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Returns information about a provisioning template version.

Requires permission to access the DescribeProvisioningTemplateVersion action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--template-name <value>
--version-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--template-name (string)

The template name.

--version-id (integer)

The provisioning template version ID.

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.



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.

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To describe a provisioning template version

The following describe-provisioning-template-version example describes a provisioning template version.

aws iot describe-provisioning-template-version \
    --template-name MyTestProvisioningTemplate \
    --version-id 1


    "versionId": 1,
    "creationDate": 1589308310.574,
    "templateBody": "{
    "isDefaultVersion": true

For more information, see Provisioning devices that don't have device certificates using fleet provisioning in the AWS IoT Core Developers Guide.


versionId -> (integer)

The provisioning template version ID.

creationDate -> (timestamp)

The date when the provisioning template version was created.

templateBody -> (string)

The JSON formatted contents of the provisioning template version.

isDefaultVersion -> (boolean)

True if the provisioning template version is the default version.