[ aws . iot ]



Updates the status of the specified certificate. This operation is idempotent.

Moving a certificate from the ACTIVE state (including REVOKED) will not disconnect currently connected devices, but these devices will be unable to reconnect.

The ACTIVE state is required to authenticate devices connecting to AWS IoT using a certificate.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--certificate-id (string)

The ID of the certificate. (The last part of the certificate ARN contains the certificate ID.)

--new-status (string)

The new status.

Note: Setting the status to PENDING_TRANSFER or PENDING_ACTIVATION will result in an exception being thrown. PENDING_TRANSFER and PENDING_ACTIVATION are statuses used internally by AWS IoT. They are not intended for developer use.

Note: The status value REGISTER_INACTIVE is deprecated and should not be used.

Possible values:







--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 update a device certificate

The following update-certificate example sets the specified device certificate to INACTIVE status.

aws iot update-certificate \
    --certificate-id d1eb269fb55a628552143c8f96eb3c258fcd5331ea113e766ba0c82bf225f0be \
    --new-status INACTIVE

This command produces no output.

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