GetBucketAccelerateConfiguration - Amazon Simple Storage Service


This implementation of the GET action uses the accelerate subresource to return the Transfer Acceleration state of a bucket, which is either Enabled or Suspended. Amazon S3 Transfer Acceleration is a bucket-level feature that enables you to perform faster data transfers to and from Amazon S3.

To use this operation, you must have permission to perform the s3:GetAccelerateConfiguration action. The bucket owner has this permission by default. The bucket owner can grant this permission to others. For more information about permissions, see Permissions Related to Bucket Subresource Operations and Managing Access Permissions to your Amazon S3 Resources in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

You set the Transfer Acceleration state of an existing bucket to Enabled or Suspended by using the PutBucketAccelerateConfiguration operation.

A GET accelerate request does not return a state value for a bucket that has no transfer acceleration state. A bucket has no Transfer Acceleration state if a state has never been set on the bucket.

For more information about transfer acceleration, see Transfer Acceleration in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

The following operations are related to GetBucketAccelerateConfiguration:

Request Syntax

GET /?accelerate HTTP/1.1 Host: x-amz-expected-bucket-owner: ExpectedBucketOwner x-amz-request-payer: RequestPayer

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of the bucket for which the accelerate configuration is retrieved.

Required: Yes


The account ID of the expected bucket owner. If the bucket is owned by a different account, the request fails with the HTTP status code 403 Forbidden (access denied).


Confirms that the requester knows that they will be charged for the request. Bucket owners need not specify this parameter in their requests. If either the source or destination Amazon S3 bucket has Requester Pays enabled, the requester will pay for corresponding charges to copy the object. For information about downloading objects from Requester Pays buckets, see Downloading Objects in Requester Pays Buckets in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

Valid Values: requester

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 x-amz-request-charged: RequestCharged <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <AccelerateConfiguration> <Status>string</Status> </AccelerateConfiguration>

Response Elements

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

The response returns the following HTTP headers.


If present, indicates that the requester was successfully charged for the request.

Valid Values: requester

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


Root level tag for the AccelerateConfiguration parameters.

Required: Yes


The accelerate configuration of the bucket.

Type: String

Valid Values: Enabled | Suspended


This implementation of the GET action returns the following responses.


If the transfer acceleration state is set to Enabled on a bucket, the response is as follows:

<AccelerateConfiguration xmlns=""> <Status>Enabled</Status> </AccelerateConfiguration>


If the transfer acceleration state is set to Suspended on a bucket, the response is as follows:

<AccelerateConfiguration xmlns=""> <Status>Suspended</Status> </AccelerateConfiguration>


If the transfer acceleration state on a bucket has never been set to Enabled or Suspended, the response is as follows:

<AccelerateConfiguration xmlns="" />

Retrieve the transfer acceleration configuration for a bucket

The following example shows a GET /?accelerate request to retrieve the transfer acceleration state of the bucket named examplebucket.

<AccelerateConfiguration xmlns=""> <Status>Enabled</Status> </AccelerateConfiguration>


The following is a sample of the response body (only) that shows bucket transfer acceleration is enabled.

GET /?accelerate HTTP/1.1 Host: examplebucket.s3.<Region> Date: Mon, 11 Apr 2016 12:00:00 GMT Authorization: authorization string Content-Type: text/plain

See Also

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