ListThingTypes - AWS IoT


Lists the existing thing types.

Requires permission to access the ListThingTypes action.

Request Syntax

GET /thing-types?maxResults=maxResults&nextToken=nextToken&thingTypeName=thingTypeName HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The maximum number of results to return in this operation.

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 250.


To retrieve the next set of results, the nextToken value from a previous response; otherwise null to receive the first set of results.


The name of the thing type.

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

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

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "nextToken": "string", "thingTypes": [ { "thingTypeArn": "string", "thingTypeMetadata": { "creationDate": number, "deprecated": boolean, "deprecationDate": number }, "thingTypeName": "string", "thingTypeProperties": { "searchableAttributes": [ "string" ], "thingTypeDescription": "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 token for the next set of results. Will not be returned if operation has returned all results.

Type: String


The thing types.

Type: Array of ThingTypeDefinition objects



An unexpected error has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 400


You are not authorized to perform this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 401

See Also

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