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API Reference (API Version 2015-05-28)

DescribeCertificate

Gets information about the specified certificate. You may specify the certificate using either its ID or PEM.

Request Syntax

GET /certificates/certificateId HTTP/1.1
x-amzn-iot-certificate-pem: certificatePem

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

certificateId

The ID of the certificate.

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 64.

Pattern: (0x)?[a-fA-F0-9]+

certificatePem

The PEM of the certificate.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 65536.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-type: application/json

{
   "certificateDescription": { 
      "caCertificateId": "string",
      "certificateArn": "string",
      "certificateId": "string",
      "certificatePem": "string",
      "creationDate": number,
      "lastModifiedDate": number,
      "ownedBy": "string",
      "previousOwnedBy": "string",
      "status": "string",
      "transferData": { 
         "acceptDate": number,
         "rejectDate": number,
         "rejectReason": "string",
         "transferDate": number,
         "transferMessage": "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.

certificateDescription

The description of the certificate.

Type: CertificateDescription object

Errors

InternalFailureException

An unexpected error has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidRequestException

The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

ResourceNotFoundException

The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404

ServiceUnavailableException

The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503

ThrottlingException

The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 429

UnauthorizedException

You are not authorized to perform this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 401

See Also

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