GetThingShadow - Amazon IoT
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Gets the shadow for the specified thing.

Requires permission to access the GetThingShadow action.

For more information, see GetThingShadow in the Amazon IoT Developer Guide.

Request Syntax

GET /things/thingName/shadow?name=shadowName HTTP/1.1

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The name of the shadow.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 64.

Pattern: [$a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+


The name of the thing.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 128.

Pattern: [a-zA-Z0-9:_-]+

Required: Yes

Request Body

The request does not have a request body.

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 payload

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The response returns the following as the HTTP body.


The state information, in JSON format.



An unexpected error has occurred.

HTTP Status Code: 500


The request is not valid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


The specified combination of HTTP verb and URI is not supported.

HTTP Status Code: 405


The specified resource does not exist.

HTTP Status Code: 404


The service is temporarily unavailable.

HTTP Status Code: 503


The rate exceeds the limit.

HTTP Status Code: 429


You are not authorized to perform this operation.

HTTP Status Code: 401


The document encoding is not supported.

HTTP Status Code: 415

See Also

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