Amazon API Gateway REST API Reference


Updates a GatewayResponse of a specified response type on the given RestApi.

HTTP Request

PATCH /restapis/<restapi_id>/gatewayresponses/<response_type>

Request Body

  "patchOperations" : [ {
    "op" : "String",
    "path" : "String",
    "value" : "String",
    "from" : "String"
  } ]

Request Body Fields

The request accepts the following fields in JSON format.

  • patchOperations
  • A list of update operations to be applied to the specified resource and in the order specified in this list.

    • op
    • An update operation to be performed with this PATCH request. The valid value can be add, remove, replace or copy. Not all valid operations are supported for a given resource. Support of the operations depends on specific operational contexts. Attempts to apply an unsupported operation on a resource will return an error message.

    • path
    • The op operation's target, as identified by a JSON Pointer value that references a location within the targeted resource. For example, if the target resource has an updateable property of {"name":"value"}, the path for this property is /name. If the name property value is a JSON object (e.g., {"name": {"child/name": "child-value"}}), the path for the child/name property will be /name/child~1name. Any slash ("/") character appearing in path names must be escaped with "~1", as shown in the example above. Each op operation can have only one path associated with it.

    • value
    • The new target value of the update operation. It is applicable for the add or replace operation. When using AWS CLI to update a property of a JSON value, enclose the JSON object with a pair of single quotes in a Linux shell, e.g., '{"a": ...}'. In a Windows shell, see Using JSON for Parameters.

    • from
    • The copy update operation's source as identified by a JSON-Pointer value referencing the location within the targeted resource to copy the value from. For example, to promote a canary deployment, you copy the canary deployment ID to the affiliated deployment ID by calling a PATCH request on a Stage resource with "op":"copy", "from":"/canarySettings/deploymentId" and "path":"/deploymentId".




For more information about valid gateway response types, see Gateway Response Types Supported by API Gateway

The following table shows the supported and unsupported op operations for updateable GatewayResponse properties of the specified path values.

path op:add op:replace op:remove op:copy
/statusCode Not supported Supported Not supported Not supported
/responseParameters Supported Supported Supported Not supported
/responseTemplates Supported Supported Supported Not supported

Example: Update a gateway response


The following example updates a MISSING_AUTHENTICATION_TOKEN gateway response by modifying its statusCode, changing the CORS support to the domain, and adding a new body mapping template for an output of the application/xml content type.

PATCH /restapis/o81lxisefl/gatewayresponses/MISSING_AUTHENTICATION_TOKEN HTTP/1.1
Content-Type: application/json
X-Amz-Date: 20170503T070722Z
Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential={access-key-id}/20170503/us-east-1/apigateway/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-length;content-type;host;x-amz-date, Signature=69cc3552631a97....875d6931c497ace2
Cache-Control: no-cache
Postman-Token: 4ffd6473-f1e9-3b91-735d-658306e319de

  "patchOperations" : [
    "op" : "replace",
    "path" : "/statusCode",
    "value" : "444"
  }, {
    "op" : "replace",
    "path" : "/responseParameters/gatewayresponse.header.Access-Control-Allow-Origin",
    "value" : "''"
  }, {
    "op" : "add",
    "path" : "/responseTemplates/application~1xml",
    "value" : "<gatewayResponse><message>$context.error.messageString</message><type>$context.error.responseType</type></gatewayResponse>"
  } ]

Notice that application/json is escaped to application~1json as the path value.


The PATCH request returns a 200 OK response with the following body:

  "_links": {
    "curies": {
      "href": "{rel}.html&quot;,
      "name": "gatewayresponse",
      "templated": true
    "self": {
      "href": "/restapis/o81lxisefl/gatewayresponses/MISSING_AUTHENTICATION_TOKEN"
    "gatewayresponse:delete": {
      "href": "/restapis/o81lxisefl/gatewayresponses/MISSING_AUTHENTICATION_TOKEN"
    "gatewayresponse:put": {
      "href": "/restapis/o81lxisefl/gatewayresponses/{response_type}",
      "templated": true
    "gatewayresponse:update": {
      "href": "/restapis/o81lxisefl/gatewayresponses/MISSING_AUTHENTICATION_TOKEN"
  "defaultResponse": false,
  "responseParameters": {
    "gatewayresponse.header.x-request-path": "method.request.path.petId",
    "gatewayresponse.header.Access-Control-Allow-Origin": "''",
    "gatewayresponse.header.x-request-query": "method.request.querystring.q",
    "gatewayresponse.header.x-request-header": "method.request.header.Accept"
  "responseTemplates": {
    "application/xml": "<gatewayResponse><message>$context.error.messageString</message><type>$context.error.responseType</type></gatewayResponse>",
    "application/json": "{\n     \"message\": $context.error.messageString,\n     \"type\":  \"$context.error.responseType\",\n     \"stage\":  \"$context.stage\",\n     \"resourcePath\":  \"$context.resourcePath\",\n     \"stageVariables.a\":  \"$stageVariables.a\",\n     \"statusCode\": \"'404'\"\n}"
  "statusCode": "444"

See Also

Customize Gateway Responses