[ aws . service-quotas ]



Lists the AWS services available in Service Quotas. Not all AWS services are available in Service Quotas. To list the see the list of the service quotas for a specific service, use ListServiceQuotas .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

list-services is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: Services


[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command’s output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command’s output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command’s output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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 list the available services

The following command lists the services that are available in Service Quotas.

aws service-quotas list-services


    "Services": [
            "ServiceCode": "AWSCloudMap",
            "ServiceName": "AWS Cloud Map"
            "ServiceCode": "access-analyzer",
            "ServiceName": "Access Analyzer"
            "ServiceCode": "acm",
            "ServiceName": "AWS Certificate Manager (ACM)"


            "ServiceCode": "xray",
            "ServiceName": "AWS X-Ray"

You can add the --query parameter to filter the display to the information that you are interested in. The following example displays only the service codes.

aws service-quotas list-services \
    --query Services[*].ServiceCode




NextToken -> (string)

If present in the response, this value indicates there’s more output available that what’s included in the current response. This can occur even when the response includes no values at all, such as when you ask for a filtered view of a very long list. Use this value in the NextToken request parameter in a subsequent call to the operation to continue processing and get the next part of the output. You should repeat this until the NextToken response element comes back empty (as null ).

Services -> (list)

Returns a list of services.


A structure that contains the ServiceName and ServiceCode . It does not include all details of the service quota. To get those values, use the ListServiceQuotas operation.

ServiceCode -> (string)

Specifies the service that you want to use.

ServiceName -> (string)

The name of the AWS service specified in the increase request.