Method: projects.instances.getIamPolicy

Gets the access control policy for an instance resource. Returns an empty policy if an instance exists but does not have a policy set.

Authorization requires spanner.instances.getIamPolicy on resource.

HTTP request


The URL uses Google API HTTP annotation syntax.

Path parameters



REQUIRED: The Cloud Spanner resource for which the policy is being retrieved. The format is projects/<project ID>/instances/<instance ID> for instance resources and projects/<project ID>/instances/<instance ID>/databases/<database ID> for database resources.

Request body

The request body must be empty.

Response body

If successful, the response body contains an instance of Policy.


Requires one of the following OAuth scopes:


For more information, see the Auth Guide.

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