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Get Queue ACL

Updated: February 26, 2015

The Get Queue ACL operation returns details about any stored access policies specified on the queue that may be used with Shared Access Signatures. For more information, see Establishing a Stored Access Policy.

The Get Queue ACL operation is available in version 2012-02-12 and newer.

The Get Queue ACL request may be constructed as follows. HTTPS is recommended. Replace myaccount with the name of your storage account:


Method Request URI HTTP Version




When making a request against the emulated storage service, specify the emulator hostname and Queue service port as, followed by the emulated storage account name:


Method Request URI HTTP Version



For more information, see Differences Between the Storage Emulator and Azure Storage Services.

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


Parameter Description


Optional. The timeout parameter is expressed in seconds. For more information, seeSetting Timeouts for Queue Service Operations.

The following table describes required and optional request headers.


Request Header Description


Required. Specifies the authentication scheme, account name, and signature. For more information, see Authentication for the Azure Storage Services.

Date or x-ms-date

Required. Specifies the Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) for the request. For more information, see Authentication for the Azure Storage Services.


Required for all authenticated requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage Services.


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 About Storage Analytics Logging and Azure Logging: Using Logs to Track Storage Requests.

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

A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK).

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

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


This header uniquely identifies the request that was made and can be used for troubleshooting the request. For more information, see Troubleshooting API Operations.


Indicates the version of the Queue service used to execute the request. This header is returned for requests made against version 2009-09-19 and later.


A UTC date/time value generated by the service that indicates the time at which the response was initiated.

If a stored access policy has been specified for the queue, Get Queue ACL returns the signed identifier and access policy in the response body.

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

Response Status:
HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Response Headers:
Transfer-Encoding: chunked
Date: Sun, 10 Jun 2012 20:28:22 GMT
x-ms-version: 2012-02-12
Server: Windows-Azure-Queue/1.0 Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>

Only the account owner may call this operation.

Only the account owner may read queue data in a particular storage account, unless the account owner has made resources in the queue available via a Shared Access Signature.

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