Shield

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Client

class Shield.Client

A low-level client representing AWS Shield:

import boto3

client = boto3.client('shield')

These are the available methods:

can_paginate(operation_name)

Check if an operation can be paginated.

Parameters
operation_name (string) -- The operation name. This is the same name as the method name on the client. For example, if the method name is create_foo, and you'd normally invoke the operation as client.create_foo(**kwargs), if the create_foo operation can be paginated, you can use the call client.get_paginator("create_foo").
Returns
True if the operation can be paginated, False otherwise.
create_protection(**kwargs)

Enables AWS Shield Advanced for a specific AWS resource. The resource can be an Amazon CloudFront distribution, Elastic Load Balancing load balancer, Elastic IP Address, or an Amazon Route 53 hosted zone.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_protection(
    Name='string',
    ResourceArn='string'
)
Parameters
  • Name (string) --

    [REQUIRED]

    Friendly name for the Protection you are creating.

  • ResourceArn (string) --

    [REQUIRED]

    The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the resource to be protected.

    The ARN should be in one of the following formats:

    • For an Application Load Balancer: ``arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:region :account-id :loadbalancer/app/load-balancer-name /load-balancer-id ``
    • For an Elastic Load Balancer (Classic Load Balancer): ``arn:aws:elasticloadbalancing:region :account-id :loadbalancer/load-balancer-name ``
    • For AWS CloudFront distribution: ``arn:aws:cloudfront::account-id :distribution/distribution-id ``
    • For Amazon Route 53: ``arn:aws:route53::account-id :hostedzone/hosted-zone-id ``
    • For an Elastic IP address: ``arn:aws:ec2:region :account-id :eip-allocation/allocation-id ``
Return type

dict

Returns

Response Syntax

{
    'ProtectionId': 'string'
}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    • ProtectionId (string) --

      The unique identifier (ID) for the Protection object that is created.

create_subscription()

Activates AWS Shield Advanced for an account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.create_subscription()
Return type
dict
Returns
Response Syntax
{}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
delete_protection(**kwargs)

Deletes an AWS Shield Advanced Protection .

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_protection(
    ProtectionId='string'
)
Parameters
ProtectionId (string) --

[REQUIRED]

The unique identifier (ID) for the Protection object to be deleted.

Return type
dict
Returns
Response Syntax
{}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
delete_subscription()

Removes AWS Shield Advanced from an account. AWS Shield Advanced requires a 1-year subscription commitment. You cannot delete a subscription prior to the completion of that commitment.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.delete_subscription()
Return type
dict
Returns
Response Syntax
{}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
describe_attack(**kwargs)

Describes the details of a DDoS attack.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_attack(
    AttackId='string'
)
Parameters
AttackId (string) --

[REQUIRED]

The unique identifier (ID) for the attack that to be described.

Return type
dict
Returns
Response Syntax
{
    'Attack': {
        'AttackId': 'string',
        'ResourceArn': 'string',
        'SubResources': [
            {
                'Type': 'IP'|'URL',
                'Id': 'string',
                'AttackVectors': [
                    {
                        'VectorType': 'string',
                        'VectorCounters': [
                            {
                                'Name': 'string',
                                'Max': 123.0,
                                'Average': 123.0,
                                'Sum': 123.0,
                                'N': 123,
                                'Unit': 'string'
                            },
                        ]
                    },
                ],
                'Counters': [
                    {
                        'Name': 'string',
                        'Max': 123.0,
                        'Average': 123.0,
                        'Sum': 123.0,
                        'N': 123,
                        'Unit': 'string'
                    },
                ]
            },
        ],
        'StartTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'EndTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'AttackCounters': [
            {
                'Name': 'string',
                'Max': 123.0,
                'Average': 123.0,
                'Sum': 123.0,
                'N': 123,
                'Unit': 'string'
            },
        ],
        'AttackProperties': [
            {
                'AttackLayer': 'NETWORK'|'APPLICATION',
                'AttackPropertyIdentifier': 'DESTINATION_URL'|'REFERRER'|'SOURCE_ASN'|'SOURCE_COUNTRY'|'SOURCE_IP_ADDRESS'|'SOURCE_USER_AGENT',
                'TopContributors': [
                    {
                        'Name': 'string',
                        'Value': 123
                    },
                ],
                'Unit': 'BITS'|'BYTES'|'PACKETS'|'REQUESTS',
                'Total': 123
            },
        ],
        'Mitigations': [
            {
                'MitigationName': 'string'
            },
        ]
    }
}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
    • Attack (dict) --

      The attack that is described.

      • AttackId (string) --

        The unique identifier (ID) of the attack.

      • ResourceArn (string) --

        The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the resource that was attacked.

      • SubResources (list) --

        If applicable, additional detail about the resource being attacked, for example, IP address or URL.

        • (dict) --

          The attack information for the specified SubResource.

          • Type (string) --

            The SubResource type.

          • Id (string) --

            The unique identifier (ID) of the SubResource .

          • AttackVectors (list) --

            The list of attack types and associated counters.

            • (dict) --

              A summary of information about the attack.

              • VectorType (string) --

                The attack type, for example, SNMP reflection or SYN flood.

              • VectorCounters (list) --

                The list of counters that describe the details of the attack.

                • (dict) --

                  The counter that describes a DDoS attack.

                  • Name (string) --

                    The counter name.

                  • Max (float) --

                    The maximum value of the counter for a specified time period.

                  • Average (float) --

                    The average value of the counter for a specified time period.

                  • Sum (float) --

                    The total of counter values for a specified time period.

                  • N (integer) --

                    The number of counters for a specified time period.

                  • Unit (string) --

                    The unit of the counters.

          • Counters (list) --

            The counters that describe the details of the attack.

            • (dict) --

              The counter that describes a DDoS attack.

              • Name (string) --

                The counter name.

              • Max (float) --

                The maximum value of the counter for a specified time period.

              • Average (float) --

                The average value of the counter for a specified time period.

              • Sum (float) --

                The total of counter values for a specified time period.

              • N (integer) --

                The number of counters for a specified time period.

              • Unit (string) --

                The unit of the counters.

      • StartTime (datetime) --

        The time the attack started, in Unix time in seconds. For more information see timestamp .

      • EndTime (datetime) --

        The time the attack ended, in Unix time in seconds. For more information see timestamp .

      • AttackCounters (list) --

        List of counters that describe the attack for the specified time period.

        • (dict) --

          The counter that describes a DDoS attack.

          • Name (string) --

            The counter name.

          • Max (float) --

            The maximum value of the counter for a specified time period.

          • Average (float) --

            The average value of the counter for a specified time period.

          • Sum (float) --

            The total of counter values for a specified time period.

          • N (integer) --

            The number of counters for a specified time period.

          • Unit (string) --

            The unit of the counters.

      • AttackProperties (list) --

        The array of AttackProperty objects.

        • (dict) --

          Details of the described attack.

          • AttackLayer (string) --

            The type of DDoS event that was observed. NETWORK indicates layer 3 and layer 4 events and APPLICATION indicates layer 7 events.

          • AttackPropertyIdentifier (string) --

            Defines the DDoS attack property information that is provided.

          • TopContributors (list) --

            The array of Contributor objects that includes the top five contributors to an attack.

            • (dict) --

              A contributor to the attack and their contribution.

              • Name (string) --

                The name of the contributor. This is dependent on the AttackPropertyIdentifier . For example, if the AttackPropertyIdentifier is SOURCE_COUNTRY , the Name could be United States .

              • Value (integer) --

                The contribution of this contributor expressed in Protection units. For example 10,000 .

          • Unit (string) --

            The unit of the Value of the contributions.

          • Total (integer) --

            The total contributions made to this attack by all contributors, not just the five listed in the TopContributors list.

      • Mitigations (list) --

        List of mitigation actions taken for the attack.

        • (dict) --

          The mitigation applied to a DDoS attack.

          • MitigationName (string) --

            The name of the mitigation taken for this attack.

describe_protection(**kwargs)

Lists the details of a Protection object.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_protection(
    ProtectionId='string'
)
Parameters
ProtectionId (string) --

[REQUIRED]

The unique identifier (ID) for the Protection object that is described.

Return type
dict
Returns
Response Syntax
{
    'Protection': {
        'Id': 'string',
        'Name': 'string',
        'ResourceArn': 'string'
    }
}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
    • Protection (dict) --

      The Protection object that is described.

      • Id (string) --

        The unique identifier (ID) of the protection.

      • Name (string) --

        The friendly name of the protection. For example, My CloudFront distributions .

      • ResourceArn (string) --

        The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the AWS resource that is protected.

describe_subscription()

Provides details about the AWS Shield Advanced subscription for an account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.describe_subscription()
Return type
dict
Returns
Response Syntax
{
    'Subscription': {
        'StartTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'TimeCommitmentInSeconds': 123
    }
}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
    • Subscription (dict) --

      The AWS Shield Advanced subscription details for an account.

      • StartTime (datetime) --

        The start time of the subscription, in Unix time in seconds. For more information see timestamp .

      • TimeCommitmentInSeconds (integer) --

        The length, in seconds, of the AWS Shield Advanced subscription for the account.

generate_presigned_url(ClientMethod, Params=None, ExpiresIn=3600, HttpMethod=None)

Generate a presigned url given a client, its method, and arguments

Parameters
  • ClientMethod (string) -- The client method to presign for
  • Params (dict) -- The parameters normally passed to ClientMethod.
  • ExpiresIn (int) -- The number of seconds the presigned url is valid for. By default it expires in an hour (3600 seconds)
  • HttpMethod (string) -- The http method to use on the generated url. By default, the http method is whatever is used in the method's model.
Returns

The presigned url

get_paginator(operation_name)

Create a paginator for an operation.

Parameters
operation_name (string) -- The operation name. This is the same name as the method name on the client. For example, if the method name is create_foo, and you'd normally invoke the operation as client.create_foo(**kwargs), if the create_foo operation can be paginated, you can use the call client.get_paginator("create_foo").
Raises OperationNotPageableError
Raised if the operation is not pageable. You can use the client.can_paginate method to check if an operation is pageable.
Return type
L{botocore.paginate.Paginator}
Returns
A paginator object.
get_subscription_state()

Returns the SubscriptionState , either Active or Inactive .

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.get_subscription_state()
Return type
dict
Returns
Response Syntax
{
    'SubscriptionState': 'ACTIVE'|'INACTIVE'
}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --
    • SubscriptionState (string) --

      The status of the subscription.

get_waiter(waiter_name)
list_attacks(**kwargs)

Returns all ongoing DDoS attacks or all DDoS attacks during a specified time period.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.list_attacks(
    ResourceArns=[
        'string',
    ],
    StartTime={
        'FromInclusive': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'ToExclusive': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
    },
    EndTime={
        'FromInclusive': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
        'ToExclusive': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
    },
    NextToken='string',
    MaxResults=123
)
Parameters
  • ResourceArns (list) --

    The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the resource that was attacked. If this is left blank, all applicable resources for this account will be included.

    • (string) --
  • StartTime (dict) --

    The start of the time period for the attacks. This is a timestamp type. The sample request above indicates a number type because the default used by WAF is Unix time in seconds. However any valid timestamp format is allowed.

    • FromInclusive (datetime) --

      The start time, in Unix time in seconds. For more information see timestamp .

    • ToExclusive (datetime) --

      The end time, in Unix time in seconds. For more information see timestamp .

  • EndTime (dict) --

    The end of the time period for the attacks. This is a timestamp type. The sample request above indicates a number type because the default used by WAF is Unix time in seconds. However any valid timestamp format is allowed.

    • FromInclusive (datetime) --

      The start time, in Unix time in seconds. For more information see timestamp .

    • ToExclusive (datetime) --

      The end time, in Unix time in seconds. For more information see timestamp .

  • NextToken (string) -- The ListAttacksRequest.NextMarker value from a previous call to ListAttacksRequest . Pass null if this is the first call.
  • MaxResults (integer) -- The maximum number of AttackSummary objects to be returned. If this is left blank, the first 20 results will be returned.
Return type

dict

Returns

Response Syntax

{
    'AttackSummaries': [
        {
            'AttackId': 'string',
            'ResourceArn': 'string',
            'StartTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'EndTime': datetime(2015, 1, 1),
            'AttackVectors': [
                {
                    'VectorType': 'string'
                },
            ]
        },
    ],
    'NextToken': 'string'
}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    • AttackSummaries (list) --

      The attack information for the specified time range.

      • (dict) --

        Summarizes all DDoS attacks for a specified time period.

        • AttackId (string) --

          The unique identifier (ID) of the attack.

        • ResourceArn (string) --

          The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the resource that was attacked.

        • StartTime (datetime) --

          The start time of the attack, in Unix time in seconds. For more information see timestamp .

        • EndTime (datetime) --

          The end time of the attack, in Unix time in seconds. For more information see timestamp .

        • AttackVectors (list) --

          The list of attacks for a specified time period.

          • (dict) --

            Describes the attack.

            • VectorType (string) --

              The attack type. Valid values:

              • UDP_TRAFFIC
              • UDP_FRAGMENT
              • GENERIC_UDP_REFLECTION
              • DNS_REFLECTION
              • NTP_REFLECTION
              • CHARGEN_REFLECTION
              • SSDP_REFLECTION
              • PORT_MAPPER
              • RIP_REFLECTION
              • SNMP_REFLECTION
              • MSSQL_REFLECTION
              • NET_BIOS_REFLECTION
              • SYN_FLOOD
              • ACK_FLOOD
              • REQUEST_FLOOD
    • NextToken (string) --

      The token returned by a previous call to indicate that there is more data available. If not null, more results are available. Pass this value for the NextMarker parameter in a subsequent call to ListAttacks to retrieve the next set of items.

list_protections(**kwargs)

Lists all Protection objects for the account.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.list_protections(
    NextToken='string',
    MaxResults=123
)
Parameters
  • NextToken (string) -- The ListProtectionsRequest.NextToken value from a previous call to ListProtections . Pass null if this is the first call.
  • MaxResults (integer) -- The maximum number of Protection objects to be returned. If this is left blank the first 20 results will be returned.
Return type

dict

Returns

Response Syntax

{
    'Protections': [
        {
            'Id': 'string',
            'Name': 'string',
            'ResourceArn': 'string'
        },
    ],
    'NextToken': 'string'
}

Response Structure

  • (dict) --

    • Protections (list) --

      The array of enabled Protection objects.

      • (dict) --

        An object that represents a resource that is under DDoS protection.

        • Id (string) --

          The unique identifier (ID) of the protection.

        • Name (string) --

          The friendly name of the protection. For example, My CloudFront distributions .

        • ResourceArn (string) --

          The ARN (Amazon Resource Name) of the AWS resource that is protected.

    • NextToken (string) --

      If you specify a value for MaxResults and you have more Protections than the value of MaxResults, AWS Shield Advanced returns a NextToken value in the response that allows you to list another group of Protections. For the second and subsequent ListProtections requests, specify the value of NextToken from the previous response to get information about another batch of Protections.

Paginators

The available paginators are: