EFS / Client / describe_tags




DEPRECATED - The DescribeTags action is deprecated and not maintained. To view tags associated with EFS resources, use the ListTagsForResource API action.

Returns the tags associated with a file system. The order of tags returned in the response of one DescribeTags call and the order of tags returned across the responses of a multiple-call iteration (when using pagination) is unspecified.

This operation requires permissions for the elasticfilesystem:DescribeTags action.


This operation is deprecated and may not function as expected. This operation should not be used going forward and is only kept for the purpose of backwards compatiblity.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_tags(
  • MaxItems (integer) – (Optional) The maximum number of file system tags to return in the response. Currently, this number is automatically set to 100, and other values are ignored. The response is paginated at 100 per page if you have more than 100 tags.

  • Marker (string) – (Optional) An opaque pagination token returned from a previous DescribeTags operation (String). If present, it specifies to continue the list from where the previous call left off.

  • FileSystemId (string) –


    The ID of the file system whose tag set you want to retrieve.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Marker': 'string',
    'Tags': [
            'Key': 'string',
            'Value': 'string'
    'NextMarker': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • Marker (string) –

      If the request included a Marker, the response returns that value in this field.

    • Tags (list) –

      Returns tags associated with the file system as an array of Tag objects.

      • (dict) –

        A tag is a key-value pair. Allowed characters are letters, white space, and numbers that can be represented in UTF-8, and the following characters: `` + - = . _ : /``.

        • Key (string) –

          The tag key (String). The key can’t start with aws:.

        • Value (string) –

          The value of the tag key.

    • NextMarker (string) –

      If a value is present, there are more tags to return. In a subsequent request, you can provide the value of NextMarker as the value of the Marker parameter in your next request to retrieve the next set of tags.


  • EFS.Client.exceptions.BadRequest

  • EFS.Client.exceptions.InternalServerError

  • EFS.Client.exceptions.FileSystemNotFound


This operation describes all of a file system’s tags.

response = client.describe_tags(


Expected Output:

    'Tags': [
            'Key': 'Name',
            'Value': 'MyFileSystem',
    'ResponseMetadata': {
        '...': '...',