GetJobUnlockCode - AWS Snowball


Returns the UnlockCode code value for the specified job. A particular UnlockCode value can be accessed for up to 360 days after the associated job has been created.

The UnlockCode value is a 29-character code with 25 alphanumeric characters and 4 hyphens. This code is used to decrypt the manifest file when it is passed along with the manifest to the Snow device through the Snowball client when the client is started for the first time. The only valid status for calling this API is WithCustomer as the manifest and Unlock code values are used for securing your device and should only be used when you have the device.

As a best practice, we recommend that you don't save a copy of the UnlockCode in the same location as the manifest file for that job. Saving these separately helps prevent unauthorized parties from gaining access to the Snow device associated with that job.

Request Syntax

{ "JobId": "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 ID for the job that you want to get the UnlockCode value for, for example JID123e4567-e89b-12d3-a456-426655440000.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Fixed length of 39.

Pattern: (M|J)ID[0-9a-f]{8}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{4}-[0-9a-f]{12}

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "UnlockCode": "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 UnlockCode value for the specified job. The UnlockCode value can be accessed for up to 360 days after the job has been created.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 1024.

Pattern: .*


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


The action can't be performed because the job's current state doesn't allow that action to be performed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified resource can't be found. Check the information you provided in your last request, and try again.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

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