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[ aws . workspaces ]



Describes the specified WorkSpaces.

You can filter the results by using the bundle identifier, directory identifier, or owner, but you can specify only one filter at a time.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-workspaces 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: Workspaces


[--workspace-ids <value>]
[--directory-id <value>]
[--user-name <value>]
[--bundle-id <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--workspace-ids (list)

The identifiers of the WorkSpaces. You cannot combine this parameter with any other filter.

Because the CreateWorkspaces operation is asynchronous, the identifier it returns is not immediately available. If you immediately call DescribeWorkspaces with this identifier, no information is returned.


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--directory-id (string)

The identifier of the directory. In addition, you can optionally specify a specific directory user (see UserName ). You cannot combine this parameter with any other filter.

--user-name (string)

The name of the directory user. You must specify this parameter with DirectoryId .

--bundle-id (string)

The identifier of the bundle. All WorkSpaces that are created from this bundle are retrieved. You cannot combine this parameter with any other filter.

--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.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To describe your WorkSpaces

This example describes all of your WorkSpaces in the region.


aws workspaces describe-workspaces


  "Workspaces" : [
      "UserName" : "johndoe",
      "DirectoryId" : "d-906732325d",
      "State" : "AVAILABLE",
      "WorkspaceId" : "ws-3lvdznndy",
      "SubnetId" : "subnet-435c036b",
      "IpAddress" : "",
      "BundleId" : "wsb-86y2d88pq"
      "UserName": "jimsmith",
      "DirectoryId": "d-906732325d",
      "State": "PENDING",
      "WorkspaceId": "ws-0d4y2sbl5",
      "BundleId": "wsb-b0s22j3d7"
      "UserName" : "marym",
      "DirectoryId" : "d-906732325d",
      "State" : "AVAILABLE",
      "WorkspaceId" : "ws-b3vg4shrh",
      "SubnetId" : "subnet-775a6531",
      "IpAddress" : "",
      "BundleId" : "wsb-3t36q0xfc"


Workspaces -> (list)

Information about the WorkSpaces.

Because CreateWorkspaces is an asynchronous operation, some of the returned information could be incomplete.


Describes a WorkSpace.

WorkspaceId -> (string)

The identifier of the WorkSpace.

DirectoryId -> (string)

The identifier of the AWS Directory Service directory for the WorkSpace.

UserName -> (string)

The user for the WorkSpace.

IpAddress -> (string)

The IP address of the WorkSpace.

State -> (string)

The operational state of the WorkSpace.

BundleId -> (string)

The identifier of the bundle used to create the WorkSpace.

SubnetId -> (string)

The identifier of the subnet for the WorkSpace.

ErrorMessage -> (string)

The text of the error message that is returned if the WorkSpace cannot be created.

ErrorCode -> (string)

The error code that is returned if the WorkSpace cannot be created.

ComputerName -> (string)

The name of the WorkSpace, as seen by the operating system.

VolumeEncryptionKey -> (string)

The symmetric AWS KMS customer master key (CMK) used to encrypt data stored on your WorkSpace. Amazon WorkSpaces does not support asymmetric CMKs.

UserVolumeEncryptionEnabled -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the data stored on the user volume is encrypted.

RootVolumeEncryptionEnabled -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the data stored on the root volume is encrypted.

WorkspaceProperties -> (structure)

The properties of the WorkSpace.

RunningMode -> (string)

The running mode. For more information, see Manage the WorkSpace Running Mode .

RunningModeAutoStopTimeoutInMinutes -> (integer)

The time after a user logs off when WorkSpaces are automatically stopped. Configured in 60-minute intervals.

RootVolumeSizeGib -> (integer)

The size of the root volume.

UserVolumeSizeGib -> (integer)

The size of the user storage.

ComputeTypeName -> (string)

The compute type. For more information, see Amazon WorkSpaces Bundles .

ModificationStates -> (list)

The modification states of the WorkSpace.


Describes a WorkSpace modification.

Resource -> (string)

The resource.

State -> (string)

The modification state.

NextToken -> (string)

The token to use to retrieve the next set of results, or null if no more results are available.