How to List all Resources in an AWS Account

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Borislav Hadzhiev

Sun Sep 26 20212 min read

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List all Resources in an AWS Account #

To list all of the resources in your AWS Account, regardless of region:

  1. Search for Tag Editor in the navigation bar of the AWS console and click on the first result

tag editor service

  1. In the sidebar menu click on Tag Editor
  2. In the Regions dropdown select All regions
  3. In the Resource types dropdown select All supported resource types

select all resources

  1. Click on the Search resources button

A table with the resource search results will be shown at the bottom of the page.

The table displays the following information:

  • an identifier for the resource
  • the Name tag of the resource (if it has one)
  • the service that corresponds to the resource
  • the resource type
  • the region the resource is provisioned in
  • all of the tags on the resource. Note that you can click on the badge with the number of tags to display the resource's tags

click on badge to show tags

You can use the input field above the table, to search with autocomplete:

search with auto complete

You can also download a CSV file of the results by clicking on the Export resources to CSV button:

export resources to CSV

The Export all tags option exports all of the resources found in the AWS account.

The Export only visible tag columns will export only the rows that match your filter / are visible on the screen.

The Tag Editor also allows you to edit the tags for all of your AWS resources.

To edit a tag for a resource:

  1. Click on the checkbox next to the resource's identifier
  2. Click on the Manage tags of selected resources button at the top of the search results table

The tag editor screen allows you to edit the tags of all the resources you have selected:

edit tag for resources

You can use the tag editor to manage the tags of similar resources across your AWS account, regardless of regions.

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