DescribeLaunchTemplates - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Describes one or more launch templates.

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.


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.

  • create-time - The time the launch template was created.

  • launch-template-name - The name of the launch template.

  • 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


One or more launch template IDs.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No


One or more launch template names.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9\(\)\.\-/_]+

Required: No


The maximum number of results to return in a single call. To retrieve the remaining results, make another call with the returned NextToken value. This value can be between 1 and 200.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 200.

Required: No


The token to request the next page of results.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


Information about the launch templates.

Type: Array of LaunchTemplate objects


The token to use to retrieve the next page of results. This value is null when there are no more results to return.

Type: String


The ID of the request.

Type: String


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



This example describes all of your launch templates.

Sample Request &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeLaunchTemplatesResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>1afa6e44-eb38-4229-8db6-d5eaexample</requestId> <launchTemplates> <item> <createTime>2017-10-31T11:38:52.000Z</createTime> <createdBy>arn:aws:iam::123456789012:root</createdBy> <defaultVersionNumber>1</defaultVersionNumber> <latestVersionNumber>1</latestVersionNumber> <launchTemplateId>lt-0a20c965061f64abc</launchTemplateId> <launchTemplateName>MyLaunchTemplate</launchTemplateName> </item> </launchTemplates> </DescribeLaunchTemplatesResponse>

See Also

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