S3 / Client / list_directory_buckets



Returns a list of all Amazon S3 directory buckets owned by the authenticated sender of the request. For more information about directory buckets, see Directory buckets in the Amazon S3 User Guide.


Directory buckets - For directory buckets, you must make requests for this API operation to the Regional endpoint. These endpoints support path-style requests in the format ``https://s3express-control.region_code.amazonaws.com/bucket-name ``. Virtual-hosted-style requests aren’t supported. For more information, see Regional and Zonal endpoints in the Amazon S3 User Guide.


You must have the s3express:ListAllMyDirectoryBuckets permission in an IAM identity-based policy instead of a bucket policy. Cross-account access to this API operation isn’t supported. This operation can only be performed by the Amazon Web Services account that owns the resource. For more information about directory bucket policies and permissions, see Amazon Web Services Identity and Access Management (IAM) for S3 Express One Zone in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

HTTP Host header syntax

Directory buckets - The HTTP Host header syntax is s3express-control.region.amazonaws.com.

See also: AWS API Documentation

Request Syntax

response = client.list_directory_buckets(
  • ContinuationToken (string) – ContinuationToken indicates to Amazon S3 that the list is being continued on this bucket with a token. ContinuationToken is obfuscated and is not a real key. You can use this ContinuationToken for pagination of the list results.

  • MaxDirectoryBuckets (integer) – Maximum number of buckets to be returned in response. When the number is more than the count of buckets that are owned by an Amazon Web Services account, return all the buckets in response.

Return type:



Response Syntax

    'Buckets': [
            'Name': 'string',
            'CreationDate': datetime(2015, 1, 1)
    'ContinuationToken': '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.

    • ContinuationToken (string) –

      If ContinuationToken was sent with the request, it is included in the response. You can use the returned ContinuationToken for pagination of the list response.