Getting Your Region-Specific Endpoint for MediaConvert - AWS SDK for JavaScript

The AWS SDK for JavaScript version 3 (v3) is a rewrite of v2 with some great new features, including modular architecture. For more information, see the AWS SDK for JavaScript v3 Developer Guide.

Getting Your Region-Specific Endpoint for MediaConvert

JavaScript code example that applies to Node.js execution

This Node.js code example shows:

  • How to retrieve your region-specific endpoint from MediaConvert.

The Scenario

In this example, you use a Node.js module to call MediaConvert and retrieve your region-specific endpoint. You can retrieve your endpoint URL from the service default endpoint and so do not yet need your region-specific endpoint. The code uses the SDK for JavaScript to retrieve this endpoint by using this method of the MediaConvert client class:


The default Node.js HTTP/HTTPS agent creates a new TCP connection for every new request. To avoid the cost of establishing a new connection, the AWS SDK for JavaScript reuses TCP connections. For more information, see Reusing Connections with Keep-Alive in Node.js.

Prerequisite Tasks

To set up and run this example, first complete these tasks:

Getting Your Endpoint URL

Create a Node.js module with the file name emc_getendpoint.js. Be sure to configure the SDK as previously shown.

Create an object to pass the empty request parameters for the describeEndpoints method of the AWS.MediaConvert client class. To call the describeEndpoints method, create a promise for invoking an MediaConvert service object, passing the parameters. Handle the response in the promise callback.

// Load the SDK for JavaScript. const aws = require('aws-sdk'); // Set the AWS Region. aws.config.update({region: 'us-west-2'}); // Create the client. const mediaConvert = new aws.MediaConvert({apiVersion: '2017-08-29'}); exports.handler = async (event, context) => { // Create empty request parameters const params = { MaxResults: 0, }; try { const { Endpoints } = await mediaConvert.describeEndpoints(params).promise(); console.log("Your MediaConvert endpoint is ", Endpoints); } catch (err) { console.log("MediaConvert Error", err); } }

To run the example, type the following at the command line.

node emc_getendpoint.js

This sample code can be found here on GitHub.