AWS CodeCommit
API Reference (API Version 2015-04-13)

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Returns information about one or more repositories.


The description field for a repository accepts all HTML characters and all valid Unicode characters. Applications that do not HTML-encode the description and display it in a web page could expose users to potentially malicious code. Make sure that you HTML-encode the description field in any application that uses this API to display the repository description on a web page.

Request Syntax

{ "repositoryNames": [ "string" ] }

Request Parameters

For information about the parameters that are common to all actions, see Common Parameters.

The request accepts the following data in JSON format.


The names of the repositories to get information about.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: [\w\.-]+

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "repositories": [ { "accountId": "string", "Arn": "string", "cloneUrlHttp": "string", "cloneUrlSsh": "string", "creationDate": number, "defaultBranch": "string", "lastModifiedDate": number, "repositoryDescription": "string", "repositoryId": "string", "repositoryName": "string" } ], "repositoriesNotFound": [ "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 list of repositories returned by the batch get repositories operation.

Type: Array of RepositoryMetadata objects


Returns a list of repository names for which information could not be found.

Type: Array of strings

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: [\w\.-]+


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


An encryption integrity check failed.

HTTP Status Code: 500


An encryption key could not be accessed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The encryption key is disabled.

HTTP Status Code: 400


No encryption key was found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The encryption key is not available.

HTTP Status Code: 400


At least one specified repository name is not valid.


This exception only occurs when a specified repository name is not valid. Other exceptions occur when a required repository parameter is missing, or when a specified repository does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The maximum number of allowed repository names was exceeded. Currently, this number is 25.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A repository names object is required but was not specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 50 X-Amz-Target: CodeCommit_20150413.BatchGetRepositories X-Amz-Date: 20151028T213222Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.7.38 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI44QH8DHBEXAMPLE/20151028/us-east-1/codecommit/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=8d9b5998EXAMPLE { "repositoryNames": [ "MyDemoRepo", "MyOtherDemoRepo" ] }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 0728aaa8-EXAMPLE Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 550 Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2015 21:32:24 GMT { "repositories": [ { "repositoryName": "MyDemoRepo", "defaultBranch": "master", "cloneUrlSsh": "ssh://", "lastModifiedDate": 1441725693.583, "repositoryDescription": "My demonstration repository", "cloneUrlHttp": "", "creationDate": 1441725693.583, "repositoryId": "f7579e13-b83e-4027-aaef-650c0EXAMPLE", "Arn": "arn:aws:codecommit:us-east-1:111111111111EXAMPLE:MyDemoRepo", "accountId": "111111111111" }, { "creationDate": 1431980067.669, "defaultBranch": "master", "repositoryName": "MyOtherDemoRepo", "cloneUrlSsh": "ssh://", "lastModifiedDate": 1444776815.847, "repositoryDescription": "My other demonstration repository", "cloneUrlHttp": "", "repositoryId": "cfc29ac4-b0cb-44dc-9990-f6f51EXAMPLE", "Arn": "arn:aws:codecommit:us-east-1:111111111111EXAMPLE:MyOtherDemoRepo", "accountId": "111111111111" } ], "repositoriesNotFound": [] }

See Also

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