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Lists the private certificate authorities that you created by using the CreateCertificateAuthority action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

list-certificate-authorities is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: CertificateAuthorities


[--resource-owner <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--resource-owner (string)

Use this parameter to filter the returned set of certificate authorities based on their owner. The default is SELF.

Possible values:

  • SELF

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To list your private certificate authorities

The following list-certificate-authorities command lists information about all of the private CAs in your account.

aws acm-pca list-certificate-authorities --max-results 10


CertificateAuthorities -> (list)

Summary information about each certificate authority you have created.


Contains information about your private certificate authority (CA). Your private CA can issue and revoke X.509 digital certificates. Digital certificates verify that the entity named in the certificate Subject field owns or controls the public key contained in the Subject Public Key Info field. Call the CreateCertificateAuthority action to create your private CA. You must then call the GetCertificateAuthorityCertificate action to retrieve a private CA certificate signing request (CSR). Sign the CSR with your ACM Private CA-hosted or on-premises root or subordinate CA certificate. Call the ImportCertificateAuthorityCertificate action to import the signed certificate into AWS Certificate Manager (ACM).

Arn -> (string)

Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for your private certificate authority (CA). The format is `` 12345678-1234-1234-1234-123456789012 `` .

OwnerAccount -> (string)

The AWS account ID that owns the certificate authority.

CreatedAt -> (timestamp)

Date and time at which your private CA was created.

LastStateChangeAt -> (timestamp)

Date and time at which your private CA was last updated.

Type -> (string)

Type of your private CA.

Serial -> (string)

Serial number of your private CA.

Status -> (string)

Status of your private CA.

NotBefore -> (timestamp)

Date and time before which your private CA certificate is not valid.

NotAfter -> (timestamp)

Date and time after which your private CA certificate is not valid.

FailureReason -> (string)

Reason the request to create your private CA failed.

CertificateAuthorityConfiguration -> (structure)

Your private CA configuration.

KeyAlgorithm -> (string)

Type of the public key algorithm and size, in bits, of the key pair that your CA creates when it issues a certificate. When you create a subordinate CA, you must use a key algorithm supported by the parent CA.

SigningAlgorithm -> (string)

Name of the algorithm your private CA uses to sign certificate requests.

This parameter should not be confused with the SigningAlgorithm parameter used to sign certificates when they are issued.

Subject -> (structure)

Structure that contains X.500 distinguished name information for your private CA.

Country -> (string)

Two-digit code that specifies the country in which the certificate subject located.

Organization -> (string)

Legal name of the organization with which the certificate subject is affiliated.

OrganizationalUnit -> (string)

A subdivision or unit of the organization (such as sales or finance) with which the certificate subject is affiliated.

DistinguishedNameQualifier -> (string)

Disambiguating information for the certificate subject.

State -> (string)

State in which the subject of the certificate is located.

CommonName -> (string)

Fully qualified domain name (FQDN) associated with the certificate subject.

SerialNumber -> (string)

The certificate serial number.

Locality -> (string)

The locality (such as a city or town) in which the certificate subject is located.

Title -> (string)

A title such as Mr. or Ms., which is pre-pended to the name to refer formally to the certificate subject.

Surname -> (string)

Family name. In the US and the UK, for example, the surname of an individual is ordered last. In Asian cultures the surname is typically ordered first.

GivenName -> (string)

First name.

Initials -> (string)

Concatenation that typically contains the first letter of the GivenName , the first letter of the middle name if one exists, and the first letter of the SurName .

Pseudonym -> (string)

Typically a shortened version of a longer GivenName . For example, Jonathan is often shortened to John. Elizabeth is often shortened to Beth, Liz, or Eliza.

GenerationQualifier -> (string)

Typically a qualifier appended to the name of an individual. Examples include Jr. for junior, Sr. for senior, and III for third.

RevocationConfiguration -> (structure)

Information about the certificate revocation list (CRL) created and maintained by your private CA.

CrlConfiguration -> (structure)

Configuration of the certificate revocation list (CRL), if any, maintained by your private CA.

Enabled -> (boolean)

Boolean value that specifies whether certificate revocation lists (CRLs) are enabled. You can use this value to enable certificate revocation for a new CA when you call the CreateCertificateAuthority action or for an existing CA when you call the UpdateCertificateAuthority action.

ExpirationInDays -> (integer)

Number of days until a certificate expires.

CustomCname -> (string)

Name inserted into the certificate CRL Distribution Points extension that enables the use of an alias for the CRL distribution point. Use this value if you don't want the name of your S3 bucket to be public.

S3BucketName -> (string)

Name of the S3 bucket that contains the CRL. If you do not provide a value for the CustomCname argument, the name of your S3 bucket is placed into the CRL Distribution Points extension of the issued certificate. You can change the name of your bucket by calling the UpdateCertificateAuthority action. You must specify a bucket policy that allows ACM Private CA to write the CRL to your bucket.

RestorableUntil -> (timestamp)

The period during which a deleted CA can be restored. For more information, see the PermanentDeletionTimeInDays parameter of the DeleteCertificateAuthorityRequest action.

NextToken -> (string)

When the list is truncated, this value is present and should be used for the NextToken parameter in a subsequent pagination request.