S3 / Client / list_buckets




This operation is not supported by directory buckets.

Returns a list of all buckets owned by the authenticated sender of the request. To use this operation, you must have the s3:ListAllMyBuckets permission.

For information about Amazon S3 buckets, see Creating, configuring, and working with Amazon S3 buckets.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.list_buckets()
Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Buckets': [
            'Name': 'string',
            'CreationDate': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
    'Owner': {
        'DisplayName': 'string',
        'ID': 'string'

Response Structure

  • (dict) –

    • Buckets (list) –

      The list of buckets owned by the requester.

      • (dict) –

        In terms of implementation, a Bucket is a resource.

        • Name (string) –

          The name of the bucket.

        • CreationDate (datetime) –

          Date the bucket was created. This date can change when making changes to your bucket, such as editing its bucket policy.

    • Owner (dict) –

      The owner of the buckets listed.

      • DisplayName (string) –

        Container for the display name of the owner. This value is only supported in the following Amazon Web Services Regions:

        • US East (N. Virginia)

        • US West (N. California)

        • US West (Oregon)

        • Asia Pacific (Singapore)

        • Asia Pacific (Sydney)

        • Asia Pacific (Tokyo)

        • Europe (Ireland)

        • South America (São Paulo)


        This functionality is not supported for directory buckets.

      • ID (string) –

        Container for the ID of the owner.