Amazon Simple Storage Service
API Reference (API Version 2006-03-01)

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GetBucketPolicy

Returns the policy of a specified bucket. If you are using an identity other than the root user of the AWS account that owns the bucket, the calling identity must have the GetBucketPolicy permissions on the specified bucket and belong to the bucket owner's account in order to use this operation.

If you don't have GetBucketPolicy permissions, Amazon S3 returns a 403 Access Denied error. If you have the correct permissions, but you're not using an identity that belongs to the bucket owner's account, Amazon S3 returns a 405 Method Not Allowed error.

Important

As a security precaution, the root user of the AWS account that owns a bucket can always use this operation, even if the policy explicitly denies the root user the ability to perform this action.

For more information about bucket policies, see Using Bucket Policies and User Policies.

The following operation is related to GetBucketPolicy:

Request Syntax

GET /?policy HTTP/1.1 Host: Bucket.s3.amazonaws.com

URI Request Parameters

The request requires the following URI parameters.

Bucket

The bucket name for which to get the bucket policy.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 { Policy in JSON format }

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.

Policy

Examples

Sample Request

The following request returns the policy of the specified bucket.

GET ?policy HTTP/1.1 Host: bucket.s3.amazonaws.com Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:32:00 GMT Authorization: authorization string

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amz-id-2: Uuag1LuByru9pO4SAMPLEAtRPfTaOFg== x-amz-request-id: 656c76696e67SAMPLE57374 Date: Tue, 04 Apr 2010 20:34:56 GMT Connection: keep-alive Server: AmazonS3 { "Version":"2008-10-17", "Id":"aaaa-bbbb-cccc-dddd", "Statement" : [ { "Effect":"Deny", "Sid":"1", "Principal" : { "AWS":["111122223333","444455556666"] }, "Action":["s3:*"], "Resource":"arn:aws:s3:::bucket/*" } ] }

See Also

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