GetRepositoryPolicy - Amazon Elastic Container Registry
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Retrieves the repository policy for the specified repository.

Request Syntax

{ "registryId": "string", "repositoryName": "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 Amazon account ID associated with the registry that contains the repository. If you do not specify a registry, the default registry is assumed.

Type: String

Pattern: [0-9]{12}

Required: No


The name of the repository with the policy to retrieve.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 2. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: (?:[a-z0-9]+(?:[._-][a-z0-9]+)*/)*[a-z0-9]+(?:[._-][a-z0-9]+)*

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "policyText": "string", "registryId": "string", "repositoryName": "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 JSON repository policy text associated with the repository.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 0. Maximum length of 10240.


The registry ID associated with the request.

Type: String

Pattern: [0-9]{12}


The repository name associated with the request.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 2. Maximum length of 256.

Pattern: (?:[a-z0-9]+(?:[._-][a-z0-9]+)*/)*[a-z0-9]+(?:[._-][a-z0-9]+)*


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


The specified parameter is invalid. Review the available parameters for the API request.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified repository could not be found. Check the spelling of the specified repository and ensure that you are performing operations on the correct registry.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified repository and registry combination does not have an associated repository policy.

HTTP Status Code: 400


These errors are usually caused by a server-side issue.

HTTP Status Code: 500


In the following example or examples, the Authorization header contents (AUTHPARAMS) must be replaced with an Amazon Signature Version 4 signature. For more information about creating these signatures, see Signature Version 4 Signing Process in the Amazon General Reference.

You only need to learn how to sign HTTP requests if you intend to manually create them. When you use the Amazon Command Line Interface (Amazon CLI) or one of the Amazon SDKs to make requests to Amazon, these tools automatically sign the requests for you with the access key that you specify when you configure the tools. When you use these tools, you don't need to learn how to sign requests yourself.


This example gets the repository policy for the ubuntu repository.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 28 X-Amz-Target: AmazonEC2ContainerRegistry_V20150921.GetRepositoryPolicy X-Amz-Date: 20151215T002404Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.9.10 Python/2.7.10 Darwin/14.5.0 botocore/1.3.10 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AUTHPARAMS { "repositoryName": "ubuntu" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK Server: Server Date: Tue, 15 Dec 2015 00:24:04 GMT Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 301 Connection: keep-alive x-amzn-RequestId: 25da0b72-a2c2-11e5-8543-ebda6fb1393b { "policyText": "{\n \"Version\" : \"2012-10-17\",\n \"Statement\" : [ {\n \"Sid\" : \"AllowPull\",\n \"Effect\" : \"Allow\",\n \"Principal\" : \"*\",\n \"Action\" : [ \"ecr:BatchGetImage\", \"ecr:GetDownloadUrlForLayer\" ]\n } ]\n}", "registryId": "012345678910", "repositoryName": "ubuntu" }

See Also

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