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Describes the lock status for a snapshot.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--filters <value>]
[--max-results <value>]
[--next-token <value>]
[--snapshot-ids <value>]
[--dry-run | --no-dry-run]
[--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>]


--filters (list)

The filters.

  • lock-state - The state of the snapshot lock (compliance-cooloff | governance | compliance | expired ).


A filter name and value pair that is used to return a more specific list of results from a describe operation. Filters can be used to match a set of resources by specific criteria, such as tags, attributes, or IDs.

If you specify multiple filters, the filters are joined with an AND , and the request returns only results that match all of the specified filters.

Name -> (string)

The name of the filter. Filter names are case-sensitive.

Values -> (list)

The filter values. Filter values are case-sensitive. If you specify multiple values for a filter, the values are joined with an OR , and the request returns all results that match any of the specified values.


Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--max-results (integer)

The maximum number of items to return for this request. To get the next page of items, make another request with the token returned in the output. For more information, see Pagination .

--next-token (string)

The token returned from a previous paginated request. Pagination continues from the end of the items returned by the previous request.

--snapshot-ids (list)

The IDs of the snapshots for which to view the lock status.



"string" "string" ...

--dry-run | --no-dry-run (boolean)

Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation . Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation .

--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 describe the lock status of a snapshot

The following describe-locked-snapshots example describes the lock status of the specified snapshot.

aws ec2 describe-locked-snapshots \
    --snapshot-ids snap-0b5e733b4a8df6e0d


    "Snapshots": [
            "OwnerId": "123456789012",
            "SnapshotId": "snap-0b5e733b4a8df6e0d",
            "LockState": "governance",
            "LockDuration": 365,
            "LockCreatedOn": "2024-05-05T00:56:06.208000+00:00",
            "LockDurationStartTime": "2024-05-05T00:56:06.208000+00:00",
            "LockExpiresOn": "2025-05-05T00:56:06.208000+00:00"

For more information, see Snapshot lock in the Amazon EBS User Guide.


Snapshots -> (list)

Information about the snapshots.


Information about a locked snapshot.

OwnerId -> (string)

The account ID of the Amazon Web Services account that owns the snapshot.

SnapshotId -> (string)

The ID of the snapshot.

LockState -> (string)

The state of the snapshot lock. Valid states include:

  • compliance-cooloff - The snapshot has been locked in compliance mode but it is still within the cooling-off period. The snapshot can't be deleted, but it can be unlocked and the lock settings can be modified by users with appropriate permissions.
  • governance - The snapshot is locked in governance mode. The snapshot can't be deleted, but it can be unlocked and the lock settings can be modified by users with appropriate permissions.
  • compliance - The snapshot is locked in compliance mode and the cooling-off period has expired. The snapshot can't be unlocked or deleted. The lock duration can only be increased by users with appropriate permissions.
  • expired - The snapshot was locked in compliance or governance mode but the lock duration has expired. The snapshot is not locked and can be deleted.

LockDuration -> (integer)

The period of time for which the snapshot is locked, in days.

CoolOffPeriod -> (integer)

The compliance mode cooling-off period, in hours.

CoolOffPeriodExpiresOn -> (timestamp)

The date and time at which the compliance mode cooling-off period expires, in the UTC time zone (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ ).

LockCreatedOn -> (timestamp)

The date and time at which the snapshot was locked, in the UTC time zone (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ ).

LockDurationStartTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time at which the lock duration started, in the UTC time zone (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ ).

If you lock a snapshot that is in the pending state, the lock duration starts only once the snapshot enters the completed state.

LockExpiresOn -> (timestamp)

The date and time at which the lock will expire, in the UTC time zone (YYYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss.sssZ ).

NextToken -> (string)

The token to include in another request to get the next page of items. This value is null when there are no more items to return.