[ aws . acm-pca ]



Retrieves a certificate from your private CA or one that has been shared with you. The ARN of the certificate is returned when you call the IssueCertificate action. You must specify both the ARN of your private CA and the ARN of the issued certificate when calling the GetCertificate action. You can retrieve the certificate if it is in the ISSUED state. You can call the CreateCertificateAuthorityAuditReport action to create a report that contains information about all of the certificates issued and revoked by your private CA.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--certificate-authority-arn <value>
--certificate-arn <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--certificate-authority-arn (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that was returned when you called CreateCertificateAuthority . This must be of the form:

``arn:aws:acm-pca:region :account :certificate-authority/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 `` .

--certificate-arn (string)

The ARN of the issued certificate. The ARN contains the certificate serial number and must be in the following form:

``arn:aws:acm-pca:region :account :certificate-authority/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 /certificate/286535153982981100925020015808220737245 ``

--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.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To retrieve an issued certificate

The following get-certificate example retrieves a certificate from the specified private CA.

aws acm-pca get-certificate \
    --certificate-authority-arn arn:aws:acm-pca:us-west-2:123456789012:certificate-authority/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 \
    --certificate-arn arn:aws:acm-pca:us-west-2:123456789012:certificate-authority/12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012/certificate/6707447683a9b7f4055627ffd55cebcc \
    --output text


The first part of the output is the certificate itself. The second part is the certificate chain that chains to the root CA certificate. Note that when you use the --output text option, a TAB character is inserted between the two certificate pieces (that is the cause of the indented text). If you intend to take this output and parse the certificates with other tools, you might need to remove the TAB character so it is processed correctly.

    ....certificate body truncated for brevity....
        -----BEGIN CERTIFICATE-----
    ...certificate body truncated for brevity....


Certificate -> (string)

The base64 PEM-encoded certificate specified by the CertificateArn parameter.

CertificateChain -> (string)

The base64 PEM-encoded certificate chain that chains up to the root CA certificate that you used to sign your private CA certificate.