GetBucket - Amazon Simple Storage Service


Gets an Amazon S3 on Outposts bucket. For more information, see Using Amazon S3 on Outposts in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

If you are using an identity other than the root user of the AWS account that owns the Outposts bucket, the calling identity must have the s3-outposts:GetBucket permissions on the specified Outposts bucket and belong to the Outposts bucket owner's account in order to use this action. Only users from Outposts bucket owner account with the right permissions can perform actions on an Outposts bucket.

If you don't have s3-outposts:GetBucket permissions or you're not using an identity that belongs to the bucket owner's account, Amazon S3 returns a 403 Access Denied error.

The following actions are related to GetBucket for Amazon S3 on Outposts:

All Amazon S3 on Outposts REST API requests for this action require an additional parameter of x-amz-outpost-id to be passed with the request. In addition, you must use an S3 on Outposts endpoint hostname prefix instead of s3-control. For an example of the request syntax for Amazon S3 on Outposts that uses the S3 on Outposts endpoint hostname prefix and the x-amz-outpost-id derived by using the access point ARN, see the Examples section.

Request Syntax

GET /v20180820/bucket/name HTTP/1.1 Host: x-amz-account-id: AccountId

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


Specifies the bucket.

For using this parameter with Amazon S3 on Outposts with the REST API, you must specify the name and the x-amz-outpost-id as well.

For using this parameter with S3 on Outposts with the AWS SDK and CLI, you must specify the ARN of the bucket accessed in the format arn:aws:s3-outposts:<Region>:<account-id>:outpost/<outpost-id>/bucket/<my-bucket-name>. For example, to access the bucket reports through Outpost my-outpost owned by account 123456789012 in Region us-west-2, use the URL encoding of arn:aws:s3-outposts:us-west-2:123456789012:outpost/my-outpost/bucket/reports. The value must be URL encoded.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 255.

Required: Yes


The AWS account ID of the Outposts bucket.

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: ^\d{12}$

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <GetBucketResult> <Bucket>string</Bucket> <PublicAccessBlockEnabled>boolean</PublicAccessBlockEnabled> <CreationDate>timestamp</CreationDate> </GetBucketResult>

Response Elements

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

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


Root level tag for the GetBucketResult parameters.

Required: Yes


The Outposts bucket requested.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 3. Maximum length of 255.


The creation date of the Outposts bucket.

Type: Timestamp


Type: Boolean


Sample request for getting Amazon S3 on Outposts bucket

This example illustrates one usage of GetBucket.

GET /v20180820/bucket/example-outpost-bucket/ HTTP/1.1 Host: s3-outposts.<Region> x-amz-account-id: example-account-id x-amz-outpost-id: op-01ac5d28a6a232904 x-amz-Date: 20200928T203757Z Authorization: authorization string

See Also

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