I'm looking for a way to see all our AWS account limits (e.g. maximum number of buckets in each region, maximum number of ELB's etc) in one location.

I found the page at http://docs.aws.amazon.com/general/latest/gr/aws_service_limits.html, but this lists only the default limits. It won't tell me our limits after some of them were raised upon our request.

I also found aws ec2 describe-account-attributes, for instance, but this gives only EC2-related limits.

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    That has been a big problem for me in the past. I've always had to contact them regarding limits, that I hit by accident. I hope you get an answer. Oct 22, 2015 at 23:01

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Unfortunately there isn't a way to get all the service limits in a simple manner at the moment. However, some of the services support this in their respective CLIs/SDKs which there is an open source project available that are trying to consolidate this into one CLI tool. The awslimitchecker. Maybe that could make life easier for you? :)

  • This is as close at it gets to a useful answer. Sep 18, 2017 at 3:44

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