[ aws . ec2 ]



Describes your managed prefix lists and any AWS-managed prefix lists.

To view the entries for your prefix list, use GetManagedPrefixListEntries .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-managed-prefix-lists 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: PrefixLists


[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--filters <value>]
[--prefix-list-ids <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--filters (list)

One or more filters.

  • owner-id - The ID of the prefix list owner.

  • prefix-list-id - The ID of the prefix list.

  • prefix-list-name - The name of the prefix list.


A filter name and value pair that is used to return a more specific list of results from a describe operation. Filters can be used to match a set of resources by specific criteria, such as tags, attributes, or IDs.

Name -> (string)

The name of the filter. Filter names are case-sensitive.

Values -> (list)

The filter values. Filter values are case-sensitive.


Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--prefix-list-ids (list)

One or more prefix list IDs.



"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.

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To describe managed prefix lists

The following describe-managed-prefix-lists example describes the prefix lists owned by AWS account 123456789012.

aws ec2 describe-managed-prefix-lists \
    --filters Name=owner-id,Values=123456789012


    "PrefixLists": [
            "PrefixListId": "pl-11223344556677aab",
            "AddressFamily": "IPv6",
            "State": "create-complete",
            "PrefixListArn": "arn:aws:ec2:us-west-2:123456789012:prefix-list/pl-11223344556677aab",
            "PrefixListName": "vpc-ipv6-cidrs",
            "MaxEntries": 25,
            "Version": 1,
            "Tags": [],
            "OwnerId": "123456789012"
            "PrefixListId": "pl-0123456abcabcabc1",
            "AddressFamily": "IPv4",
            "State": "active",
            "PrefixListArn": "arn:aws:ec2:us-west-2:123456789012:prefix-list/pl-0123456abcabcabc1",
            "PrefixListName": "vpc-cidrs",
            "MaxEntries": 10,
            "Version": 1,
            "Tags": [],
            "OwnerId": "123456789012"

For more information, see Managed prefix lists in the Amazon VPC User Guide.


NextToken -> (string)

The token to use to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

PrefixLists -> (list)

Information about the prefix lists.


Describes a managed prefix list.

PrefixListId -> (string)

The ID of the prefix list.

AddressFamily -> (string)

The IP address version.

State -> (string)

The state of the prefix list.

StateMessage -> (string)

The state message.

PrefixListArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the prefix list.

PrefixListName -> (string)

The name of the prefix list.

MaxEntries -> (integer)

The maximum number of entries for the prefix list.

Version -> (long)

The version of the prefix list.

Tags -> (list)

The tags for the prefix list.


Describes a tag.

Key -> (string)

The key of the tag.

Constraints: Tag keys are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 127 Unicode characters. May not begin with aws: .

Value -> (string)

The value of the tag.

Constraints: Tag values are case-sensitive and accept a maximum of 255 Unicode characters.

OwnerId -> (string)

The ID of the owner of the prefix list.