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[ aws . cloudformation ]



Returns descriptions of all resources of the specified stack.

For deleted stacks, ListStackResources returns resource information for up to 90 days after the stack has been deleted.

See also: AWS API Documentation

list-stack-resources 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: StackResourceSummaries


--stack-name <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--stack-name (string)

The name or the unique stack ID that is associated with the stack, which aren't always interchangeable:

  • Running stacks: You can specify either the stack's name or its unique stack ID.
  • Deleted stacks: You must specify the unique stack ID.

Default: There is no default value.

--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 .

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To list resources in a stack

The following command displays the list of resources in the specified stack.

aws cloudformation list-stack-resources \
    --stack-name my-stack


    "StackResourceSummaries": [
            "LogicalResourceId": "bucket",
            "PhysicalResourceId": "my-stack-bucket-1vc62xmplgguf",
            "ResourceType": "AWS::S3::Bucket",
            "LastUpdatedTimestamp": "2019-10-02T04:34:11.345Z",
            "ResourceStatus": "CREATE_COMPLETE",
            "DriftInformation": {
                "StackResourceDriftStatus": "IN_SYNC"
            "LogicalResourceId": "function",
            "PhysicalResourceId": "my-function-SEZV4XMPL4S5",
            "ResourceType": "AWS::Lambda::Function",
            "LastUpdatedTimestamp": "2019-10-02T05:34:27.989Z",
            "ResourceStatus": "UPDATE_COMPLETE",
            "DriftInformation": {
                "StackResourceDriftStatus": "IN_SYNC"
            "LogicalResourceId": "functionRole",
            "PhysicalResourceId": "my-functionRole-HIZXMPLEOM9E",
            "ResourceType": "AWS::IAM::Role",
            "LastUpdatedTimestamp": "2019-10-02T04:34:06.350Z",
            "ResourceStatus": "CREATE_COMPLETE",
            "DriftInformation": {
                "StackResourceDriftStatus": "IN_SYNC"


StackResourceSummaries -> (list)

A list of StackResourceSummary structures.


Contains high-level information about the specified stack resource.

LogicalResourceId -> (string)

The logical name of the resource specified in the template.

PhysicalResourceId -> (string)

The name or unique identifier that corresponds to a physical instance ID of the resource.

ResourceType -> (string)

Type of resource. (For more information, go to Amazon Web Services Resource Types Reference in the CloudFormation User Guide.)

LastUpdatedTimestamp -> (timestamp)

Time the status was updated.

ResourceStatus -> (string)

Current status of the resource.

ResourceStatusReason -> (string)

Success/failure message associated with the resource.

DriftInformation -> (structure)

Information about whether the resource's actual configuration differs, or has drifted , from its expected configuration, as defined in the stack template and any values specified as template parameters. For more information, see Detecting Unregulated Configuration Changes to Stacks and Resources .

StackResourceDriftStatus -> (string)

Status of the resource's actual configuration compared to its expected configuration.

  • DELETED : The resource differs from its expected configuration in that it has been deleted.
  • MODIFIED : The resource differs from its expected configuration.
  • NOT_CHECKED : CloudFormation hasn't checked if the resource differs from its expected configuration. Any resources that don't currently support drift detection have a status of NOT_CHECKED . For more information, see Resources that Support Drift Detection . If you performed an ContinueUpdateRollback operation on a stack, any resources included in ResourcesToSkip will also have a status of NOT_CHECKED . For more information about skipping resources during rollback operations, see Continue Rolling Back an Update in the CloudFormation User Guide.
  • IN_SYNC : The resource's actual configuration matches its expected configuration.

LastCheckTimestamp -> (timestamp)

When CloudFormation last checked if the resource had drifted from its expected configuration.

ModuleInfo -> (structure)

Contains information about the module from which the resource was created, if the resource was created from a module included in the stack template.

TypeHierarchy -> (string)

A concatenated list of the module type or types containing the resource. Module types are listed starting with the inner-most nested module, and separated by / .

In the following example, the resource was created from a module of type AWS::First::Example::MODULE , that's nested inside a parent module of type AWS::Second::Example::MODULE .


LogicalIdHierarchy -> (string)

A concatenated list of the logical IDs of the module or modules containing the resource. Modules are listed starting with the inner-most nested module, and separated by / .

In the following example, the resource was created from a module, moduleA , that's nested inside a parent module, moduleB .


For more information, see Referencing resources in a module in the CloudFormation User Guide .

NextToken -> (string)

If the output exceeds 1 MB, a string that identifies the next page of stack resources. If no additional page exists, this value is null.