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Describes the resource groups that are specified by the ARNs of the resource groups.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--resource-group-arns <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--resource-group-arns (list)

The ARN that specifies the resource group that you want to describe.


"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.

--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 describe resource groups

The following describe-resource-groups command describes the resource group with the ARN of arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:resourcegroup/0-PyGXopAI:

aws inspector describe-resource-groups --resource-group-arns arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:resourcegroup/0-PyGXopAI


      "failedItems": {},
      "resourceGroups": [
              "arn": "arn:aws:inspector:us-west-2:123456789012:resourcegroup/0-PyGXopAI",
              "createdAt": 1458074191.098,
              "tags": [
                      "key": "Name",
                      "value": "example"

For more information, see Amazon Inspector Assessment Targets in the Amazon Inspector guide.


resourceGroups -> (list)

Information about a resource group.


Contains information about a resource group. The resource group defines a set of tags that, when queried, identify the AWS resources that make up the assessment target. This data type is used as the response element in the describe-resource-groups action.

arn -> (string)

The ARN of the resource group.

tags -> (list)

The tags (key and value pairs) of the resource group. This data type property is used in the create-resource-group action.


This data type is used as one of the elements of the ResourceGroup data type.

key -> (string)

A tag key.

value -> (string)

The value assigned to a tag key.

createdAt -> (timestamp)

The time at which resource group is created.

failedItems -> (map)

Resource group details that cannot be described. An error code is provided for each failed item.

key -> (string)

value -> (structure)

Includes details about the failed items.

failureCode -> (string)

The status code of a failed item.

retryable -> (boolean)

Indicates whether you can immediately retry a request for this item for a specified resource.