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[ aws . health ]



Returns information about events across your organization in AWS Organizations, meeting the specified filter criteria. Events are returned in a summary form and do not include the accounts impacted, detailed description, any additional metadata that depends on the event type, or any affected resources. To retrieve that information, use the DescribeAffectedAccountsForOrganization , DescribeEventDetailsForOrganization , and DescribeAffectedEntitiesForOrganization operations.

If no filter criteria are specified, all events across your organization are returned. Results are sorted by lastModifiedTime , starting with the most recent.

Before you can call this operation, you must first enable Health to work with AWS Organizations. To do this, call the EnableHealthServiceAccessForOrganization operation from your organization's master account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.

describe-events-for-organization is a paginated operation. Multiple API calls may be issued in order to retrieve the entire data set of results. You can disable pagination by providing the --no-paginate argument. When using --output text and the --query argument on a paginated response, the --query argument must extract data from the results of the following query expressions: events


[--filter <value>]
[--locale <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--filter (structure)

Values to narrow the results returned.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "eventTypeCodes": ["string", ...],
  "awsAccountIds": ["string", ...],
  "services": ["string", ...],
  "regions": ["string", ...],
  "startTime": {
    "from": timestamp,
    "to": timestamp
  "endTime": {
    "from": timestamp,
    "to": timestamp
  "lastUpdatedTime": {
    "from": timestamp,
    "to": timestamp
  "entityArns": ["string", ...],
  "entityValues": ["string", ...],
  "eventTypeCategories": ["issue"|"accountNotification"|"scheduledChange"|"investigation", ...],
  "eventStatusCodes": ["open"|"closed"|"upcoming", ...]

--locale (string)

The locale (language) to return information in. English (en) is the default and the only supported value at this time.

--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.

--starting-token (string)

A token to specify where to start paginating. This is the NextToken from a previously truncated response.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--page-size (integer)

The size of each page to get in the AWS service call. This does not affect the number of items returned in the command's output. Setting a smaller page size results in more calls to the AWS service, retrieving fewer items in each call. This can help prevent the AWS service calls from timing out.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--max-items (integer)

The total number of items to return in the command's output. If the total number of items available is more than the value specified, a NextToken is provided in the command's output. To resume pagination, provide the NextToken value in the starting-token argument of a subsequent command. Do not use the NextToken response element directly outside of the AWS CLI.

For usage examples, see Pagination in the AWS Command Line Interface User Guide .

--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.


events -> (list)

The events that match the specified filter criteria.


Summary information about an event, returned by the DescribeEventsForOrganization operation.

arn -> (string)

The unique identifier for the event. Format: arn:aws:health:*event-region* ::event/*SERVICE* /*EVENT_TYPE_CODE* /*EVENT_TYPE_PLUS_ID* `` . Example: ``Example: arn:aws:health:us-east-1::event/EC2/EC2_INSTANCE_RETIREMENT_SCHEDULED/EC2_INSTANCE_RETIREMENT_SCHEDULED_ABC123-DEF456

service -> (string)

The AWS service that is affected by the event. For example, EC2, RDS.

eventTypeCode -> (string)

The unique identifier for the event type. The format is AWS_SERVICE_DESCRIPTION . For example, AWS_EC2_SYSTEM_MAINTENANCE_EVENT .

eventTypeCategory -> (string)

The category of the event type.

region -> (string)

The AWS Region name of the event.

startTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the event began.

endTime -> (timestamp)

The date and time that the event ended.

lastUpdatedTime -> (timestamp)

The most recent date and time that the event was updated.

statusCode -> (string)

The most recent status of the event. Possible values are open , closed , and upcoming .

nextToken -> (string)

If the results of a search are large, only a portion of the results are returned, and a nextToken pagination token is returned in the response. To retrieve the next batch of results, reissue the search request and include the returned token. When all results have been returned, the response does not contain a pagination token value.