Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud
API Reference (API Version 2016-11-15)

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Describes one or more transit gateways. By default, all transit gateways are described. Alternatively, you can filter the results.

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. The possible values are:

  • options.propagation-default-route-table-id - The ID of the default propagation route table.

  • - The private ASN for the Amazon side of a BGP session.

  • options.association-default-route-table-id - The ID of the default association route table.

  • - Indicates whether there is automatic acceptance of attachment requests (enable | disable).

  • options.default-route-table-association - Indicates whether resource attachments are automatically associated with the default association route table (enable | disable).

  • options.default-route-table-propagation - Indicates whether resource attachments automatically propagate routes to the default propagation route table (enable | disable).

  • options.dns-support - Indicates whether DNS support is enabled (enable | disable).

  • options.vpn-ecmp-support - Indicates whether Equal Cost Multipath Protocol support is enabled (enable | disable).

  • owner-id - The ID of the AWS account that owns the transit gateway.

  • state - The state of the attachment (available | deleted | deleting | failed | modifying | pendingAcceptance | pending | rollingBack | rejected | rejecting).

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

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 5. Maximum value of 1000.

Required: No


The token for the next page of results.

Type: String

Required: No


The IDs of the transit gateways.

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


The ID of the request.

Type: String


Information about the transit gateways.

Type: Array of TransitGateway objects


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Client Errors.



This example describes your transit gateways.

Sample Request &AUTHPARAMS

Sample Response

<DescribeTransitGatewaysResponse xmlns=""> <requestId>151283df-f7dc-4317-89b4-01c9888b1d45</requestId> <transitGatewaySet> <item> <creationTime>2019-05-08T13:21:33.000Z</creationTime> <description>example tgw</description> <options> <amazonSideAsn>64512</amazonSideAsn> <associationDefaultRouteTableId>tgw-rtb-002573ed1eEXAMPLE</associationDefaultRouteTableId> <autoAcceptSharedAttachments>disable</autoAcceptSharedAttachments> <defaultRouteTableAssociation>enable</defaultRouteTableAssociation> <defaultRouteTablePropagation>enable</defaultRouteTablePropagation> <dnsSupport>enable</dnsSupport> <propagationDefaultRouteTableId>tgw-rtb-002573ed1eEXAMPLE</propagationDefaultRouteTableId> <vpnEcmpSupport>enable</vpnEcmpSupport> </options> <ownerId>111122223333</ownerId> <state>available</state> <tagSet/> <transitGatewayArn>arn:aws:ec2:us-east-1:111122223333:transit-gateway/tgw-02f776b1a7EXAMPLE</transitGatewayArn> <transitGatewayId>tgw-02f776b1a7EXAMPLE</transitGatewayId> </item> </transitGatewaySet> </DescribeTransitGatewaysResponse>

See Also

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