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[ aws . s3api ]



Sets the versioning state of an existing bucket. To set the versioning state, you must be the bucket owner.

You can set the versioning state with one of the following values:

Enabled —Enables versioning for the objects in the bucket. All objects added to the bucket receive a unique version ID.

Suspended —Disables versioning for the objects in the bucket. All objects added to the bucket receive the version ID null.

If the versioning state has never been set on a bucket, it has no versioning state; a GetBucketVersioning request does not return a versioning state value.

If the bucket owner enables MFA Delete in the bucket versioning configuration, the bucket owner must include the x-amz-mfa request header and the Status and the MfaDelete request elements in a request to set the versioning state of the bucket.


If you have an object expiration lifecycle policy in your non-versioned bucket and you want to maintain the same permanent delete behavior when you enable versioning, you must add a noncurrent expiration policy. The noncurrent expiration lifecycle policy will manage the deletes of the noncurrent object versions in the version-enabled bucket. (A version-enabled bucket maintains one current and zero or more noncurrent object versions.) For more information, see Lifecycle and Versioning .

Related Resources

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


--bucket <value>
[--content-md5 <value>]
[--mfa <value>]
--versioning-configuration <value>
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--bucket (string)

The bucket name.

--content-md5 (string)

The base64-encoded 128-bit MD5 digest of the data. You must use this header as a message integrity check to verify that the request body was not corrupted in transit. For more information, see RFC 1864 .

--mfa (string)

The concatenation of the authentication device's serial number, a space, and the value that is displayed on your authentication device.

--versioning-configuration (structure)

Container for setting the versioning state.

MFADelete -> (string)

Specifies whether MFA delete is enabled in the bucket versioning configuration. This element is only returned if the bucket has been configured with MFA delete. If the bucket has never been so configured, this element is not returned.

Status -> (string)

The versioning state of the bucket.

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "MFADelete": "Enabled"|"Disabled",
  "Status": "Enabled"|"Suspended"

--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.


The following command enables versioning on a bucket named my-bucket:

aws s3api put-bucket-versioning --bucket my-bucket --versioning-configuration Status=Enabled

The following command enables versioning, and uses an mfa code

aws s3api put-bucket-versioning --bucket my-bucket --versioning-configuration Status=Enabled --mfa "SERIAL 123456"