Objects: get

Retrieves an object or its metadata. Try it now.

The authenticated user must have READER permissions on the object. To retrieve the acl property, the authenticated user must have OWNER permissions on the object.

To download an object encrypted by a customer-supplied encryption key, or to get object metadata with content hashes, use the headers listed on the Encryption page in your request. Getting object metadata without such headers omits the content hashes in the response.

Request

HTTP request

GET https://www.googleapis.com/storage/v1/b/bucket/o/object

Parameters

Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
bucket string Name of the bucket in which the object resides.
object string Name of the object. For information about how to URL encode object names to be path safe, see Encoding URI Path Parts.
Optional query parameters
generation long If present, selects a specific revision of this object (as opposed to the latest version, the default).
ifGenerationMatch long Makes the operation conditional on whether the object's generation matches the given value.
ifGenerationNotMatch long Makes the operation conditional on whether the object's generation does not match the given value.
ifMetagenerationMatch long Makes the operation conditional on whether the object's current metageneration matches the given value.
ifMetagenerationNotMatch long Makes the operation conditional on whether the object's current metageneration does not match the given value.
projection string Set of properties to return. Defaults to noAcl.

Acceptable values are:
  • "full": Include all properties.
  • "noAcl": Omit the owner, acl property.

Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.

Response

By default, this responds with an object resource in the response body. If you provide the URL parameter alt=media, then it will respond with the object data in the response body.

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