[ aws . iot ]



Lists the certificates registered in your Amazon Web Services account.

The results are paginated with a default page size of 25. You can use the returned marker to retrieve additional results.

Requires permission to access the ListCertificates action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.

list-certificates 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: certificates


[--page-size <value>]
[--ascending-order | --no-ascending-order]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--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 .

--ascending-order | --no-ascending-order (boolean)

Specifies the order for results. If True, the results are returned in ascending order, based on the creation date.

--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 .

--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 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 .

Example 1: To list the certificates registered in your AWS account

The following list-certificates example lists all certificates registered in your account. If you have more than the default paging limit of 25, you can use the nextMarker response value from this command and supply it to the next command to get the next batch of results. Repeat until nextMarker returns without a value.

aws iot list-certificates


    "certificates": [
            "certificateArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:cert/604c48437a57b7d5fc5d137c5be75011c6ee67c9a6943683a1acb4b1626bac36",
            "certificateId": "604c48437a57b7d5fc5d137c5be75011c6ee67c9a6943683a1acb4b1626bac36",
            "status": "ACTIVE",
            "creationDate": 1556810537.617
            "certificateArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:cert/262a1ac8a7d8aa72f6e96e365480f7313aa9db74b8339ec65d34dc3074e1c31e",
            "certificateId": "262a1ac8a7d8aa72f6e96e365480f7313aa9db74b8339ec65d34dc3074e1c31e",
            "status": "ACTIVE",
            "creationDate": 1546447050.885
            "certificateArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:cert/b193ab7162c0fadca83246d24fa090300a1236fe58137e121b011804d8ac1d6b",
            "certificateId": "b193ab7162c0fadca83246d24fa090300a1236fe58137e121b011804d8ac1d6b",
            "status": "ACTIVE",
            "creationDate": 1546292258.322
            "certificateArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:cert/7aebeea3845d14a44ec80b06b8b78a89f3f8a706974b8b34d18f5adf0741db42",
            "certificateId": "7aebeea3845d14a44ec80b06b8b78a89f3f8a706974b8b34d18f5adf0741db42",
            "status": "ACTIVE",
            "creationDate": 1541457693.453
            "certificateArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:cert/54458aa39ebb3eb39c91ffbbdcc3a6ca1c7c094d1644b889f735a6fc2cd9a7e3",
            "certificateId": "54458aa39ebb3eb39c91ffbbdcc3a6ca1c7c094d1644b889f735a6fc2cd9a7e3",
            "status": "ACTIVE",
            "creationDate": 1541113568.611
            "certificateArn": "arn:aws:iot:us-west-2:123456789012:cert/4f0ba725787aa94d67d2fca420eca022242532e8b3c58e7465c7778b443fd65e",
            "certificateId": "4f0ba725787aa94d67d2fca420eca022242532e8b3c58e7465c7778b443fd65e",
            "status": "ACTIVE",
            "creationDate": 1541022751.983


certificates -> (list)

The descriptions of the certificates.


Information about a certificate.

certificateArn -> (string)

The ARN of the certificate.

certificateId -> (string)

The ID of the certificate. (The last part of the certificate ARN contains the certificate ID.)

status -> (string)

The status of the certificate.

The status value REGISTER_INACTIVE is deprecated and should not be used.

certificateMode -> (string)

The mode of the certificate.

DEFAULT : A certificate in DEFAULT mode is either generated by Amazon Web Services IoT Core or registered with an issuer certificate authority (CA) in DEFAULT mode. Devices with certificates in DEFAULT mode aren’t required to send the Server Name Indication (SNI) extension when connecting to Amazon Web Services IoT Core. However, to use features such as custom domains and VPC endpoints, we recommend that you use the SNI extension when connecting to Amazon Web Services IoT Core.

SNI_ONLY : A certificate in SNI_ONLY mode is registered without an issuer CA. Devices with certificates in SNI_ONLY mode must send the SNI extension when connecting to Amazon Web Services IoT Core.

creationDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time the certificate was created.

nextMarker -> (string)

The marker for the next set of results, or null if there are no additional results.