[ aws . resource-explorer-2 ]



Retrieves a list of all of the indexes in Amazon Web Services Regions that are currently collecting resource information for Amazon Web Services Resource Explorer.

See also: AWS API Documentation

list-indexes 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: Indexes


[--regions <value>]
[--type <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>]


--regions (list)

If specified, limits the response to only information about the index in the specified list of Amazon Web Services Regions.



"string" "string" ...

--type (string)

If specified, limits the output to only indexes of the specified Type, either LOCAL or AGGREGATOR .

Use this option to discover the aggregator index for your account.

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.

--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.



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 list the AWS Regions where Resource Explorer has indexes

The following list-indexes example lists the indexes for all Regions where Resource Explorer has an index. The response specifies the type of each index, its AWS Region, and its ARN.

aws resource-explorer-2 list-indexes


    "Indexes": [
            "Arn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-west-2:123456789012:index/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE11111",
            "Region": "us-west-2",
            "Type": "AGGREGATOR"
            "Arn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-east-1:123456789012:index/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE22222",
            "Region": "us-east-1",
            "Type": "LOCAL"
            "Arn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-east-2:123456789012:index/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE33333",
            "Region": "us-east-2",
            "Type": "LOCAL"
            "Arn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-west-1:123456789012:index/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE44444",
            "Region": "us-west-1",
            "Type": "LOCAL"

For more information about indexes, see Checking which AWS Regions have Resource Explorer turned on in the AWS Resource Explorer Users Guide.


Indexes -> (list)

A structure that contains the details and status of each index.


An index is the data store used by Amazon Web Services Resource Explorer to hold information about your Amazon Web Services resources that the service discovers. Creating an index in an Amazon Web Services Region turns on Resource Explorer and lets it discover your resources.

By default, an index is local , meaning that it contains information about resources in only the same Region as the index. However, you can promote the index of one Region in the account by calling UpdateIndexType to convert it into an aggregator index. The aggregator index receives a replicated copy of the index information from all other Regions where Resource Explorer is turned on. This allows search operations in that Region to return results from all Regions in the account.

Arn -> (string)

The Amazon resource name (ARN) of the index.

Region -> (string)

The Amazon Web Services Region in which the index exists.

Type -> (string)

The type of index. It can be one of the following values:

  • LOCAL – The index contains information about resources from only the same Amazon Web Services Region.
  • AGGREGATOR – Resource Explorer replicates copies of the indexed information about resources in all other Amazon Web Services Regions to the aggregator index. This lets search results in the Region with the aggregator index to include resources from all Regions in the account where Resource Explorer is turned on.

NextToken -> (string)

If present, indicates that more output is available than is included in the current response. Use this value in the NextToken request parameter in a subsequent call to the operation to get the next part of the output. You should repeat this until the NextToken response element comes back as null . The pagination tokens expire after 24 hours.