DescribeTags - Amazon Elastic File System



DEPRECATED - The DescribeTags action is deprecated and not maintained. To view tags associated with EFS resources, use the ListTagsForResource API action.

Returns the tags associated with a file system. The order of tags returned in the response of one DescribeTags call and the order of tags returned across the responses of a multiple-call iteration (when using pagination) is unspecified.

This operation requires permissions for the elasticfilesystem:DescribeTags action.

Request Syntax

GET /2015-02-01/tags/FileSystemId/?Marker=Marker&MaxItems=MaxItems HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The ID of the file system whose tag set you want to retrieve.

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: ^(arn:aws[-a-z]*:elasticfilesystem:[0-9a-z-:]+:file-system/fs-[0-9a-f]{8,40}|fs-[0-9a-f]{8,40})$

Required: Yes


(Optional) An opaque pagination token returned from a previous DescribeTags operation (String). If present, it specifies to continue the list from where the previous call left off.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: .+


(Optional) The maximum number of file system tags to return in the response. Currently, this number is automatically set to 100, and other values are ignored. The response is paginated at 100 per page if you have more than 100 tags.

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "Marker": "string", "NextMarker": "string", "Tags": [ { "Key": "string", "Value": "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.


If the request included a Marker, the response returns that value in this field.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: .+


If a value is present, there are more tags to return. In a subsequent request, you can provide the value of NextMarker as the value of the Marker parameter in your next request to retrieve the next set of tags.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: .+


Returns tags associated with the file system as an array of Tag objects.

Type: Array of Tag objects



Returned if the request is malformed or contains an error such as an invalid parameter value or a missing required parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Returned if the specified FileSystemId value doesn't exist in the requester's AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Returned if an error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Retrieve tags associated with a file system

The following request retrieves tags (key-value pairs) associated with the specified file system.

Sample Request

GET /2015-02-01/tags/fs-01234567/ HTTP/1.1 Host: x-amz-date: 20140620T215404Z Authorization: <...>

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 01234567-89ab-cdef-0123-456789abcdef Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: 288 { "Tags":[ { "Key":"Name", "Value":"my first file system" }, { "Key":"Fleet", "Value":"Development" }, { "Key":"Developer", "Value":"Alice" } ] }

See Also

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