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Returns details about the specified delivery channel. If a delivery channel is not specified, this action returns the details of all delivery channels associated with the account.


Currently, you can specify only one delivery channel per region in your account.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--delivery-channel-names <value>]
[--cli-input-json <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>]


--delivery-channel-names (list)

A list of delivery channel names.



"string" "string" ...

--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.

--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 get details about the delivery channel

The following command returns details about the delivery channel:

aws configservice describe-delivery-channels


    "DeliveryChannels": [
            "snsTopicARN": "arn:aws:sns:us-east-1:123456789012:config-topic",
            "name": "default",
            "s3BucketName": "config-bucket-123456789012"


DeliveryChannels -> (list)

A list that contains the descriptions of the specified delivery channel.


The channel through which Config delivers notifications and updated configuration states.

name -> (string)

The name of the delivery channel. By default, Config assigns the name "default" when creating the delivery channel. To change the delivery channel name, you must use the DeleteDeliveryChannel action to delete your current delivery channel, and then you must use the PutDeliveryChannel command to create a delivery channel that has the desired name.

s3BucketName -> (string)

The name of the Amazon S3 bucket to which Config delivers configuration snapshots and configuration history files.

If you specify a bucket that belongs to another Amazon Web Services account, that bucket must have policies that grant access permissions to Config. For more information, see Permissions for the Amazon S3 Bucket in the Config Developer Guide .

s3KeyPrefix -> (string)

The prefix for the specified Amazon S3 bucket.

s3KmsKeyArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Key Management Service (KMS ) KMS key (KMS key) used to encrypt objects delivered by Config. Must belong to the same Region as the destination S3 bucket.

snsTopicARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Amazon SNS topic to which Config sends notifications about configuration changes.

If you choose a topic from another account, the topic must have policies that grant access permissions to Config. For more information, see Permissions for the Amazon SNS Topic in the Config Developer Guide .

configSnapshotDeliveryProperties -> (structure)

The options for how often Config delivers configuration snapshots to the Amazon S3 bucket.

deliveryFrequency -> (string)

The frequency with which Config delivers configuration snapshots.