DescribeManagedPrefixLists - Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud


Describes your managed prefix lists and any AWS-managed prefix lists.

To view the entries for your prefix list, use GetManagedPrefixListEntries.

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.

  • owner-id - The ID of the prefix list owner.

  • prefix-list-id - The ID of the prefix list.

  • prefix-list-name - The name of the prefix list.

Type: Array of Filter objects

Required: No


The maximum number of results to return with a single call. To retrieve the remaining results, make another call with the returned nextToken value.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 100.

Required: No


The token for the next page of results.

Type: String

Required: No


One or more prefix list IDs.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No

Response Elements

The following elements are returned by the service.


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


Information about the prefix lists.

Type: Array of ManagedPrefixList objects


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 managed prefix lists and filters by the prefix lists owned by account 123456789012.

Sample Request &Filter.1.Name=owner-id &Filter.1.Value.1=123456789012 &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeManagedPrefixListsResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>ace27020-4268-4c9c-a8d3-example</requestId> <prefixListSet> <item> <addressFamily>IPv4</addressFamily> <maxEntries>10</maxEntries> <ownerId>123456789012</ownerId> <prefixListArn>arn:aws:ec2:us-east-1:123456789012:prefix-list/pl-0123123123123aabb</prefixListArn> <prefixListId>pl-0123123123123aabb</prefixListId> <prefixListName>tgw-attachments</prefixListName> <state>create-complete</state> <tagSet> <item> <key>Purpose</key> <value>For TGW-1a attachments</value> </item> </tagSet> <version>1</version> </item> </prefixListSet> </DescribeManagedPrefixListsResponse>

See Also

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