[ aws . s3api ]



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

See also: AWS API Documentation

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


--bucket <value>
--key <value>
[--version-id <value>]
[--request-payer <value>]
[--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]
[--cli-auto-prompt <value>]


--bucket (string)

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 AccessPointName -AccountId .s3-accesspoint.*Region* .amazonaws.com. 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 .

--key (string)

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

--version-id (string)

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

--request-payer (string)

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 .

Possible values:

  • requester

--cli-input-json | --cli-input-yaml (string) Reads arguments from the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, those values will override the JSON-provided values. It is not possible to pass arbitrary binary values using a JSON-provided value as the string will be taken literally. This may not be specified along with --cli-input-yaml.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. Similarly, if provided yaml-input it will print a sample input YAML that can be used with --cli-input-yaml. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.

--cli-auto-prompt (boolean) Automatically prompt for CLI input parameters.

See ‘aws help’ for descriptions of global parameters.


To retrieve the object retention configuration for an object

The following get-object-retention example retrieves the object retention configuration for the specified object.

aws s3api get-object-retention \
    --bucket my-bucket-with-object-lock \
    --key doc1.rtf


    "Retention": {
        "Mode": "GOVERNANCE",
        "RetainUntilDate": "2025-01-01T00:00:00.000Z"


Retention -> (structure)

The container element for an object’s retention settings.

Mode -> (string)

Indicates the Retention mode for the specified object.

RetainUntilDate -> (timestamp)

The date on which this Object Lock Retention will expire.