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


Describes the findings that are specified by the ARNs of the findings.

Request Syntax

{ "findingArns": [ "string" ], "locale": "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.


The ARN that specifies the finding that you want to describe.

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


The locale into which you want to translate a finding description, recommendation, and the short description that identifies the finding.

Type: String

Valid Values: EN_US

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "failedItems": { "string" : { "failureCode": "string", "retryable": boolean } }, "findings": [ { "arn": "string", "assetAttributes": { "agentId": "string", "amiId": "string", "autoScalingGroup": "string", "hostname": "string", "ipv4Addresses": [ "string" ], "schemaVersion": number }, "assetType": "string", "attributes": [ { "key": "string", "value": "string" } ], "confidence": number, "createdAt": number, "description": "string", "id": "string", "indicatorOfCompromise": boolean, "numericSeverity": number, "recommendation": "string", "schemaVersion": number, "service": "string", "serviceAttributes": { "assessmentRunArn": "string", "rulesPackageArn": "string", "schemaVersion": number }, "severity": "string", "title": "string", "updatedAt": number, "userAttributes": [ { "key": "string", "value": "string" } ] } ] }

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.


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

Type: String to FailedItemDetails object map


Information about the finding.

Type: Array of Finding objects

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 100 items.


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 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 133 X-Amz-Target: InspectorService.DescribeFindings X-Amz-Date: 20160323T215809Z 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 { "findingArns": [ "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:target/0-0kFIPusq/template/0-4r1V2mAw/run/0-MKkpXXPE/finding/0-HwPnsDm4" ] }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 555dbc27-f142-11e5-9dc2-6746fe4b2002 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 892 Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2016 21:58:10 GMT { "failedItems": {}, "findings": [ { "arn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:target/0-0kFIPusq/template/0-4r1V2mAw/run/0-MKkpXXPE/finding/0-HwPnsDm4", "assetAttributes": { "ipv4Addresses": [], "schemaVersion": 1 }, "assetType": "ec2-instance", "attributes": [], "confidence": 10, "createdAt": 1458680301.37, "description": "Amazon Inspector did not find any potential security issues during this assessment.", "indicatorOfCompromise": false, "numericSeverity": 0, "recommendation": "No remediation needed.", "schemaVersion": 1, "service": "Inspector", "serviceAttributes": { "assessmentRunArn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:target/0-0kFIPusq/template/0-4r1V2mAw/run/0-MKkpXXPE", "rulesPackageArn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:758058086616:rulespackage/0-X1KXtawP", "schemaVersion": 1 }, "severity": "Informational", "title": "No potential security issues found", "updatedAt": 1458680301.37, "userAttributes": [] } ] }

See Also

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