DescribeCustomerGateways - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Describes one or more of your VPN customer gateways.

For more information, see AWS Site-to-Site VPN in the AWS Site-to-Site VPN User Guide.

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.


One or more customer gateway IDs.

Default: Describes all your customer gateways.

Type: Array of strings

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


One or more filters.

  • bgp-asn - The customer gateway's Border Gateway Protocol (BGP) Autonomous System Number (ASN).

  • customer-gateway-id - The ID of the customer gateway.

  • ip-address - The IP address of the customer gateway device's external interface.

  • state - The state of the customer gateway (pending | available | deleting | deleted).

  • type - The type of customer gateway. Currently, the only supported type is ipsec.1.

  • tag:<key> - The key/value combination of a tag assigned to the resource. Use the tag key in the filter name and the tag value as the filter value. For example, to find all resources that have a tag with the key Owner and the value TeamA, specify tag:Owner for the filter name and TeamA for the filter value.

  • tag-key - The key of a tag assigned to the resource. Use this filter to find all resources assigned a tag with a specific key, regardless of the tag value.

Type: Array of Filter objects

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


Information about one or more customer gateways.

Type: Array of CustomerGateway objects


The ID of the request.

Type: String


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


Example 1

This example request describes the specified customer gateway.

Sample Request &CustomerGatewayId.1=cgw-b4dc3961 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeCustomerGatewaysResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>7a62c49f-347e-4fc4-9331-6e8eEXAMPLE</requestId> <customerGatewaySet> <item> <customerGatewayId>cgw-b4dc3961</customerGatewayId> <state>available</state> <type>ipsec.1</type> <ipAddress></ipAddress> <bgpAsn>65534</bgpasn> <tagSet/> </item> </customerGatewaySet> </DescribeCustomerGatewaysResponse>

Example 2

This example request uses filters to describe any customer gateway you own whose IP address is, and whose state is either pending or available.

Sample Request &Filter.1.Name=ip-address &Filter.1.Value.1= &Filter.2.Name=state &Filter.2.Value.1=pending &Filter.2.Value.2=available &AUTHPARAMS

See Also

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