[ aws . support ]



Returns information about all available AWS Trusted Advisor checks, including the name, ID, category, description, and metadata. You must specify a language code. The AWS Support API currently supports English (“en”) and Japanese (“ja”). The response contains a TrustedAdvisorCheckDescription object for each check. You must set the AWS Region to us-east-1.


  • You must have a Business or Enterprise Support plan to use the AWS Support API.

  • If you call the AWS Support API from an account that does not have a Business or Enterprise Support plan, the SubscriptionRequiredException error message appears. For information about changing your support plan, see AWS Support .

  • The names and descriptions for Trusted Advisor checks are subject to change. We recommend that you specify the check ID in your code to uniquely identify a check.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--language (string)

The ISO 639-1 code for the language in which AWS provides support. AWS Support currently supports English (“en”) and Japanese (“ja”). Language parameters must be passed explicitly for operations that take them.

--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 list the available AWS Trusted Advisor checks

The following describe-trusted-advisor-checks example lists the available Trusted Advisor checks in your AWS account. This information includes the check name, ID, description, category, and metadata. Note that the output is shortened for readability.

aws support describe-trusted-advisor-checks \
    --language "en"


    "checks": [
            "id": "zXCkfM1nI3",
            "name": "IAM Use",
            "description": "Checks for your use of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). You can use IAM to create users, groups, and roles in AWS, and you can use permissions to control access to AWS resources. \n<br>\n<br>\n<b>Alert Criteria</b><br>\nYellow: No IAM users have been created for this account.\n<br>\n<br>\n<b>Recommended Action</b><br>\nCreate one or more IAM users and groups in your account. You can then create additional users whose permissions are limited to perform specific tasks in your AWS environment. For more information, see <a href=\"https://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/IAMGettingStarted.html\" target=\"_blank\">Getting Started</a>. \n<br><br>\n<b>Additional Resources</b><br>\n<a href=\"https://docs.aws.amazon.com/IAM/latest/UserGuide/IAM_Introduction.html\" target=\"_blank\">What Is IAM?</a>",
            "category": "security",
            "metadata": []

For more information, see AWS Trusted Advisor in the AWS Support User Guide.


checks -> (list)

Information about all available Trusted Advisor checks.


The description and metadata for a Trusted Advisor check.

id -> (string)

The unique identifier for the Trusted Advisor check.

name -> (string)

The display name for the Trusted Advisor check.

description -> (string)

The description of the Trusted Advisor check, which includes the alert criteria and recommended operations (contains HTML markup).

category -> (string)

The category of the Trusted Advisor check.

metadata -> (list)

The column headings for the data returned by the Trusted Advisor check. The order of the headings corresponds to the order of the data in the Metadata element of the TrustedAdvisorResourceDetail for the check. Metadata contains all the data that is shown in the Excel download, even in those cases where the UI shows just summary data.