DescribeCertificate - AWS Directory Service


Displays information about the certificate registered for secure LDAP or client certificate authentication.

Request Syntax

{ "CertificateId": "string", "DirectoryId": "string" }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The identifier of the certificate.

Type: String

Pattern: ^c-[0-9a-f]{10}$

Required: Yes


The identifier of the directory.

Type: String

Pattern: ^d-[0-9a-f]{10}$

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "Certificate": { "CertificateId": "string", "ClientCertAuthSettings": { "OCSPUrl": "string" }, "CommonName": "string", "ExpiryDateTime": number, "RegisteredDateTime": number, "State": "string", "StateReason": "string", "Type": "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.


Information about the certificate, including registered date time, certificate state, the reason for the state, expiration date time, and certificate common name.

Type: Certificate object


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


The certificate is not present in the system for describe or deregister activities.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A client exception has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified directory does not exist in the system.

HTTP Status Code: 400


One or more parameters are not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An exception has occurred in AWS Directory Service.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The operation is not supported.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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