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[ aws . s3api ]



Retrieves the policy status for an Amazon S3 bucket, indicating whether the bucket is public. In order to use this operation, you must have the s3:GetBucketPolicyStatus permission. For more information about Amazon S3 permissions, see Specifying Permissions in a Policy .

For more information about when Amazon S3 considers a bucket public, see The Meaning of "Public" .

The following operations are related to GetBucketPolicyStatus :

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--bucket <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--bucket (string)

The name of the Amazon S3 bucket whose policy status you want to retrieve.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


To retrieve the policy status for a bucket indicating whether the bucket is public

The following get-bucket-policy-status example retrieves the policy status for the bucket my-bucket.

aws s3api get-bucket-policy-status \
    --bucket my-bucket


    "PolicyStatus": {
        "IsPublic": false


PolicyStatus -> (structure)

The policy status for the specified bucket.

IsPublic -> (boolean)

The policy status for this bucket. TRUE indicates that this bucket is public. FALSE indicates that the bucket is not public.