AWS Cloud9
API Reference (API Version 2017-09-23)


Gets status information for an AWS Cloud9 development environment.

Request Syntax

{ "environmentId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The ID of the environment to get status information about.

Type: String

Pattern: ^[a-zA-Z0-9]{8,32}$

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "message": "string", "status": "string" }

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.


Any informational message about the status of the environment.

Type: String


The status of the environment. Available values include:

  • connecting: The environment is connecting.

  • creating: The environment is being created.

  • deleting: The environment is being deleted.

  • error: The environment is in an error state.

  • ready: The environment is ready.

  • stopped: The environment is stopped.

  • stopping: The environment is stopping.

Type: String

Valid Values: error | creating | connecting | ready | stopping | stopped | deleting


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The target request is invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A conflict occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An access permissions issue occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An internal server error occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


A service limit was exceeded.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The target resource cannot be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Too many service requests were made over the given time period.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The following example gets status information about the specified AWS Cloud9 development environment.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity X-Amz-Date: 20180123T225304Z X-Amz-Target: AWSCloud9WorkspaceManagementService.DescribeEnvironmentStatus User-Agent: aws-cli/1.14.29 Python/3.5.2 Windows/10 botocore/1.8.33 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAJ32OEXAMPLE/20180123/us-east-2/cloud9/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=5e458ca5EXAMPLE Content-Length: 53 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 { "environmentId": "8d9967e2f0624182b74e7690ad69ebEX" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2018 22:53:07 GMT Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 58 x-amzn-RequestId: 2cd6dfae-0090-11e8-a542-51fd7a14e1EX Connection: Keep-alive { "message": "Environment is ready to use", "status": "ready" }

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: