DescribeStandards - AWS Security Hub


Returns a list of the available standards in Security Hub.

For each standard, the results include the standard ARN, the name, and a description.

Request Syntax

GET /standards?MaxResults=MaxResults&NextToken=NextToken HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The maximum number of standards to return.

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


The token that is required for pagination. On your first call to the DescribeStandards operation, set the value of this parameter to NULL.

For subsequent calls to the operation, to continue listing data, set the value of this parameter to the value returned from the previous response.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "NextToken": "string", "Standards": [ { "Description": "string", "EnabledByDefault": boolean, "Name": "string", "StandardsArn": "string", "StandardsManagedBy": { "Company": "string", "Product": "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 pagination token to use to request the next page of results.

Type: String


A list of available standards.

Type: Array of Standard objects


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


Internal server error.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The account doesn't have permission to perform this action.

HTTP Status Code: 401


The request was rejected because you supplied an invalid or out-of-range value for an input parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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