GetCommit - Amazon CodeCommit
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Returns information about a commit, including commit message and committer information.

Request Syntax

{ "commitId": "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 commit ID. Commit IDs are the full SHA ID of the commit.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The name of the repository to which the commit was made.

Type: String

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 100.

Pattern: [\w\.-]+

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

{ "commit": { "additionalData": "string", "author": { "date": "string", "email": "string", "name": "string" }, "commitId": "string", "committer": { "date": "string", "email": "string", "name": "string" }, "message": "string", "parents": [ "string" ], "treeId": "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.


A commit data type object that contains information about the specified commit.

Type: Commit object


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


The specified commit ID does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A commit ID was not specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An encryption integrity check failed.

HTTP Status Code: 500


An encryption key could not be accessed.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The encryption key is disabled.

HTTP Status Code: 400


No encryption key was found.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The encryption key is not available.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified commit ID is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A specified repository name is not valid.


This exception occurs only when a specified repository name is not valid. Other exceptions occur when a required repository parameter is missing, or when a specified repository does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified repository does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 400


A repository name is required, but was not specified.

HTTP Status Code: 400



This example illustrates one usage of GetCommit.

Sample Request

POST / HTTP/1.1 Host: Accept-Encoding: identity Content-Length: 57 X-Amz-Target: CodeCommit_20150413.GetCommit X-Amz-Date: 20170111T224311Z User-Agent: aws-cli/1.11.187 Python/2.7.9 Windows/7 Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Authorization: AWS4-HMAC-SHA256 Credential=AKIAI44QH8DHBEXAMPLE/20151028/us-east-1/codecommit/aws4_request, SignedHeaders=content-type;host;user-agent;x-amz-date;x-amz-target, Signature=8d9b5998EXAMPLE { "repositoryName": "MyDemoRepo", "commitId": "12345678EXAMPLE" }

Sample Response

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amzn-RequestId: 0728aaa8-EXAMPLE Content-Type: application/x-amz-json-1.1 Content-Length: 720 Date: Wed, 11 Jan 2017 22:43:13 GMT { "commit": { "commitId": "12345678EXAMPLE", "additionalData": "", "committer": { "date": "1484167798 -0800", "name": "Mary Major", "email": "" }, "author": { "date": "1484167798 -0800", "name": "Mary Major", "email": "" }, "treeId": "347a3408EXAMPLE", "parents": [ "7aa87a0EXAMPLE" ], "message": "Fix incorrect variable name\n" } }

See Also

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