[ aws . identitystore ]



Lists all groups in the identity store. Returns a paginated list of complete Group objects. Filtering for a Group by the DisplayName attribute is deprecated. Instead, use the GetGroupId API action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

list-groups 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: Groups


--identity-store-id <value>
[--filters <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <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>]


--identity-store-id (string)

The globally unique identifier for the identity store, such as d-1234567890 . In this example, d- is a fixed prefix, and 1234567890 is a randomly generated string that contains numbers and lower case letters. This value is generated at the time that a new identity store is created.

--filters (list)

A list of Filter objects, which is used in the ListUsers and ListGroups requests.


A query filter used by ListUsers and ListGroups . This filter object provides the attribute name and attribute value to search users or groups.

AttributePath -> (string)

The attribute path that is used to specify which attribute name to search. Length limit is 255 characters. For example, UserName is a valid attribute path for the ListUsers API, and DisplayName is a valid attribute path for the ListGroups API.

AttributeValue -> (string)

Represents the data for an attribute. Each attribute value is described as a name-value pair.

Shorthand Syntax:

AttributePath=string,AttributeValue=string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "AttributePath": "string",
    "AttributeValue": "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. The generated JSON skeleton is not stable between versions of the AWS CLI and there are no backwards compatibility guarantees in the JSON skeleton generated.

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.


Groups -> (list)

A list of Group objects in the identity store.


A group object that contains a specified group’s metadata and attributes.

GroupId -> (string)

The identifier for a group in the identity store.

DisplayName -> (string)

The group’s display name value. The length limit is 1,024 characters. This value can consist of letters, accented characters, symbols, numbers, punctuation, tab, new line, carriage return, space, and nonbreaking space in this attribute. This value is specified at the time the group is created and stored as an attribute of the group object in the identity store.

ExternalIds -> (list)

A list of ExternalId objects that contains the identifiers issued to this resource by an external identity provider.


The identifier issued to this resource by an external identity provider.

Issuer -> (string)

The issuer for an external identifier.

Id -> (string)

The identifier issued to this resource by an external identity provider.

Description -> (string)

A string containing a description of the specified group.

IdentityStoreId -> (string)

The globally unique identifier for the identity store.

NextToken -> (string)

The pagination token used for the ListUsers and ListGroups API operations. This value is generated by the identity store service. It is returned in the API response if the total results are more than the size of one page. This token is also returned when it1 is used in the API request to search for the next page.