer ARN.

authorizerFunctionArn -> (string)

The authorizer’s Lambda function ARN.

tokenKeyName -> (string)

The key used to extract the token from the HTTP headers.

tokenSigningPublicKeys -> (map)

The public keys used to validate the token signature returned by your custom authentication service.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

status -> (string)

The status of the authorizer.

creationDate -> (timestamp)

The UNIX timestamp of when the authorizer was created.

lastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

The UNIX timestamp of when the authorizer was last updated.

signingDisabled -> (boolean)

Specifies whether AWS IoT validates the token signature in an authorization request.