DescribeActivations - Amazon Systems Manager
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Describes details about the activation, such as the date and time the activation was created, its expiration date, the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) role assigned to the managed nodes in the activation, and the number of nodes registered by using this activation.

Request Syntax

{ "Filters": [ { "FilterKey": "string", "FilterValues": [ "string" ] } ], "MaxResults": number, "NextToken": "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.


A filter to view information about your activations.

Type: Array of DescribeActivationsFilter objects

Required: No


The maximum number of items to return for this call. The call also returns a token that you can specify in a subsequent call to get the next set of results.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1. Maximum value of 50.

Required: No


A token to start the list. Use this token to get the next set of results.

Type: String

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "ActivationList": [ { "ActivationId": "string", "CreatedDate": number, "DefaultInstanceName": "string", "Description": "string", "ExpirationDate": number, "Expired": boolean, "IamRole": "string", "RegistrationLimit": number, "RegistrationsCount": number, "Tags": [ { "Key": "string", "Value": "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 activations for your Amazon Web Services account.

Type: Array of Activation objects


The token for the next set of items to return. Use this token to get the next set of results.

Type: String


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


An error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The filter name isn't valid. Verify the you entered the correct name and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified token isn't valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of DescribeActivations.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity X-Amz-Target: AmazonSSM.DescribeActivations Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 User-Agent: aws-cli/1.17.12 Python/3.6.8 Darwin/18.7.0 botocore/1.14.12 X-Amz-Date: 20200324T152059Z Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20200324/us-east-2/ssm/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=39c3b3042cd2aEXAMPLE Content-Length: 2

Sample Response

{ "ActivationList": [ { "ActivationId": "e9136c70-ba7b-4d7d-8e31-174a7EXAMPLE", "CreatedDate": 1581954699.792, "Description": "Example", "ExpirationDate": 1584316800, "Expired": true, "IamRole": "service-role/RoleForManagedInstances", "RegistrationLimit": 5, "RegistrationsCount": 1 } ] }

See Also

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