DescribeTrustedAdvisorChecks - Amazon Web Services Support
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Returns information about all available Amazon Trusted Advisor checks, including the name, ID, category, description, and metadata. You must specify a language code.

The response contains a TrustedAdvisorCheckDescription object for each check. You must set the Amazon Web Services Region to us-east-1.

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  • If you call the Amazon Web Services Support API from an account that doesn't have a Business, Enterprise On-Ramp, or Enterprise Support plan, the SubscriptionRequiredException error message appears. For information about changing your support plan, see Amazon Web Services Support.

  • The names and descriptions for Trusted Advisor checks are subject to change. We recommend that you specify the check ID in your code to uniquely identify a check.

To call the Amazon Trusted Advisor operations in the Amazon Web Services Support API, you must use the US East (N. Virginia) endpoint. Currently, the US West (Oregon) and Europe (Ireland) endpoints don't support the Trusted Advisor operations. For more information, see About the Amazon Web Services Support API in the Amazon Web Services Support User Guide.

Request Syntax

{ "language": "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 ISO 639-1 code for the language that you want your checks to appear in.

The Amazon Web Services Support API currently supports the following languages for Trusted Advisor:

  • Chinese, Simplified - zh

  • Chinese, Traditional - zh_TW

  • English - en

  • French - fr

  • German - de

  • Indonesian - id

  • Italian - it

  • Japanese - ja

  • Korean - ko

  • Portuguese, Brazilian - pt_BR

  • Spanish - es

Type: String

Response Syntax

{ "checks": [ { "category": "string", "description": "string", "id": "string", "metadata": [ "string" ], "name": "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.


Information about all available Trusted Advisor checks.

Type: Array of TrustedAdvisorCheckDescription objects


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


An internal server error occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


You have exceeded the maximum allowed TPS (Transactions Per Second) for the operations.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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