DescribeFramework - AWS Backup


Returns the framework details for the specified FrameworkName.

Request Syntax

GET /audit/frameworks/frameworkName HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The unique name of a framework.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z][_a-zA-Z0-9]*

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "CreationTime": number, "DeploymentStatus": "string", "FrameworkArn": "string", "FrameworkControls": [ { "ControlInputParameters": [ { "ParameterName": "string", "ParameterValue": "string" } ], "ControlName": "string", "ControlScope": { "ComplianceResourceIds": [ "string" ], "ComplianceResourceTypes": [ "string" ], "Tags": { "string" : "string" } } } ], "FrameworkDescription": "string", "FrameworkName": "string", "FrameworkStatus": "string", "IdempotencyToken": "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.


The date and time that a framework is created, in ISO 8601 representation. The value of CreationTime is accurate to milliseconds. For example, 2020-07-10T15:00:00.000-08:00 represents the 10th of July 2020 at 3:00 PM 8 hours behind UTC.

Type: Timestamp


The deployment status of a framework. The statuses are:


Type: String


An Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that uniquely identifies a resource. The format of the ARN depends on the resource type.

Type: String


The controls that make up the framework. Each control in the list has a name, input parameters, and scope.

Type: Array of FrameworkControl objects


An optional description of the framework.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 1024.

Pattern: .*\S.*


The unique name of a framework.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z][_a-zA-Z0-9]*


A framework consists of one or more controls. Each control governs a resource, such as backup plans, backup selections, backup vaults, or recovery points. You can also turn AWS Config recording on or off for each resource. The statuses are:

  • ACTIVE when recording is turned on for all resources governed by the framework.

  • PARTIALLY_ACTIVE when recording is turned off for at least one resource governed by the framework.

  • INACTIVE when recording is turned off for all resources governed by the framework.

  • UNAVAILABLE when AWS Backup is unable to validate recording status at this time.

Type: String


A customer-chosen string that you can use to distinguish between otherwise identical calls to DescribeFrameworkOutput. Retrying a successful request with the same idempotency token results in a success message with no action taken.

Type: String


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


Indicates that something is wrong with a parameter's value. For example, the value is out of range.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Indicates that a required parameter is missing.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A resource that is required for the action doesn't exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request failed due to a temporary failure of the server.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

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