DescribeInstance - Amazon Connect


This API is in preview release for Amazon Connect and is subject to change.

Returns the current state of the specified instance identifier. It tracks the instance while it is being created and returns an error status, if applicable.

If an instance is not created successfully, the instance status reason field returns details relevant to the reason. The instance in a failed state is returned only for 24 hours after the CreateInstance API was invoked.

Request Syntax

GET /instance/InstanceId HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The identifier of the Amazon Connect instance. You can find the instance ID in the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the instance.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "Instance": { "Arn": "string", "CreatedTime": number, "Id": "string", "IdentityManagementType": "string", "InboundCallsEnabled": boolean, "InstanceAlias": "string", "InstanceStatus": "string", "OutboundCallsEnabled": boolean, "ServiceRole": "string", "StatusReason": { "Message": "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.


The name of the instance.

Type: Instance object


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


Request processing failed because of an error or failure with the service.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource was not found.

HTTP Status Code: 404

See Also

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