AWS CodePipeline
API Reference (API Version 2015-07-09)


Returns the metadata, structure, stages, and actions of a pipeline. Can be used to return the entire structure of a pipeline in JSON format, which can then be modified and used to update the pipeline structure with UpdatePipeline.

Request Syntax

{ "name": "string", "version": number }

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 name of the pipeline for which you want to get information. Pipeline names must be unique under an Amazon Web Services (AWS) user account.

Type: String

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

Pattern: [A-Za-z0-9.@\-_]+

Required: Yes


The version number of the pipeline. If you do not specify a version, defaults to the most current version.

Type: Integer

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "metadata": { "created": number, "pipelineArn": "string", "updated": number }, "pipeline": { "artifactStore": { "encryptionKey": { "id": "string", "type": "string" }, "location": "string", "type": "string" }, "name": "string", "roleArn": "string", "stages": [ { "actions": [ { "actionTypeId": { "category": "string", "owner": "string", "provider": "string", "version": "string" }, "configuration": { "string" : "string" }, "inputArtifacts": [ { "name": "string" } ], "name": "string", "outputArtifacts": [ { "name": "string" } ], "roleArn": "string", "runOrder": number } ], "blockers": [ { "name": "string", "type": "string" } ], "name": "string" } ], "version": number } }

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.


Represents the pipeline metadata information returned as part of the output of a GetPipeline action.

Type: PipelineMetadata object


Represents the structure of actions and stages to be performed in the pipeline.

Type: PipelineDeclaration object


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


The specified pipeline was specified in an invalid format or cannot be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified pipeline version was specified in an invalid format or cannot be found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The validation was specified in an invalid format.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 27 X-Amz-Target: CodePipeline_20150709.GetPipeline X-Amz-Date: 20160707T171559Z 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/20160707/us-east-1/codepipeline/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=8d9b5998EXAMPLE { "name": "MyFirstPipeline" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 620484b7-88cb-11e5-b497-75c49EXAMPLE Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 898 { "pipeline": { "roleArn": "arn:aws:iam::11111EXAMPLE:role/AWS-CodePipeline-Service", "stages": [ { "name": "Source", "actions": [ { "actionTypeId": { "__type": "com.amazonaws.codepipeline.common.frontend.service#ActionTypeId", "category": "Source", "owner": "AWS", "provider": "S3", "version": "1" }, "configuration": { "PollForSourceChanges": "true", "S3Bucket": "awscodepipeline-demo-bucket", "S3ObjectKey": "" }, "inputArtifacts": [], "name": "Source", "outputArtifacts": [ { "name": "MyApp" } ], "runOrder": 1 } ] }, { "name": "Build", "actions": [ { "actionTypeId": { "__type": "com.amazonaws.codepipeline.common.frontend.service#ActionTypeId", "category": "Build", "owner": "AWS", "provider": "CodeBuild", "version": "1" }, "configuration": { "ProjectName": "BuildProject" }, "inputArtifacts": [ { "name": "MyApp" } ], "name": "CodeBuild", "outputArtifacts": [ { "name": "MyAppBuild" } ], "runOrder": 1 } ] } ], "artifactStore": { "type": "S3", "location": "codepipeline-us-east-2-250656481468" }, "name": "MyFirstPipeline", "version": 1 }, "metadata": { "pipelineArn": "arn:aws:codepipeline:us-east-2:80398EXAMPLE:MyFirstPipeline", "updated": 1501626591.112, "created": 1501626591.112 } }

See Also

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