DescribeEventTopics - AWS Directory Service


Obtains information about which Amazon SNS topics receive status messages from the specified directory.

If no input parameters are provided, such as DirectoryId or TopicName, this request describes all of the associations in the account.

Request Syntax

{ "DirectoryId": "string", "TopicNames": [ "string" ] }

Request Parameters

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The Directory ID for which to get the list of associated Amazon SNS topics. If this member is null, associations for all Directory IDs are returned.

Type: String

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

Required: No


A list of Amazon SNS topic names for which to obtain the information. If this member is null, all associations for the specified Directory ID are returned.

An empty list results in an InvalidParameterException being thrown.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9_-]+

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "EventTopics": [ { "CreatedDateTime": number, "DirectoryId": "string", "Status": "string", "TopicArn": "string", "TopicName": "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.


A list of Amazon SNS topic names that receive status messages from the specified Directory ID.

Type: Array of EventTopic objects


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


A client exception has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified entity could not be found.

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 following examples are formatted for legibility.

Example Request

This example illustrates one usage of DescribeEventTopics.

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 66 X-Amz-Target: DirectoryService_20150416.DescribeEventTopics X-Amz-Date: 20161214T025225Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.24 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 botocore/1.4.81 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI7E3BYXS3example/20161214/us-west-2/ds/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=d04fcf5cf8439dd8d0503933cab61c2bad6d6b29b9e1e5dca25f6d6de1704e17 { "DirectoryId": "d-926example", "TopicNames": "snstopicexample" }

Example Response

This example illustrates one usage of DescribeEventTopics.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: a68a1e79-c19b-11e6-870b-c3330207df37 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 29 Date: Wed, 14 Dec 2016 02:52:27 GMT { "EventTopics": ["eventtopicexample"] }

See Also

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