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

GET Bucket policy

Description

This implementation of the GET operation uses the policy subresource to return 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 in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

Requests

Syntax

GET /?policy HTTP/1.1 Host: BucketName.s3.amazonaws.com Date: date Authorization: authorization string (see Authenticating Requests (AWS Signature Version 4))

Request Parameters

This implementation of the operation does not use request parameters.

Request Headers

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

Request Elements

This implementation of the operation does not use request elements.

Responses

Response Headers

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

Response Elements

The response contains the (JSON) policy of the specified bucket.

Special Errors

This implementation of the operation does not return special errors. For general information about Amazon S3 errors and a list of error codes, see Error Responses.

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/*" } ] }