GetBucketRequestPayment - Amazon Simple Storage Service
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This operation is not supported by directory buckets.

Returns the request payment configuration of a bucket. To use this version of the operation, you must be the bucket owner. For more information, see Requester Pays Buckets.

The following operations are related to GetBucketRequestPayment:

Request Syntax

GET /?requestPayment HTTP/1.1 Host: x-amz-expected-bucket-owner: ExpectedBucketOwner

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of the bucket for which to get the payment request configuration

Required: Yes


The account ID of the expected bucket owner. If the account ID that you provide does not match the actual owner of the bucket, the request fails with the HTTP status code 403 Forbidden (access denied).

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <RequestPaymentConfiguration> <Payer>string</Payer> </RequestPaymentConfiguration>

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 RequestPaymentConfiguration parameters.

Required: Yes


Specifies who pays for the download and request fees.

Type: String

Valid Values: Requester | BucketOwner


Sample Request

The following request returns the payer for the bucket, colorpictures.

GET ?requestPayment HTTP/1.1 Host: colorpictures.s3.<Region> Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT Authorization: authorization string

Sample Response

This response shows that the bucket is a Requester Pays bucket, meaning the person requesting a download from this bucket pays the transfer fees.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amz-id-2: YgIPIfBiKa2bj0KMg95r/0zo3emzU4dzsD4rcKCHQUAdQkf3ShJTOOpXUueF6QKo x-amz-request-id: 236A8905248E5A01 Date: Wed, 01 Mar 2009 12:00:00 GMT Content-Type: [type] Content-Length: 0 Connection: close Server: AmazonS3 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <RequestPaymentConfiguration xmlns=""> <Payer>Requester</Payer> </RequestPaymentConfiguration>

See Also

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