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All associations for the managed node(s).

See also: AWS API Documentation

describe-effective-instance-associations 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: Associations


--instance-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <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>]


--instance-id (string)

The managed node ID for which you want to view all associations.

--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 .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

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 get details of the effective associations for an instance

The following describe-effective-instance-associations example retrieves details about the effective associations for an instance.


aws ssm describe-effective-instance-associations --instance-id "i-1234567890abcdef0"


    "Associations": [
            "AssociationId": "8dfe3659-4309-493a-8755-0123456789ab",
            "InstanceId": "i-1234567890abcdef0",
            "Content": "{\n    \"schemaVersion\": \"1.2\",\n    \"description\": \"Update the Amazon SSM Agent to the latest version or specified version.\",\n    \"parameters\": {\n        \"version\": {\n            \"default\": \"\",\n            \"description\": \"(Optional) A specific version of the Amazon SSM Agent to install. If not specified, the agent will be updated to the latest version.\",\n            \"type\": \"String\"\n        },\n        \"allowDowngrade\": {\n            \"default\": \"false\",\n            \"description\": \"(Optional) Allow the Amazon SSM Agent service to be downgraded to an earlier version. If set to false, the service can be upgraded to newer versions only (default). If set to true, specify the earlier version.\",\n            \"type\": \"String\",\n            \"allowedValues\": [\n                \"true\",\n                \"false\"\n            ]\n        }\n    },\n    \"runtimeConfig\": {\n        \"aws:updateSsmAgent\": {\n            \"properties\": [\n                {\n                \"agentName\": \"amazon-ssm-agent\",\n                \"source\": \"https://s3.{Region}{Region}/ssm-agent-manifest.json\",\n                \"allowDowngrade\": \"{{ allowDowngrade }}\",\n                \"targetVersion\": \"{{ version }}\"\n                }\n            ]\n        }\n    }\n}\n",
            "AssociationVersion": "1"


Associations -> (list)

The associations for the requested managed node.


One or more association documents on the managed node.

AssociationId -> (string)

The association ID.

InstanceId -> (string)

The managed node ID.

Content -> (string)

The content of the association document for the managed node(s).

AssociationVersion -> (string)

Version information for the association on the managed node.

NextToken -> (string)

The token to use when requesting the next set of items. If there are no additional items to return, the string is empty.