Amazon S3 GetObjectAcl API

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Returns the access control list (ACL) of an object. To use this operation, you must have READ_ACP access to the object.


By default, GET returns ACL information about the current version of an object. To return ACL information about a different version, use the versionId subresource.

The following operations are related to GetObjectAcl:

Request Syntax

GET /{Key+}?acl&versionId=VersionId HTTP/1.1 Host: x-amz-request-payer: RequestPayer

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The bucket name that contains the object for which to get the ACL information.

When using this API with an access point, you must direct requests to the access point hostname. The access point hostname takes the form When using this operation using an access point through the AWS SDKs, you provide the access point ARN in place of the bucket name. For more information about access point ARNs, see Using Access Points in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

Required: Yes


The key of the object for which to get the ACL information.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Required: Yes


VersionId used to reference a specific version of the object.


Confirms that the requester knows that they will be charged for the request. Bucket owners need not specify this parameter in their requests. For information about downloading objects from requester pays buckets, see Downloading Objects in Requestor Pays Buckets in the Amazon S3 Developer Guide.

Valid Values: requester

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 x-amz-request-charged: RequestCharged <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <AccessControlPolicy> <Owner> <DisplayName>string</DisplayName> <ID>string</ID> </Owner> <AccessControlList> <Grant> <Grantee> <DisplayName>string</DisplayName> <EmailAddress>string</EmailAddress> <ID>string</ID> <xsi:type>string</xsi:type> <URI>string</URI> </Grantee> <Permission>string</Permission> </Grant> </AccessControlList> </AccessControlPolicy>

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The response returns the following HTTP headers.


If present, indicates that the requester was successfully charged for the request.

Valid Values: requester

The following data is returned in XML format by the service.


Root level tag for the AccessControlPolicy parameters.

Required: Yes


A list of grants.

Type: Array of Grant data types


Container for the bucket owner's display name and ID.

Type: Owner data type


Sample Request

The following request returns information, including the ACL, of the object my-image.jpg.

GET /my-image.jpg?acl HTTP/1.1 Host: bucket.s3.<Region> Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:32:00 GMT Authorization: authorization string

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amz-id-2: eftixk72aD6Ap51TnqcoF8eFidJG9Z/2mkiDFu8yU9AS1ed4OpIszj7UDNEHGran x-amz-request-id: 318BC8BC148832E5 x-amz-version-id: 4HL4kqtJlcpXroDTDmJ+rmSpXd3dIbrHY+MTRCxf3vjVBH40Nrjfkd Date: Wed, 28 Oct 2009 22:32:00 GMT Last-Modified: Sun, 1 Jan 2006 12:00:00 GMT Content-Length: 124 Content-Type: text/plain Connection: close Server: AmazonS3 <AccessControlPolicy> <Owner> <ID>75aa57f09aa0c8caeab4f8c24e99d10f8e7faeebf76c078efc7c6caea54ba06a</ID> <DisplayName></DisplayName> </Owner> <AccessControlList> <Grant> <Grantee xmlns:xsi="" xsi:type="CanonicalUser"> <ID>75aa57f09aa0c8caeab4f8c24e99d10f8e7faeebf76c078efc7c6caea54ba06a</ID> <DisplayName></DisplayName> </Grantee> <Permission>FULL_CONTROL</Permission> </Grant> </AccessControlList> </AccessControlPolicy>