CloudFormation / Client / describe_account_limits



Retrieves your account’s CloudFormation limits, such as the maximum number of stacks that you can create in your account. For more information about account limits, see CloudFormation Quotas in the CloudFormation User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_account_limits(

NextToken (string) – A string that identifies the next page of limits that you want to retrieve.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'AccountLimits': [
            'Name': 'string',
            'Value': 123
    'NextToken': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    The output for the DescribeAccountLimits action.

    • AccountLimits (list) –

      An account limit structure that contain a list of CloudFormation account limits and their values.

      • (dict) –

        The AccountLimit data type.

        CloudFormation has the following limits per account:

        • Number of concurrent resources

        • Number of stacks

        • Number of stack outputs

        For more information about these account limits, and other CloudFormation limits, see CloudFormation quotas in the CloudFormation User Guide.

        • Name (string) –

          The name of the account limit.

          Values: ConcurrentResourcesLimit | StackLimit | StackOutputsLimit

        • Value (integer) –

          The value that’s associated with the account limit name.

    • NextToken (string) –

      If the output exceeds 1 MB in size, a string that identifies the next page of limits. If no additional page exists, this value is null.