ListIndexes - AWS Resource Explorer


Retrieves a list of all of the indexes in AWS Regions that are currently collecting resource information for AWS Resource Explorer.

Minimum permissions

To call this operation, you must have the following permissions:

  • Action: resource-explorer-2:ListIndexes

    Resource: No specific resource (*).

Related operations

  • To turn on Resource Explorer in an AWS Region, use CreateIndex.

  • To turn off Resource Explorer in an AWS Region, use DeleteIndex.

  • To retrieve the details for an index and check its state or its type, use GetIndex.

  • To convert a local index to an aggregator index, use UpdateIndexType.

Request Syntax

POST /ListIndexes HTTP/1.1 Content-type: application/json { "MaxResults": number, "NextToken": "string", "Regions": [ "string" ], "Type": "string" }

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The maximum number of results that you want included on each page of the response. If you do not include this parameter, it defaults to a value appropriate to the operation. If additional items exist beyond those included in the current response, the NextToken response element is present and has a value (is not null). Include that value as the NextToken request parameter in the next call to the operation to get the next part of the results.


An API operation can return fewer results than the maximum even when there are more results available. You should check NextToken after every operation to ensure that you receive all of the results.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 100.

Required: No


The parameter for receiving additional results if you receive a NextToken response in a previous request. A NextToken response indicates that more output is available. Set this parameter to the value of the previous call's NextToken response to indicate where the output should continue from. The pagination tokens expire after 24 hours.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 2048.

Required: No


If specified, limits the response to only information about the index in the specified list of AWS Regions.

Type: Array of strings

Array Members: Minimum number of 0 items. Maximum number of 20 items.

Required: No


If specified, limits the output to only indexes of the specified Type, either LOCAL or AGGREGATOR.

Use this option to discover the aggregator index for your account.

Type: String


Required: No

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "Indexes": [ { "Arn": "string", "Region": "string", "Type": "string" } ], "NextToken": "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 structure that contains the details and status of each index.

Type: Array of Index objects


If present, indicates that more output is available than is included in the current response. Use this value in the NextToken request parameter in a subsequent call to the operation to get the next part of the output. You should repeat this until the NextToken response element comes back as null. The pagination tokens expire after 24 hours.

Type: String


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


The credentials that you used to call this operation don't have the minimum required permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403


The request failed because of internal service error. Try your request again later.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request failed because you exceeded a rate limit for this operation. For more information, see Quotas for Resource Explorer.

HTTP Status Code: 429


You provided an invalid value for one of the operation's parameters. Check the syntax for the operation, and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400



The following example shows how to list the Resource Explorer indexes in the current AWS account. In this example, only two AWS Regions have indexes.

Sample Request

POST /ListIndexes HTTP/1.1 Host: X-Amz-Date: 20221101T200059Z Accept-Encoding: identity User-Agent: <UserAgentString> Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=<Credential>, SignedHeaders=<Headers>, Signature=<Signature> {}

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Date: Tue, 01 Nov 2022 20:00:59 GMT Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: <PayloadSizeBytes> { "Indexes": [ { "Arn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-east-1:123456789012:index/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE11111", "Region": "us-east-1", "Type": "LOCAL" }, { "Arn": "arn:aws:resource-explorer-2:us-west-2:123456789012:index/EXAMPLE8-90ab-cdef-fedc-EXAMPLE22222", "Region":"us-west-2", "Type":"LOCAL" } ] }

See Also

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