DescribeProtectionGroup - AWS Shield Advanced


Returns the specification for the specified protection group.

Request Syntax

{ "ProtectionGroupId": "string" }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The name of the protection group. You use this to identify the protection group in lists and to manage the protection group, for example to update, delete, or describe it.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 36.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9\\-]*

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "ProtectionGroup": { "Aggregation": "string", "Members": [ "string" ], "Pattern": "string", "ProtectionGroupArn": "string", "ProtectionGroupId": "string", "ResourceType": "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 grouping of protected resources that you and AWS Shield Advanced can monitor as a collective. This resource grouping improves the accuracy of detection and reduces false positives.

Type: ProtectionGroup object


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


Exception that indicates that a problem occurred with the service infrastructure. You can retry the request.

HTTP Status Code: 500


Exception indicating the specified resource does not exist. If available, this exception includes details in additional properties.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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