DescribeAccountAttributes - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Describes attributes of your AWS account. The following are the supported account attributes:

  • default-vpc: The ID of the default VPC for your account, or none.

  • max-instances: This attribute is no longer supported. The returned value does not reflect your actual vCPU limit for running On-Demand Instances. For more information, see On-Demand Instance Limits in the Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud User Guide.

  • max-elastic-ips: The maximum number of Elastic IP addresses that you can allocate.

  • supported-platforms: This attribute is deprecated.

  • vpc-max-elastic-ips: The maximum number of Elastic IP addresses that you can allocate.

  • vpc-max-security-groups-per-interface: The maximum number of security groups that you can assign to a network interface.


The order of the elements in the response, including those within nested structures, might vary. Applications should not assume the elements appear in a particular order.

Request Parameters

The following parameters are for this specific action. For more information about required and optional parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Query Parameters.


The account attribute names.

Type: Array of strings

Valid Values: supported-platforms | default-vpc

Required: No


Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Type: Boolean

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


Information about the account attributes.

Type: Array of AccountAttribute objects


The ID of the request.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common client error codes.

See Also

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