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Retrieves group resource details.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--group-name <value>]
[--group-arn <value>]
[--cli-input-json <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>]


--group-name (string)

The case-sensitive name of the group.

--group-arn (string)

The ARN of the group that was generated on creation.

--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.

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 retrieve a group

The following get-group example displays details for the specified group resource. The details include the group name, the group ARN, and the filter expression that defines the criteria for that group. Groups can also be retrieved by ARN.

aws xray get-group \
    --group-name "AdminGroup"


    "Group": [
            "GroupName": "AdminGroup",
            "GroupARN": "arn:aws:xray:us-west-2:123456789012:group/AdminGroup/123456789",
            "FilterExpression": "service(\"\") {fault OR error}"

For more information, see Configuring Sampling, Groups, and Encryption Settings with the AWS X-Ray API in the AWS X-Ray Developer Guide.


Group -> (structure)

The group that was requested. Contains the name of the group, the ARN of the group, the filter expression, and the insight configuration assigned to the group.

GroupName -> (string)

The unique case-sensitive name of the group.

GroupARN -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the group generated based on the GroupName.

FilterExpression -> (string)

The filter expression defining the parameters to include traces.

InsightsConfiguration -> (structure)

The structure containing configurations related to insights.

  • The InsightsEnabled boolean can be set to true to enable insights for the group or false to disable insights for the group.
  • The NotificationsEnabled boolean can be set to true to enable insights notifications through Amazon EventBridge for the group.

InsightsEnabled -> (boolean)

Set the InsightsEnabled value to true to enable insights or false to disable insights.

NotificationsEnabled -> (boolean)

Set the NotificationsEnabled value to true to enable insights notifications. Notifications can only be enabled on a group with InsightsEnabled set to true.