DescribeStandardsControls - AWS Security Hub


Returns a list of security standards controls.

For each control, the results include information about whether it is currently enabled, the severity, and a link to remediation information.

Request Syntax

GET /standards/controls/StandardsSubscriptionArn+?MaxResults=MaxResults&NextToken=NextToken HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The maximum number of security standard controls 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 DescribeStandardsControls 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.


The ARN of a resource that represents your subscription to a supported standard. To get the subscription ARNs of the standards you have enabled, use the GetEnabledStandards operation.

Pattern: .*\S.*

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "Controls": [ { "ControlId": "string", "ControlStatus": "string", "ControlStatusUpdatedAt": "string", "Description": "string", "DisabledReason": "string", "RelatedRequirements": [ "string" ], "RemediationUrl": "string", "SeverityRating": "string", "StandardsControlArn": "string", "Title": "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 list of security standards controls.

Type: Array of StandardsControl objects


The pagination token to use to request the next page of results.

Type: String


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


The request was rejected because we can't find the specified resource.

HTTP Status Code: 404

See Also

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