GetMethod - Amazon API Gateway


Describe an existing Method resource.

Request Syntax

GET /restapis/restapi_id/resources/resource_id/methods/http_method HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


Specifies the method request's HTTP method type.

Required: Yes


The Resource identifier for the Method resource.

Required: Yes


The string identifier of the associated RestApi.

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "apiKeyRequired": boolean, "authorizationScopes": [ "string" ], "authorizationType": "string", "authorizerId": "string", "httpMethod": "string", "methodIntegration": { "cacheKeyParameters": [ "string" ], "cacheNamespace": "string", "connectionId": "string", "connectionType": "string", "contentHandling": "string", "credentials": "string", "httpMethod": "string", "integrationResponses": { "string" : { "contentHandling": "string", "responseParameters": { "string" : "string" }, "responseTemplates": { "string" : "string" }, "selectionPattern": "string", "statusCode": "string" } }, "passthroughBehavior": "string", "requestParameters": { "string" : "string" }, "requestTemplates": { "string" : "string" }, "timeoutInMillis": number, "tlsConfig": { "insecureSkipVerification": boolean }, "type": "string", "uri": "string" }, "methodResponses": { "string" : { "responseModels": { "string" : "string" }, "responseParameters": { "string" : boolean }, "statusCode": "string" } }, "operationName": "string", "requestModels": { "string" : "string" }, "requestParameters": { "string" : boolean }, "requestValidatorId": "string" }

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.


A boolean flag specifying whether a valid ApiKey is required to invoke this method.

Type: Boolean


A list of authorization scopes configured on the method. The scopes are used with a COGNITO_USER_POOLS authorizer to authorize the method invocation. The authorization works by matching the method scopes against the scopes parsed from the access token in the incoming request. The method invocation is authorized if any method scopes matches a claimed scope in the access token. Otherwise, the invocation is not authorized. When the method scope is configured, the client must provide an access token instead of an identity token for authorization purposes.

Type: Array of strings


The method's authorization type. Valid values are NONE for open access, AWS_IAM for using AWS IAM permissions, CUSTOM for using a custom authorizer, or COGNITO_USER_POOLS for using a Cognito user pool.

Type: String


The identifier of an authorizer to use on this method. The method's authorization type must be CUSTOM or COGNITO_USER_POOLS.

Type: String


The method's HTTP verb.

Type: String


Gets the method's integration responsible for passing the client-submitted request to the back end and performing necessary transformations to make the request compliant with the back end.

Type: Integration object


Gets a method response associated with a given HTTP status code.

Type: String to MethodResponse object map


A human-friendly operation identifier for the method. For example, you can assign the operationName of ListPets for the GET /pets method in the PetStore example.

Type: String


A key-value map specifying data schemas, represented by Model resources, (as the mapped value) of the request payloads of given content types (as the mapping key).

Type: String to string map


A key-value map defining required or optional method request parameters that can be accepted by API Gateway. A key is a method request parameter name matching the pattern of method.request.{location}.{name}, where location is querystring, path, or header and name is a valid and unique parameter name. The value associated with the key is a Boolean flag indicating whether the parameter is required (true) or optional (false). The method request parameter names defined here are available in Integration to be mapped to integration request parameters or templates.

Type: String to boolean map


The identifier of a RequestValidator for request validation.

Type: String


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


The requested resource is not found. Make sure that the request URI is correct.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The request has reached its throttling limit. Retry after the specified time period.

HTTP Status Code: 429


The request is denied because the caller has insufficient permissions.

HTTP Status Code: 401


View the detailed information about the GET method on an API resource

This example illustrates one usage of GetMethod.

Sample Request

GET /restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET HTTP/1.1 Content-Type: application/json Host: Content-Length: 117 X-Amz-Date: 20160613T205752Z Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential={access_key_ID}/20160613/us-east-1/apigateway/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;x-amz-date, Signature={sig4_hash}

Sample Response

{ "_links": { "curies": [ { "href": "{rel}.html", "name": "integration", "templated": true }, { "href": "{rel}.html", "name": "integrationresponse", "templated": true }, { "href": "{rel}.html", "name": "method", "templated": true }, { "href": "{rel}.html", "name": "methodresponse", "templated": true } ], "self": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET", "name": "GET", "title": "GET" }, "integration:put": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration" }, "method:delete": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET" }, "method:integration": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration" }, "method:responses": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/responses/200", "name": "200", "title": "200" }, "method:update": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET" }, "methodresponse:put": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/responses/{status_code}", "templated": true } }, "apiKeyRequired": false, "authorizationType": "NONE", "httpMethod": "GET", "requestParameters": { "method.request.querystring.operand2": false, "method.request.querystring.operator": false, "method.request.querystring.operand1": false }, "_embedded": { "method:integration": { "_links": { "self": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration" }, "integration:delete": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration" }, "integration:responses": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration/responses/200", "name": "200", "title": "200" }, "integration:update": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration" }, "integrationresponse:put": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration/responses/{status_code}", "templated": true } }, "cacheKeyParameters": [], "cacheNamespace": "0cjtch", "credentials": "arn:aws:iam::123456789012:role/apigAwsProxyRole", "httpMethod": "POST", "passthroughBehavior": "WHEN_NO_MATCH", "requestTemplates": { "application/json": "{\n \"a\": \"$input.params('operand1')\",\n \"b\": \"$input.params('operand2')\", \n \"op\": \"$input.params('operator')\" \n}" }, "type": "AWS", "uri": "arn:aws:apigateway:us-west-2:lambda:path//2015-03-31/functions/arn:aws:lambda:us-west-2:123456789012:function:Calc/invocations", "_embedded": { "integration:responses": { "_links": { "self": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration/responses/200", "name": "200", "title": "200" }, "integrationresponse:delete": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration/responses/200" }, "integrationresponse:update": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/integration/responses/200" } }, "responseParameters": { "method.response.header.operator": "integration.response.body.op", "method.response.header.operand_2": "integration.response.body.b", "method.response.header.operand_1": "integration.response.body.a" }, "responseTemplates": { "application/json": "#set($res = $input.path('$'))\n{\n \"result\": \"$res.a, $res.b, $res.op => $res.c\",\n \"a\" : \"$res.a\",\n \"b\" : \"$res.b\",\n \"op\" : \"$res.op\",\n \"c\" : \"$res.c\"\n}" }, "selectionPattern": "", "statusCode": "200" } } }, "method:responses": { "_links": { "self": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/responses/200", "name": "200", "title": "200" }, "methodresponse:delete": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/responses/200" }, "methodresponse:update": { "href": "/restapis/uojnr9hd57/resources/0cjtch/methods/GET/responses/200" } }, "responseModels": { "application/json": "Empty" }, "responseParameters": { "method.response.header.operator": false, "method.response.header.operand_2": false, "method.response.header.operand_1": false }, "statusCode": "200" } } }

See Also

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