DescribeContainer - AWS Elemental MediaStore


Retrieves the properties of the requested container. This request is commonly used to retrieve the endpoint of a container. An endpoint is a value assigned by the service when a new container is created. A container's endpoint does not change after it has been assigned. The DescribeContainer request returns a single Container object based on ContainerName. To return all Container objects that are associated with a specified AWS account, use ListContainers.

Request Syntax

{ "ContainerName": "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 name of the container to query.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 255.

Pattern: [\w-]+

Required: No

Response Syntax

{ "Container": { "AccessLoggingEnabled": boolean, "ARN": "string", "CreationTime": number, "Endpoint": "string", "Name": "string", "Status": "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.


The name of the queried container.

Type: Container object


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


The container that you specified in the request does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

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