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Returns information about DB proxies.

See also: AWS API Documentation

describe-db-proxies 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: DBProxies


[--db-proxy-name <value>]
[--filters <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--starting-token <value>]
[--page-size <value>]
[--max-items <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--endpoint-url <value>]
[--output <value>]
[--query <value>]
[--profile <value>]
[--region <value>]
[--version <value>]
[--color <value>]
[--ca-bundle <value>]
[--cli-read-timeout <value>]
[--cli-connect-timeout <value>]


--db-proxy-name (string)

The name of the DB proxy. If you omit this parameter, the output includes information about all DB proxies owned by your Amazon Web Services account ID.

--filters (list)

This parameter is not currently supported.


A filter name and value pair that is used to return a more specific list of results from a describe operation. Filters can be used to match a set of resources by specific criteria, such as IDs. The filters supported by a describe operation are documented with the describe operation.


Currently, wildcards are not supported in filters.

The following actions can be filtered:

  • DescribeDBClusterBacktracks
  • DescribeDBClusterEndpoints
  • DescribeDBClusters
  • DescribeDBInstances
  • DescribeDBRecommendations
  • DescribeDBShardGroups
  • DescribePendingMaintenanceActions

Name -> (string)

The name of the filter. Filter names are case-sensitive.

Values -> (list)

One or more filter values. Filter values are case-sensitive.


Shorthand Syntax:

Name=string,Values=string,string ...

JSON Syntax:

    "Name": "string",
    "Values": ["string", ...]

--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.

Global Options

--debug (boolean)

Turn on debug logging.

--endpoint-url (string)

Override command's default URL with the given URL.

--no-verify-ssl (boolean)

By default, the AWS CLI uses SSL when communicating with AWS services. For each SSL connection, the AWS CLI will verify SSL certificates. This option overrides the default behavior of verifying SSL certificates.

--no-paginate (boolean)

Disable automatic pagination.

--output (string)

The formatting style for command output.

  • json
  • text
  • table

--query (string)

A JMESPath query to use in filtering the response data.

--profile (string)

Use a specific profile from your credential file.

--region (string)

The region to use. Overrides config/env settings.

--version (string)

Display the version of this tool.

--color (string)

Turn on/off color output.

  • on
  • off
  • auto

--no-sign-request (boolean)

Do not sign requests. Credentials will not be loaded if this argument is provided.

--ca-bundle (string)

The CA certificate bundle to use when verifying SSL certificates. Overrides config/env settings.

--cli-read-timeout (int)

The maximum socket read time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket read will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.

--cli-connect-timeout (int)

The maximum socket connect time in seconds. If the value is set to 0, the socket connect will be blocking and not timeout. The default value is 60 seconds.



To use the following examples, you must have the AWS CLI installed and configured. See the Getting started guide in the AWS CLI User Guide for more information.

Unless otherwise stated, all examples have unix-like quotation rules. These examples will need to be adapted to your terminal's quoting rules. See Using quotation marks with strings in the AWS CLI User Guide .

To describe a DB proxy for an RDS database

The following describe-db-proxies example returns information about DB proxies.

aws rds describe-db-proxies


    "DBProxies": [
            "DBProxyName": "proxyExample1",
            "DBProxyArn": "arn:aws:rds:us-east-1:123456789012:db-proxy:prx-0123a01b12345c0ab",
            "Status": "available",
            "EngineFamily": "PostgreSQL",
            "VpcId": "vpc-1234567",
            "VpcSecurityGroupIds": [
            "VpcSubnetIds": [
            "Auth": "[
                    "Description": "proxydescription1"
                    "AuthScheme": "SECRETS",
                    "SecretArn": "arn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789123:secret:secretName-1234f",
                    "IAMAuth": "DISABLED"
            "RoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::12345678912??:role/ProxyPostgreSQLRole",
            "Endpoint": "",
            "RequireTLS": false,
            "IdleClientTimeout": 1800,
            "DebuggingLogging": false,
            "CreatedDate": "2023-04-05T16:09:33.452000+00:00",
            "UpdatedDate": "2023-04-13T01:49:38.568000+00:00"
            "DBProxyName": "proxyExample2",
            "DBProxyArn": "arn:aws:rds:us-east-1:123456789012:db-proxy:prx-1234a12b23456c1ab",
            "Status": "available",
            "EngineFamily": "PostgreSQL",
            "VpcId": "sg-1234567",
            "VpcSecurityGroupIds": [
            "VpcSubnetIds": [
            "Auth": "[
                    "Description": "proxydescription2"
                    "AuthScheme": "SECRETS",
                    "SecretArn": "aarn:aws:secretsmanager:us-west-2:123456789123:secret:secretName-1234f",
                    "IAMAuth": "DISABLED"
            "RoleArn": "arn:aws:iam::12345678912:role/ProxyPostgreSQLRole",
            "Endpoint": "",
            "RequireTLS": false,
            "IdleClientTimeout": 1800,
            "DebuggingLogging": false,
            "CreatedDate": "2022-01-05T16:19:33.452000+00:00",
            "UpdatedDate": "2023-04-13T01:49:38.568000+00:00"

For more information, see Viewing an RDS Proxy in the Amazon RDS User Guide and Viewing an RDS Proxy in the Amazon Aurora User Guide.


DBProxies -> (list)

A return value representing an arbitrary number of DBProxy data structures.


The data structure representing a proxy managed by the RDS Proxy.

This data type is used as a response element in the DescribeDBProxies action.

DBProxyName -> (string)

The identifier for the proxy. This name must be unique for all proxies owned by your Amazon Web Services account in the specified Amazon Web Services Region.

DBProxyArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the proxy.

Status -> (string)

The current status of this proxy. A status of available means the proxy is ready to handle requests. Other values indicate that you must wait for the proxy to be ready, or take some action to resolve an issue.

EngineFamily -> (string)

The kinds of databases that the proxy can connect to. This value determines which database network protocol the proxy recognizes when it interprets network traffic to and from the database. MYSQL supports Aurora MySQL, RDS for MariaDB, and RDS for MySQL databases. POSTGRESQL supports Aurora PostgreSQL and RDS for PostgreSQL databases. SQLSERVER supports RDS for Microsoft SQL Server databases.

VpcId -> (string)

Provides the VPC ID of the DB proxy.

VpcSecurityGroupIds -> (list)

Provides a list of VPC security groups that the proxy belongs to.


VpcSubnetIds -> (list)

The EC2 subnet IDs for the proxy.


Auth -> (list)

One or more data structures specifying the authorization mechanism to connect to the associated RDS DB instance or Aurora DB cluster.


Returns the details of authentication used by a proxy to log in as a specific database user.

Description -> (string)

A user-specified description about the authentication used by a proxy to log in as a specific database user.

UserName -> (string)

The name of the database user to which the proxy connects.

AuthScheme -> (string)

The type of authentication that the proxy uses for connections from the proxy to the underlying database.

SecretArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) representing the secret that the proxy uses to authenticate to the RDS DB instance or Aurora DB cluster. These secrets are stored within Amazon Secrets Manager.

IAMAuth -> (string)

Whether to require or disallow Amazon Web Services Identity and Access Management (IAM) authentication for connections to the proxy. The ENABLED value is valid only for proxies with RDS for Microsoft SQL Server.

ClientPasswordAuthType -> (string)

The type of authentication the proxy uses for connections from clients.

RoleArn -> (string)

The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) for the IAM role that the proxy uses to access Amazon Secrets Manager.

Endpoint -> (string)

The endpoint that you can use to connect to the DB proxy. You include the endpoint value in the connection string for a database client application.

RequireTLS -> (boolean)

Indicates whether Transport Layer Security (TLS) encryption is required for connections to the proxy.

IdleClientTimeout -> (integer)

The number of seconds a connection to the proxy can have no activity before the proxy drops the client connection. The proxy keeps the underlying database connection open and puts it back into the connection pool for reuse by later connection requests.

Default: 1800 (30 minutes)

Constraints: 1 to 28,800

DebugLogging -> (boolean)

Indicates whether the proxy includes detailed information about SQL statements in its logs. This information helps you to debug issues involving SQL behavior or the performance and scalability of the proxy connections. The debug information includes the text of SQL statements that you submit through the proxy. Thus, only enable this setting when needed for debugging, and only when you have security measures in place to safeguard any sensitive information that appears in the logs.

CreatedDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time when the proxy was first created.

UpdatedDate -> (timestamp)

The date and time when the proxy was last updated.

Marker -> (string)

An optional pagination token provided by a previous request. If this parameter is specified, the response includes only records beyond the marker, up to the value specified by MaxRecords .