IoT / Client / describe_endpoint



Returns or creates a unique endpoint specific to the Amazon Web Services account making the call.


The first time DescribeEndpoint is called, an endpoint is created. All subsequent calls to DescribeEndpoint return the same endpoint.

Requires permission to access the DescribeEndpoint action.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_endpoint(

endpointType (string) –

The endpoint type. Valid endpoint types include:

  • iot:Data - Returns a VeriSign signed data endpoint.

  • iot:Data-ATS - Returns an ATS signed data endpoint.

  • iot:CredentialProvider - Returns an IoT credentials provider API endpoint.

  • iot:Jobs - Returns an IoT device management Jobs API endpoint.

We strongly recommend that customers use the newer iot:Data-ATS endpoint type to avoid issues related to the widespread distrust of Symantec certificate authorities. ATS Signed Certificates are more secure and are trusted by most popular browsers.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'endpointAddress': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    The output from the DescribeEndpoint operation.

    • endpointAddress (string) –

      The endpoint. The format of the endpoint is as follows: identifier.iot.*region*


  • IoT.Client.exceptions.InternalFailureException

  • IoT.Client.exceptions.InvalidRequestException

  • IoT.Client.exceptions.UnauthorizedException

  • IoT.Client.exceptions.ThrottlingException