GetTaskProtection - Amazon Elastic Container Service


Retrieves the protection status of tasks in an Amazon ECS service.

Request Syntax

{ "cluster": "string", "tasks": [ "string" ] }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The short name or full Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the cluster that hosts the service that the task sets exist in.

Type: String

Required: Yes


A list of up to 100 task IDs or full ARN entries.

Type: Array of strings

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "failures": [ { "arn": "string", "detail": "string", "reason": "string" } ], "protectedTasks": [ { "expirationDate": number, "protectionEnabled": boolean, "taskArn": "string" } ] }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Any failures associated with the call.

Type: Array of Failure objects


A list of tasks with the following information.

  • taskArn: The task ARN.

  • protectionEnabled: The protection status of the task. If scale-in protection is turned on for a task, the value is true. Otherwise, it is false.

  • expirationDate: The epoch time when protection for the task will expire.

Type: Array of ProtectedTask objects


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


You don't have authorization to perform the requested action.

HTTP Status Code: 400


These errors are usually caused by a client action. This client action might be using an action or resource on behalf of a user that doesn't have permissions to use the action or resource. Or, it might be specifying an identifier that isn't valid.

The following list includes additional causes for the error:

  • The RunTask could not be processed because you use managed scaling and there is a capacity error because the quota of tasks in the PROVISIONING per cluster has been reached. For information about the service quotas, see Amazon ECS service quotas.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified cluster wasn't found. You can view your available clusters with ListClusters. Amazon ECS clusters are Region specific.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified parameter isn't valid. Review the available parameters for the API request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource wasn't found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


These errors are usually caused by a server issue.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The specified task isn't supported in this Region.

HTTP Status Code: 400


In the following example or examples, the Authorization header contents (AUTHPARAMS) must be replaced with an AWS Signature Version 4 signature. For more information, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process in the AWS General Reference.

You only need to learn how to sign HTTP requests if you intend to create them manually. When you use the AWS Command Line Interface or one of the AWS SDKs to make requests to AWS, these tools automatically sign the requests for you, with the access key that you specify when you configure the tools. When you use these tools, you don't have to sign requests yourself.


This example request gets the protection status for a task.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length:81 X-Amz-Target: AmazonEC2ContainerServiceV20141113.GetTaskProtection X-Amz-Date: 20221102T190406Z Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AUTHPARAMS { "cluster": "test-task-protection", "tasks": [ "b8b1cf532d0e46ba8d44a40d1de16772" ] }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Server Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 19:04:06 GMT Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length:177 Connection: keep-alive x-amzn-RequestId: 123a4b56-7c89-01d2-3ef4-example5678f { "protectedTasks": [ { "taskArn": "arn:aws:ecs:us-west-2:012345678910:task/b8b1cf532d0e46ba8d44a40d1de16772", "protectionEnabled": true, "expirationDate": 1667416437.0 } ], "failures": [] }

See Also

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