[ aws . ec2 ]



Describes one or more of your VPC endpoints.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-vpc-endpoints 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: VpcEndpoints


[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--vpc-endpoint-ids <value>]
[--filters <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 .

--vpc-endpoint-ids (list)

One or more endpoint IDs.



"string" "string" ...

--filters (list)

One or more filters.

  • service-name - The name of the service.

  • vpc-id - The ID of the VPC in which the endpoint resides.

  • vpc-endpoint-id - The ID of the endpoint.

  • vpc-endpoint-state - The state of the endpoint (pendingAcceptance | pending | available | deleting | deleted | rejected | failed ).

  • vpc-endpoint-type - The type of VPC endpoint (Interface | Gateway | GatewayLoadBalancer ).

  • tag :<key> - The key/value combination of a tag assigned to the resource. Use the tag key in the filter name and the tag value as the filter value. For example, to find all resources that have a tag with the key Owner and the value TeamA , specify tag:Owner for the filter name and TeamA for the filter value.

  • tag-key - The key of a tag assigned to the resource. Use this filter to find all resources assigned a tag with a specific key, regardless of the tag value.


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", ...]

--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 your VPC endpoints

The following describe-vpc-endpoints example displays details for all of your VPC endpoints.

aws ec2 describe-vpc-endpoints


    "VpcEndpoints": [
            "PolicyDocument": "{\"Version\":\"2008-10-17\",\"Statement\":[{\"Effect\":\"Allow\",\"Principal\":\"*\",\"Action\":\"*\",\"Resource\":\"*\"}]}",
            "VpcId": "vpc-aabb1122",
            "NetworkInterfaceIds": [],
            "SubnetIds": [],
            "PrivateDnsEnabled": true,
            "State": "available",
            "ServiceName": "com.amazonaws.us-east-1.dynamodb",
            "RouteTableIds": [
            "Groups": [],
            "VpcEndpointId": "vpce-032a826a",
            "VpcEndpointType": "Gateway",
            "CreationTimestamp": "2017-09-05T20:41:28Z",
            "DnsEntries": [],
            "OwnerId": "123456789012"
            "PolicyDocument": "{\n  \"Statement\": [\n    {\n      \"Action\": \"*\", \n      \"Effect\": \"Allow\", \n      \"Principal\": \"*\", \n      \"Resource\": \"*\"\n    }\n  ]\n}",
            "VpcId": "vpc-1a2b3c4d",
            "NetworkInterfaceIds": [
            "SubnetIds": [
            "PrivateDnsEnabled": false,
            "State": "available",
            "ServiceName": "com.amazonaws.us-east-1.elasticloadbalancing",
            "RouteTableIds": [],
            "Groups": [
                    "GroupName": "default",
                    "GroupId": "sg-54e8bf31"
            "VpcEndpointId": "vpce-0f89a33420c1931d7",
            "VpcEndpointType": "Interface",
            "CreationTimestamp": "2017-09-05T17:55:27.583Z",
            "DnsEntries": [
                    "HostedZoneId": "Z7HUB22UULQXV",
                    "DnsName": "vpce-0f89a33420c1931d7-bluzidnv.elasticloadbalancing.us-east-1.vpce.amazonaws.com"
                    "HostedZoneId": "Z7HUB22UULQXV",
                    "DnsName": "vpce-0f89a33420c1931d7-bluzidnv-us-east-1b.elasticloadbalancing.us-east-1.vpce.amazonaws.com"
                    "HostedZoneId": "Z7HUB22UULQXV",
                    "DnsName": "vpce-0f89a33420c1931d7-bluzidnv-us-east-1a.elasticloadbalancing.us-east-1.vpce.amazonaws.com"
            "OwnerId": "123456789012"
            "VpcEndpointId": "vpce-aabbaabbaabbaabba",
            "VpcEndpointType": "GatewayLoadBalancer",
            "VpcId": "vpc-111122223333aabbc",
            "ServiceName": "com.amazonaws.vpce.us-east-1.vpce-svc-123123a1c43abc123",
            "State": "available",
            "SubnetIds": [
            "RequesterManaged": false,
            "NetworkInterfaceIds": [
            "CreationTimestamp": "2020-11-11T08:06:03.522Z",
            "Tags": [],
            "OwnerId": "123456789012"

For more information, see VPC endpoints in the Amazon VPC User Guide.


VpcEndpoints -> (list)

Information about the endpoints.


Describes a VPC endpoint.

VpcEndpointId -> (string)

The ID of the VPC endpoint.

VpcEndpointType -> (string)

The type of endpoint.

VpcId -> (string)

The ID of the VPC to which the endpoint is associated.

ServiceName -> (string)

The name of the service to which the endpoint is associated.

State -> (string)

The state of the VPC endpoint.

PolicyDocument -> (string)

The policy document associated with the endpoint, if applicable.

RouteTableIds -> (list)

(Gateway endpoint) One or more route tables associated with the endpoint.


SubnetIds -> (list)

(Interface endpoint) One or more subnets in which the endpoint is located.


Groups -> (list)

(Interface endpoint) Information about the security groups that are associated with the network interface.


Describes a security group.

GroupId -> (string)

The ID of the security group.

GroupName -> (string)

The name of the security group.

PrivateDnsEnabled -> (boolean)

(Interface endpoint) Indicates whether the VPC is associated with a private hosted zone.

RequesterManaged -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the VPC endpoint is being managed by its service.

NetworkInterfaceIds -> (list)

(Interface endpoint) One or more network interfaces for the endpoint.


DnsEntries -> (list)

(Interface endpoint) The DNS entries for the endpoint.


Describes a DNS entry.

DnsName -> (string)

The DNS name.

HostedZoneId -> (string)

The ID of the private hosted zone.

CreationTimestamp -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the VPC endpoint was created.

Tags -> (list)

Any tags assigned to the VPC endpoint.


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 AWS account that owns the VPC endpoint.

LastError -> (structure)

The last error that occurred for VPC endpoint.

Message -> (string)

The error message for the VPC endpoint error.

Code -> (string)

The error code for the VPC endpoint error.

NextToken -> (string)

The token to use when requesting the next set of items. If there are no additional items to return, the string is empty.