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GetDirectory

Retrieves metadata about a directory.

Request Syntax

POST /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/directory/get HTTP/1.1
x-amz-data-partition: DirectoryArn

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

DirectoryArn

The ARN of the directory.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200
Content-type: application/json

{
   "Directory": { 
      "CreationDateTime": number,
      "DirectoryArn": "string",
      "Name": "string",
      "State": "string"
   }
}

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The following data is returned in JSON format by the service.

Directory

Metadata about the directory.

Type: Directory object

Errors

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

AccessDeniedException

Access denied. Check your permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 403

InternalServiceException

Indicates a problem that must be resolved by Amazon Web Services. This might be a transient error in which case you can retry your request until it succeeds. Otherwise, go to the AWS Service Health Dashboard site to see if there are any operational issues with the service.

HTTP Status Code: 500

InvalidArnException

Indicates that the provided ARN value is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400

LimitExceededException

Indicates that limits are exceeded. See Limits for more information.

HTTP Status Code: 400

RetryableConflictException

Occurs when a conflict with a previous successful write is detected. For example, if a write operation occurs on an object and then an attempt is made to read the object using “SERIALIZABLE” consistency, this exception may result. This generally occurs when the previous write did not have time to propagate to the host serving the current request. A retry (with appropriate backoff logic) is the recommended response to this exception.

HTTP Status Code: 409

ValidationException

Indicates that your request is malformed in some manner. See the exception message.

HTTP Status Code: 400

Examples

The following examples are formatted for legibility.

Example Request

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POST /amazonclouddirectory/2017-01-11/directory/get HTTP/1.1 Host: clouddirectory.us-west-2.amazonaws.com Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 0 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI7E3BYXS3example/20171005/us-west-2/clouddirectory/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=host;x-amz-data-partition;x-amz-date, Signature=255eceb681267d8e41de7eb8983269fb61aa76fe56e2b36a4d0c4f855d9ae237 x-amz-data-partition: arn:aws:clouddirectory:us-west-2:45132example:directory/AYb8AOV81kHNgdj8mAO3dNY X-Amz-Date: 20171005T202329Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.150 Python/2.7.9 Windows/8 botocore/1.7.8

Example Response

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HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 0d9489ee-aa0b-11e7-a169-c5bf0acd39f4 Date: Thu, 05 Oct 2017 20:23:30 GMT x-amzn-RequestId: 0d9489ee-aa0b-11e7-a169-c5bf0acd39f4 Content-Type: application/json Content-Length: 185 { "Directory": { "CreationDateTime": 1.506115781186E9, "DirectoryArn": "arn:aws:clouddirectory:us-west-2:45132example:directory/AYb8AOV81kHNgdj8mAO3dNY", "Name": "ExampleCD", "State": "ENABLED" } }

See Also

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