[ aws . iot ]



Updates the status of the specified certificate. This operation is idempotent.

Requires permission to access the UpdateCertificate action.

Certificates must be in the ACTIVE state to authenticate devices that use a certificate to connect to IoT.

Within a few minutes of updating a certificate from the ACTIVE state to any other state, IoT disconnects all devices that used that certificate to connect. Devices cannot use a certificate that is not in the ACTIVE state to reconnect.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--certificate-id <value>
--new-status <value>
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--certificate-id (string)

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

--new-status (string)

The new status.

Note: Setting the status to PENDING_TRANSFER or PENDING_ACTIVATION will result in an exception being thrown. PENDING_TRANSFER and PENDING_ACTIVATION are statuses used internally by IoT. They are not intended for developer use.

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

Possible values:







--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 update a device certificate

The following update-certificate example sets the specified device certificate to INACTIVE status.

aws iot update-certificate \
    --certificate-id d1eb269fb55a628552143c8f96eb3c258fcd5331ea113e766ba0c82bf225f0be \
    --new-status INACTIVE

This command produces no output.

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