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Returns information about all available Trusted Advisor checks, including the name, ID, category, description, and metadata. You must specify a language code. The Amazon Web Services Support API currently supports English ("en") and Japanese ("ja"). The response contains a TrustedAdvisorCheckDescription object for each check. You must set the Amazon Web Services Region to us-east-1.


  • You must have a Business, Enterprise On-Ramp, or Enterprise Support plan to use the Amazon Web Services Support API.
  • If you call the Amazon Web Services Support API from an account that does not have a Business, Enterprise On-Ramp, or Enterprise Support plan, the SubscriptionRequiredException error message appears. For information about changing your support plan, see Amazon Web Services Support .
  • The names and descriptions for Trusted Advisor checks are subject to change. We recommend that you specify the check ID in your code to uniquely identify a check.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--language <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--language (string)

The ISO 639-1 code for the language in which Amazon Web Services provides support. Amazon Web Services Support currently supports English ("en") and Japanese ("ja"). Language parameters must be passed explicitly for operations that take them.

--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 list the available AWS Trusted Advisor checks

The following describe-trusted-advisor-checks example lists the available Trusted Advisor checks in your AWS account. This information includes the check name, ID, description, category, and metadata. Note that the output is shortened for readability.

aws support describe-trusted-advisor-checks \
    --language "en"


    "checks": [
            "id": "zXCkfM1nI3",
            "name": "IAM Use",
            "description": "Checks for your use of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM). You can use IAM to create users, groups, and roles in AWS, and you can use permissions to control access to AWS resources. \n<br>\n<br>\n<b>Alert Criteria</b><br>\nYellow: No IAM users have been created for this account.\n<br>\n<br>\n<b>Recommended Action</b><br>\nCreate one or more IAM users and groups in your account. You can then create additional users whose permissions are limited to perform specific tasks in your AWS environment. For more information, see <a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">Getting Started</a>. \n<br><br>\n<b>Additional Resources</b><br>\n<a href=\"\" target=\"_blank\">What Is IAM?</a>",
            "category": "security",
            "metadata": []

For more information, see AWS Trusted Advisor in the AWS Support User Guide.


checks -> (list)

Information about all available Trusted Advisor checks.


The description and metadata for a Trusted Advisor check.

id -> (string)

The unique identifier for the Trusted Advisor check.

name -> (string)

The display name for the Trusted Advisor check.

description -> (string)

The description of the Trusted Advisor check, which includes the alert criteria and recommended operations (contains HTML markup).

category -> (string)

The category of the Trusted Advisor check.

metadata -> (list)

The column headings for the data returned by the Trusted Advisor check. The order of the headings corresponds to the order of the data in the Metadata element of the TrustedAdvisorResourceDetail for the check. Metadata contains all the data that is shown in the Excel download, even in those cases where the UI shows just summary data.