Get Container Properties

The Get Container Properties operation returns all user-defined metadata and system properties for the specified container. The data returned does not include the container’s list of blobs.


The Get Container Properties request may be constructed as follows. HTTPS is recommended. Replace myaccount with the name of your storage account, and with your endpoint’s domain name or IP address.

Method Request URI HTTP Version

URI Parameters

The following additional parameters may be specified on the request URI.

Parameter Description
timeout Optional. The timeout parameter is expressed in seconds. For more information, see Setting Timeouts for Blob Service Operations.

Request Headers

The following table describes required and optional request headers.

Request Header Description
Authorization Required. Specifies the authorization scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.
Date or x-ms-date Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authorize requests to Azure Storage.
x-ms-lease-id Not applicable (Zenko version 1.2.1 does not support leasing.
x-ms-version Required for all authorized requests, optional for anonymous requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage services.
x-ms-client-request-id Optional. Provides a client-generated, opaque value with a 1 KB character limit that is recorded in the analytics logs when storage analytics logging is enabled. Using this header is highly recommended for correlating client-side activities with requests received by the server. For more information, see Azure Storage Analytics Logging and Windows Azure Logging: Using Logs to Track Storage Requests.

Request Body



The response includes an HTTP status code and a set of response headers.

Status Codes

A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK).

For information about status codes, see Status and Error Codes.

Response Headers

The response for this operation includes the following headers. The response may also include additional standard HTTP headers. All standard headers conform to the HTTP/1.1 protocol specification.

Response Header Description
x-ms-meta-name:value Returns a string containing a name/value pair associated with the container as metadata.
ETag The entity tag for the container. the ETag value will be in quotes.
Last-Modified Returns the date and time the container was last modified. The date format follows RFC 1123. For more information, see Representation of date/time values in headers Any operation that modifies the container or its properties or metadata updates the last modified time. Operations on blobs do not affect the last modified time of the container.
x-ms-lease-status: unlocked Not applicable (Zenko version 1.2.1 does not support leasing). Blobserver returns the “unlocked” lease status only.
x-ms-lease-state: available Not applicable (Zenko version 1.2.1 does not support leasing). Blobserver returns the “available” lease state only.
x-ms-lease-duration Not applicable (Zenko version 1.2.1 does not support leasing). Blobserver returns no lease duration information.
x-ms-request-id This header uniquely identifies the request that was made and can be used for troubleshooting the request. For more information, see Troubleshooting API operations.
x-ms-version Indicates the version of the Blob service used to execute the request. Also returned for anonymous requests without a version specified.
Date A UTC date/time value generated by the service that indicates the time at which the response was initiated.

Indicates whether data in the container may be accessed publicly and the level of access. Possible values include:

  • container: Indicates full public read access for container and blob data. Clients can enumerate blobs within the container via anonymous request, but cannot enumerate containers within the storage account.
  • blob: Indicates public read access for blobs. Blob data within this container can be read via anonymous request, but container data is not available. Clients cannot enumerate blobs within the container via anonymous request.

If this header is not returned in the response, the container is private to the account owner.

x-ms-has-immutability-policy Indicates whether the container has an immutability policy set on it. Value is true if there is a policy set, false otherwise.
x-ms-has-legal-hold Indicates whether the container has a legal hold. Value is true if there is one or more legal hold(s), false otherwise.
x-ms-client-request-id This header can be used to troubleshoot requests and corresponding responses. The value of this header is equal to the value of the x-ms-client-request-id header if it is present in the request and the value is at most 1024 visible ASCII characters. If the x-ms-client-request-id header is not present in the request, this header will not be present in the response.

Response Body


Sample Response

Response Status:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Response Headers:
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
x-ms-meta-Name: StorageSample
Date: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 12:43:08 GMT
ETag: "0x8CAFB82EFF70C46"
Last-Modified: Sun, 25 Sep 2016 10:42:18 GMT
x-ms-version: 2016-05-31
x-ms-blob-public-access: blob
Server: Windows-Azure-Blob/1.0 Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0


If the container’s access control list (ACL) is set to allow anonymous access to the container, any client may call this operation. If the container is private, this operation can be performed by the account owner.