DescribeGlobalSettings - Amazon Backup
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Describes whether the Amazon account is opted in to cross-account backup. Returns an error if the account is not a member of an Organizations organization. Example: describe-global-settings --region us-west-2

Request Syntax

GET /global-settings HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 Content-type: application/json { "GlobalSettings": { "string" : "string" }, "LastUpdateTime": number }

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 status of the flag isCrossAccountBackupEnabled.

Type: String to string map


The date and time that the flag isCrossAccountBackupEnabled was last updated. This update is in Unix format and Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The value of LastUpdateTime is accurate to milliseconds. For example, the value 1516925490.087 represents Friday, January 26, 2018 12:11:30.087 AM.

Type: Timestamp


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


Indicates that something is wrong with the input to the request. For example, a parameter is of the wrong type.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The request failed due to a temporary failure of the server.

HTTP Status Code: 500

See Also

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