Amazon S3 GetObjectRetention API

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Retrieves an object's retention settings. For more information, see Locking Objects.

Request Syntax

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

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The bucket name containing the object whose retention settings you want to retrieve.

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 name for the object whose retention settings you want to retrieve.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Required: Yes


The version ID for the object whose retention settings you want to retrieve.


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 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <Retention> <Mode>string</Mode> <RetainUntilDate>timestamp</RetainUntilDate> </Retention>

Response Elements

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

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


Root level tag for the Retention parameters.

Required: Yes


Indicates the Retention mode for the specified object.

Type: String



The date on which this Object Lock Retention will expire.

Type: Timestamp