Amazon Glacier
Developer Guide (API Version 2012-06-01)

Get Vault Notifications (GET notification-configuration)


This operation retrieves the notification-configuration subresource set on the vault (see Set Vault Notification Configuration (PUT notification-configuration). If notification configuration for a vault is not set, the operation returns a 404 Not Found error. For more information about vault notifications, see Configuring Vault Notifications in Amazon Glacier.


To retrieve the notification configuration information, send a GET request to the URI of a vault's notification-configuration subresource.


GET /AccountId/vaults/VaultName/notification-configuration HTTP/1.1
Date: Date
Authorization: SignatureValue
x-amz-glacier-version: 2012-06-01


The AccountId value is the AWS account ID of the account that owns the vault. You can either specify an AWS account ID or optionally a single '-' (hyphen), in which case Amazon Glacier uses the AWS account ID associated with the credentials used to sign the request. If you use an account ID, do not include any hyphens ('-') in the ID.

Request Parameters

This operation does not use request parameters.

Request Headers

This operation uses only request headers that are common to all operations. For information about common request headers, see Common Request Headers.

Request Body

This operation does not have a request body.



HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-RequestId: x-amzn-RequestId
Date: Date
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: length
  "Events": [
  "SNSTopic": String

Response Headers

This operation uses only response headers that are common to most responses. For information about common response headers, see Common Response Headers.

Response Body

The response body contains the following JSON fields.


A list of one or more events for which Amazon Glacier will send a notification to the specified Amazon SNS topic. For information about vault events for which you can configure a vault to publish notifications, see Set Vault Notification Configuration (PUT notification-configuration).

Type: Array


The Amazon Simple Notification Service (Amazon SNS) topic Amazon Resource Name (ARN). For more information, see Getting Started with Amazon SNS in the Amazon Simple Notification Service Getting Started Guide.

Type: String


For information about Amazon Glacier exceptions and error messages, see Error Responses.


The following example demonstrates how to retrieve the notification configuration for a vault.

Example Request

In this example, a GET request is sent to the notification-configuration subresource of a vault.

GET /-/vaults/examplevault/notification-configuration HTTP/1.1
x-amz-Date: 20141123T120000Z
x-amz-glacier-version: 2012-06-01
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE/20141123/us-west-2/glacier/aws4_request,SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-date;x-amz-glacier-version,Signature=9257c16da6b25a715ce900a5b45b03da0447acf430195dcb540091b12966f2a2

Example Response

A successful response shows the audit logging configuration document in the body of the response in JSON format. In this example, the configuration shows that notifications for two events (ArchiveRetrievalCompleted and InventoryRetrievalCompleted) are sent to the Amazon SNS topic arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:012345678901:mytopic.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK
x-amzn-RequestId: AAABZpJrTyioDC_HsOmHae8EZp_uBSJr6cnGOLKp_XJCl-Q
Date: Sun, 23 Nov 2014 12:00:00 GMT
Content-Type: application/json
Content-Length: 150
  "Events": [
  "SNSTopic": "arn:aws:sns:us-west-2:012345678901:mytopic"