[ aws . iot ]



Describes the default authorizer.

Requires permission to access the DescribeDefaultAuthorizer action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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


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See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.



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To get information about the default custom authorizer

The following describe-default-authorizer example displays details for the default custom authorizer.

aws iot describe-default-authorizer


    "authorizerName": "CustomAuthorizer",
    "authorizerArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:authorizer/CustomAuthorizer"

For more information, see DescribeDefaultAuthorizer in the AWS IoT API Reference.


authorizerDescription -> (structure)

The default authorizer’s description.

authorizerName -> (string)

The authorizer name.

authorizerArn -> (string)

The authorizer ARN.

authorizerFunctionArn -> (string)

The authorizer’s Lambda function ARN.

tokenKeyName -> (string)

The key used to extract the token from the HTTP headers.

tokenSigningPublicKeys -> (map)

The public keys used to validate the token signature returned by your custom authentication service.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

status -> (string)

The status of the authorizer.

creationDate -> (timestamp)

The UNIX timestamp of when the authorizer was created.

lastModifiedDate -> (timestamp)

The UNIX timestamp of when the authorizer was last updated.

signingDisabled -> (boolean)

Specifies whether IoT validates the token signature in an authorization request.

enableCachingForHttp -> (boolean)

When true , the result from the authorizer’s Lambda function is cached for the time specified in refreshAfterInSeconds . The cached result is used while the device reuses the same HTTP connection.