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[ aws . s3api ]



Gets the Object Lock configuration for a bucket. The rule specified in the Object Lock configuration will be applied by default to every new object placed in the specified bucket. For more information, see Locking Objects .

See also: AWS API Documentation

See 'aws help' for descriptions of global parameters.


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


--bucket (string)

The bucket whose Object Lock configuration you want to retrieve.

--expected-bucket-owner (string)

The account id of the expected bucket owner. If the bucket is owned by a different account, the request will fail with an HTTP 403 (Access Denied) error.

--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 an object lock configuration for a bucket

The following get-object-lock-configuration example retrieves the object lock configuration for the specified bucket.

aws s3api get-object-lock-configuration \
    --bucket my-bucket-with-object-lock


    "ObjectLockConfiguration": {
        "ObjectLockEnabled": "Enabled",
        "Rule": {
            "DefaultRetention": {
                "Mode": "COMPLIANCE",
                "Days": 50


ObjectLockConfiguration -> (structure)

The specified bucket's Object Lock configuration.

ObjectLockEnabled -> (string)

Indicates whether this bucket has an Object Lock configuration enabled.

Rule -> (structure)

The Object Lock rule in place for the specified object.

DefaultRetention -> (structure)

The default retention period that you want to apply to new objects placed in the specified bucket.

Mode -> (string)

The default Object Lock retention mode you want to apply to new objects placed in the specified bucket.

Days -> (integer)

The number of days that you want to specify for the default retention period.

Years -> (integer)

The number of years that you want to specify for the default retention period.