mc anonymous get


The mc anonymous get command gets the anonymous (i.e. unauthenticated or public) access policies for a bucket.

Buckets with anonymous policies allow clients to access the bucket contents and perform actions consistent with the specified policy without authentication.

To get the JSON policy assigned to the bucket, use the mc anonymous get-json command.

The following command retrieves the anonymous access policy for the mydata bucket on the myminio MinIO deployment:

mc anonymous get myminio/mydata

The command has the following syntax:

mc [GLOBALFLAGS] policy get ALIAS
  • Brackets [] indicate optional parameters.

  • Parameters sharing a line are mutually dependent.

  • Parameters separated using the pipe | operator are mutually exclusive.

Copy the example to a text editor and modify as-needed before running the command in the terminal/shell.



Required The full path to the bucket or bucket prefix for which the command retrieves the anonymous bucket policy.

Specify the alias of the MinIO or other S3-compatible service and the full path to the bucket or bucket prefix. For example:

mc get public play/mybucket

Global Flags

This command supports any of the global flags.


Get Anonymous Policy for Bucket

Use mc anonymous get to get the anonymous policy for a bucket:

mc anonymous get ALIAS/PATH
  • Replace ALIAS with the alias of a configured S3-compatible host.

  • Replace PATH with the destination bucket.


S3 Compatibility

The mc commandline tool is built for compatibility with the AWS S3 API and is tested with MinIO and AWS S3 for expected functionality and behavior.

MinIO provides no guarantees for other S3-compatible services, as their S3 API implementation is unknown and therefore unsupported. While mc commands may work as documented, any such usage is at your own risk.