EC2: Tagging Metadata (Get Tag Created Date/Time)


I hope you can help me.

I would like to retrieve the timestamp of when a tag was last updated (or created if it's never been edited).

I was hoping to use Python (with boto3) to retrieve this information. I have investigated and it doesn't appear that this information is available. Does anyone know any different?

Many thanks in advance,


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Hi There

If you have CloudTrail enabled, you can retrieve the information from the trail. For example, you can look for an event from the CreateTags API call on a particular EC2 instance. (

Here are instructions for viewing CloudTrail events

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