Amazon Relational Database Service
API Reference (API Version 2014-10-31)


Returns a list of DB cluster snapshot attribute names and values for a manual DB cluster snapshot.

When sharing snapshots with other AWS accounts, DescribeDBClusterSnapshotAttributes returns the restore attribute and a list of IDs for the AWS accounts that are authorized to copy or restore the manual DB cluster snapshot. If all is included in the list of values for the restore attribute, then the manual DB cluster snapshot is public and can be copied or restored by all AWS accounts.

To add or remove access for an AWS account to copy or restore a manual DB cluster snapshot, or to make the manual DB cluster snapshot public or private, use the ModifyDBClusterSnapshotAttribute API action.

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.


The identifier for the DB cluster snapshot to describe the attributes for.

Type: String

Required: Yes

Response Elements

The following element is returned by the service.


Contains the results of a successful call to the DescribeDBClusterSnapshotAttributes API action.

Manual DB cluster snapshot attributes are used to authorize other AWS accounts to copy or restore a manual DB cluster snapshot. For more information, see the ModifyDBClusterSnapshotAttribute API action.

Type: DBClusterSnapshotAttributesResult object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier does not refer to an existing DB cluster snapshot.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Sample Request

Copy ?Action=DescribeDBClusterSnapshotAttributes &DBClusterSnapshotIdentifier=manual-cluster-snapshot1 &SignatureMethod=HmacSHA256 &SignatureVersion=4 &Version=2014-10-31 &X-Amz-Algorithm=AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 &X-Amz-Credential=AKIADQKE4SARGYLE/20151027/us-east-1/rds/aws4_request &X-Amz-Date=20151027T210706Z &X-Amz-SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-content-sha256;x-amz-date &X-Amz-Signature=27413f450dfac3d68b2197453e52109bacd3863f9df1a02d6e40022165bb2e09

Sample Response

<DescribeDBClusterSnapshotAttributesResponse xmlns=""> <DescribeDBClusterSnapshotAttributesResult> <DBClusterSnapshotAttributesResult> <DBClusterSnapshotAttributes> <DBClusterSnapshotAttribute> <AttributeName>restore</AttributeName> <AttributeValues> <AttributeValue>012345678901</AttributeValue> </AttributeValues> </DBClusterSnapshotAttribute> </DBClusterSnapshotAttributes> <DBSnapshotIdentifier>manual-cluster-snapshot1</DBSnapshotIdentifier> </DBClusterSnapshotAttributesResult> </DescribeDBClusterSnapshotAttributesResult> <ResponseMetadata> <RequestId>ae5be4a2-7cee-11e5-a056-f1c189649a47</RequestId> </ResponseMetadata> </DescribeDBClusterSnapshotAttributesResponse>

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific AWS SDKs, see the following: