Snapshot / Action / describe_attribute



Describes the specified attribute of the specified snapshot. You can specify only one attribute at a time.

For more information about EBS snapshots, see Amazon EBS snapshots in the Amazon EBS User Guide.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = snapshot.describe_attribute(
  • Attribute (string) –


    The snapshot attribute you would like to view.

  • DryRun (boolean) – Checks whether you have the required permissions for the action, without actually making the request, and provides an error response. If you have the required permissions, the error response is DryRunOperation. Otherwise, it is UnauthorizedOperation.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'CreateVolumePermissions': [
            'Group': 'all',
            'UserId': 'string'
    'ProductCodes': [
            'ProductCodeId': 'string',
            'ProductCodeType': 'devpay'|'marketplace'
    'SnapshotId': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • CreateVolumePermissions (list) –

      The users and groups that have the permissions for creating volumes from the snapshot.

      • (dict) –

        Describes the user or group to be added or removed from the list of create volume permissions for a volume.

        • Group (string) –

          The group to be added or removed. The possible value is all.

        • UserId (string) –

          The ID of the Amazon Web Services account to be added or removed.

    • ProductCodes (list) –

      The product codes.

      • (dict) –

        Describes a product code.

        • ProductCodeId (string) –

          The product code.

        • ProductCodeType (string) –

          The type of product code.

    • SnapshotId (string) –

      The ID of the EBS snapshot.