DescribeAccessPoints - Amazon Elastic File System


Returns the description of a specific Amazon EFS access point if the AccessPointId is provided. If you provide an EFS FileSystemId, it returns descriptions of all access points for that file system. You can provide either an AccessPointId or a FileSystemId in the request, but not both.

This operation requires permissions for the elasticfilesystem:DescribeAccessPoints action.

Request Syntax

GET /2015-02-01/access-points?AccessPointId=AccessPointId&FileSystemId=FileSystemId&MaxResults=MaxResults&NextToken=NextToken HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


(Optional) Specifies an EFS access point to describe in the response; mutually exclusive with FileSystemId.


(Optional) If you provide a FileSystemId, EFS returns all access points for that file system; mutually exclusive with AccessPointId.

Length Constraints: Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: ^(arn:aws[-a-z]*:elasticfilesystem:[0-9a-z-:]+:file-system/fs-[0-9a-f]{8,40}|fs-[0-9a-f]{8,40})$


(Optional) When retrieving all access points for a file system, you can optionally specify the MaxItems parameter to limit the number of objects returned in a response. The default value is 100.

Valid Range: Minimum value of 1.


NextToken is present if the response is paginated. You can use NextMarker in the subsequent request to fetch the next page of access point descriptions.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "AccessPoints": [ { "AccessPointArn": "string", "AccessPointId": "string", "ClientToken": "string", "FileSystemId": "string", "LifeCycleState": "string", "Name": "string", "OwnerId": "string", "PosixUser": { "Gid": number, "SecondaryGids": [ number ], "Uid": number }, "RootDirectory": { "CreationInfo": { "OwnerGid": number, "OwnerUid": number, "Permissions": "string" }, "Path": "string" }, "Tags": [ { "Key": "string", "Value": "string" } ] } ], "NextToken": "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.


An array of access point descriptions.

Type: Array of AccessPointDescription objects


Present if there are more access points than returned in the response. You can use the NextMarker in the subsequent request to fetch the additional descriptions.

Type: String



Returned if the specified AccessPointId value doesn't exist in the requester's AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Returned if the request is malformed or contains an error such as an invalid parameter value or a missing required parameter.

HTTP Status Code: 400


Returned if the specified FileSystemId value doesn't exist in the requester's AWS account.

HTTP Status Code: 404


Returned if an error occurred on the server side.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

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