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[ aws . securityhub ]



Enables Security Hub for your account in the current Region or the Region you specify in the request.

When you enable Security Hub, you grant to Security Hub the permissions necessary to gather findings from other services that are integrated with Security Hub.

When you use the EnableSecurityHub operation to enable Security Hub, you also automatically enable the following standards:

  • Center for Internet Security (CIS) Amazon Web Services Foundations Benchmark v1.2.0
  • Amazon Web Services Foundational Security Best Practices

Other standards are not automatically enabled.

To opt out of automatically enabled standards, set EnableDefaultStandards to false .

After you enable Security Hub, to enable a standard, use the BatchEnableStandards operation. To disable a standard, use the BatchDisableStandards operation.

To learn more, see the setup information in the Security Hub User Guide .

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--tags <value>]
[--enable-default-standards | --no-enable-default-standards]
[--control-finding-generator <value>]
[--cli-input-json <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>]


--tags (map)

The tags to add to the hub resource when you enable Security Hub.

key -> (string)

value -> (string)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

{"string": "string"

--enable-default-standards | --no-enable-default-standards (boolean)

Whether to enable the security standards that Security Hub has designated as automatically enabled. If you do not provide a value for EnableDefaultStandards , it is set to true . To not enable the automatically enabled standards, set EnableDefaultStandards to false .

--control-finding-generator (string)

This field, used when enabling Security Hub, specifies whether the calling account has consolidated control findings turned on. If the value for this field is set to SECURITY_CONTROL , Security Hub generates a single finding for a control check even when the check applies to multiple enabled standards.

If the value for this field is set to STANDARD_CONTROL , Security Hub generates separate findings for a control check when the check applies to multiple enabled standards.

The value for this field in a member account matches the value in the administrator account. For accounts that aren't part of an organization, the default value of this field is SECURITY_CONTROL if you enabled Security Hub on or after February 23, 2023.

Possible values:


--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.

--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 enable AWS Security Hub

The following enable-security-hub example enables AWS Security Hub for the requesting account. It configures Security Hub to enable the default standards. For the hub resource, it assigns the value Security to the tag Department.

aws securityhub enable-security-hub \
    --enable-default-standards \
    --tags '{"Department": "Security"}'

This command produces no output.

For more information, see Enabling Security Hub in the AWS Security Hub User Guide.