[ aws . support ]



Returns information about all available Trusted Advisor checks, including the name, ID, category, description, and metadata. You must specify a language code.

The response contains a TrustedAdvisorCheckDescription object for each check. You must set the Amazon Web Services Region to us-east-1.


  • You must have a Business, Enterprise On-Ramp, or Enterprise Support plan to use the Amazon Web Services Support API.
  • If you call the Amazon Web Services Support API from an account that doesn’t have a Business, Enterprise On-Ramp, or Enterprise Support plan, the SubscriptionRequiredException error message appears. For information about changing your support plan, see Amazon Web Services 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.

To call the Trusted Advisor operations in the Amazon Web Services Support API, you must use the US East (N. Virginia) endpoint. Currently, the US West (Oregon) and Europe (Ireland) endpoints don’t support the Trusted Advisor operations. For more information, see About the Amazon Web Services Support API in the Amazon Web Services Support User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation


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


--language (string)

The ISO 639-1 code for the language that you want your checks to appear in.

The Amazon Web Services Support API currently supports the following languages for Trusted Advisor:

  • Chinese, Simplified - zh
  • Chinese, Traditional - zh_TW
  • English - en
  • French - fr
  • German - de
  • Indonesian - id
  • Italian - it
  • Japanese - ja
  • Korean - ko
  • Portuguese, Brazilian - pt_BR
  • Spanish - es

--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. 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 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.