[ aws . appconfig ]



(Deprecated) Retrieves the latest deployed configuration.


Note the following important information.

See also: AWS API Documentation


--application <value>
--environment <value>
--configuration <value>
--client-id <value>
[--client-configuration-version <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]
[--cli-binary-format <value>]


--application (string)

The application to get. Specify either the application name or the application ID.

--environment (string)

The environment to get. Specify either the environment name or the environment ID.

--configuration (string)

The configuration to get. Specify either the configuration name or the configuration ID.

--client-id (string)

The clientId parameter in the following command is a unique, user-specified ID to identify the client for the configuration. This ID enables AppConfig to deploy the configuration in intervals, as defined in the deployment strategy.

--client-configuration-version (string)

The configuration version returned in the most recent GetConfiguration response.


AppConfig uses the value of the ClientConfigurationVersion parameter to identify the configuration version on your clients. If you don’t send ClientConfigurationVersion with each call to GetConfiguration , your clients receive the current configuration. You are charged each time your clients receive a configuration.

To avoid excess charges, we recommend you use the StartConfigurationSession and GetLatestConfiguration APIs, which track the client configuration version on your behalf. If you choose to continue using GetConfiguration , we recommend that you include the ClientConfigurationVersion value with every call to GetConfiguration . The value to use for ClientConfigurationVersion comes from the ConfigurationVersion attribute returned by GetConfiguration when there is new or updated data, and should be saved for subsequent calls to GetConfiguration .

For more information about working with configurations, see Retrieving the Configuration in the AppConfig User Guide .

outfile (string) Filename where the content will be saved

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command’s default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table
  • yaml
  • yaml-stream

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-binary-format (string)

The formatting style to be used for binary blobs. The default format is base64. The base64 format expects binary blobs to be provided as a base64 encoded string. The raw-in-base64-out format preserves compatibility with AWS CLI V1 behavior and binary values must be passed literally. When providing contents from a file that map to a binary blob fileb:// will always be treated as binary and use the file contents directly regardless of the cli-binary-format setting. When using file:// the file contents will need to properly formatted for the configured cli-binary-format.

  • base64
  • raw-in-base64-out

--no-cli-pager (boolean)

Disable cli pager for output.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

--no-cli-auto-prompt (boolean)

Disable automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal’s quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To retrieve configuration details

The following get-configuration example returns the configuration details of the example application. On subsequent calls to get-configuration use the client-configuration-version parameter to only update the configuration of your application if the version has changed. Only updating the configuration when the version has changed avoids excess charges incurred by calling get-configuration.

aws appconfig get-configuration \
    --application "example-application" \
    --environment "Example-Environment" \
    --configuration "Example-Configuration-Profile" \
    --client-id "test-id" \

Contents of configuration-output-file:

{ "Name": "ExampleApplication", "Id": ExampleID, "Rank": 7 }


    "ConfigurationVersion": "1",
    "ContentType": "application/json"

For more information, see Step 6: Receiving the configuration in the AWS AppConfig User Guide.


Content -> (blob)

The content of the configuration or the configuration data.


The Content attribute only contains data if the system finds new or updated configuration data. If there is no new or updated data and ClientConfigurationVersion matches the version of the current configuration, AppConfig returns a 204 No Content HTTP response code and the Content value will be empty.

ConfigurationVersion -> (string)

The configuration version.

ContentType -> (string)

A standard MIME type describing the format of the configuration content. For more information, see Content-Type .