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[ aws . ssm-contacts ]



List details about a specific contact channel.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--contact-channel-id <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--contact-channel-id (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the contact channel you want information about.

--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 details of a contact channel

The following get-contact-channel example lists the details of a contact channel.

aws ssm-contacts get-contact-channel \
    --contact-channel-id "arn:aws:ssm-contacts:us-east-2:111122223333:contact-channel/akuam/fc7405c4-46b2-48b7-87b2-93e2f225b90d"


    "ContactArn": "arn:aws:ssm-contacts:us-east-2:111122223333:contact/akuam",
    "ContactChannelArn": "arn:aws:ssm-contacts:us-east-2:111122223333:contact-channel/akuam/fc7405c4-46b2-48b7-87b2-93e2f225b90d",
    "Name": "akuas sms",
    "Type": "SMS",
    "DeliveryAddress": {
        "SimpleAddress": "+15005550199"
    "ActivationStatus": "ACTIVATED"

For more information, see Contacts in the Incident Manager User Guide.


ContactArn -> (string)

The ARN of the contact that the channel belongs to.

ContactChannelArn -> (string)

The ARN of the contact channel.

Name -> (string)

The name of the contact channel

Type -> (string)

The type of contact channel. The type is SMS , VOICE , or EMAIL .

DeliveryAddress -> (structure)

The details that Incident Manager uses when trying to engage the contact channel.

SimpleAddress -> (string)

The format is dependent on the type of the contact channel. The following are the expected formats:

  • SMS - '+' followed by the country code and phone number
  • VOICE - '+' followed by the country code and phone number
  • EMAIL - any standard email format

ActivationStatus -> (string)

A Boolean value indicating if the contact channel has been activated or not.