Amazon Inspector
API Reference (API Version 2016-02-16)


Describes the assessment templates that are specified by the ARNs of the assessment templates.

Request Syntax

   "assessmentTemplateArns": [ "string" ]

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


Type: Array of strings

Array Members: Minimum number of 1 item. Maximum number of 10 items.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 300.

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

   "assessmentTemplates": [ 
         "arn": "string",
         "assessmentTargetArn": "string",
         "createdAt": number,
         "durationInSeconds": number,
         "name": "string",
         "rulesPackageArns": [ "string" ],
         "userAttributesForFindings": [ 
               "key": "string",
               "value": "string"
   "failedItems": { 
      "string" : { 
         "failureCode": "string",
         "retryable": boolean

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Information about the assessment templates.

Type: Array of AssessmentTemplate objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 10 items.


Assessment template details that cannot be described. An error code is provided for each failed item.

Type: String to FailedItemDetails object map


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


Internal server error.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request was rejected because an invalid or out-of-range value was supplied for an input parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Sample Request

               POST / HTTP/1.1
               Accept-Encoding: identity
               Content-Length: 110
               X-Amz-Target: InspectorService.DescribeAssessmentTemplates
               X-Amz-Date: 20160323T214822Z
               User-Agent: aws-cli/1.10.12 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 botocore/1.4.3
               Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
               Authorization: AUTHPARAMS
                 "assessmentTemplateArns": [

Sample Response

               HTTP/1.1 200 OK
               x-amzn-RequestId: f73a449b-f140-11e5-b473-ed8493878c40
               Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1
               Content-Length: 422
               Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:48:23 GMT
                 "assessmentTemplates": [
                     "arn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:target/0-0kFIPusq/template/0-4r1V2mAw",
                     "assessmentTargetArn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:target/0-0kFIPusq",
                     "createdAt": 1458074191.844,
                     "durationInSeconds": 3600,
                     "name": "ExampleAssessmentTemplate",
                     "rulesPackageArns": [
                     "userAttributesForFindings": []
                 "failedItems": {}

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: