Get File Service Properties

The Get File Service Properties operation gets properties for a storage account’s File service endpoint. In version 2015-02-21 and later, you can use Get File Service Properties to retrieve CORS (Cross-Origin Resource Sharing) rules settings. In version 2015-04-05 and later, you can use Get File Service Properties to retrieve properties for Storage Analytics metrics for the File service.

For detailed information about CORS rules and evaluation logic, see CORS Support for the Storage Services.

For additional information about Storage Analytics, see Storage Analytics.

Request

The Get File Service Properties request may be specified as follows. HTTPS is recommended. Replace <account-name> with the name of your storage account:

Method Request URI HTTP Version
GET https://<account-name>.file.core.windows.net/?restype=service&comp=properties HTTP/1.1

Note that the URI must always include the forward slash (/) to separate the host name from the path and query portions of the URI. In the case of this operation, the path portion of the URI is empty.

URI PARAMETERS

URI Parameter Description
restype=service&comp=properties Required. The combination of both query strings is required to set the storage service properties.
Timeout Optional. The timeout parameter is expressed in seconds. For more information, see Setting Timeouts for File Service Operations.

REQUEST HEADERS

The following table describes required and optional request headers.

Request Header Description
Authorization Required. Specifies the authentication scheme, storage 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.
x-ms-version Required for all authenticated requests. Specifies the version of the operation to use for this request. This operation is available only in versions 2015-02-21 and later. To retrieve metrics properties for the File service, you must specify version 2015-04-05 or later.

For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage Services.

REQUEST BODY

None.

Response

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

Status Code

A successful operation returns status code 200 (OK).

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-request-id A value that uniquely identifies a request made against the service.
x-ms-version Specifies the version of the operation used for the response. For more information, see Versioning for the Azure Storage Services.

RESPONSE BODY

The format of the response body for version 2015-04-05 is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
<StorageServiceProperties>  
    <HourMetrics>  
        <Version>version-number</Version>  
        <Enabled>true|false</Enabled>  
        <IncludeAPIs>true|false</IncludeAPIs>  
        <RetentionPolicy>  
            <Enabled>true|false</Enabled>  
            <Days>number-of-days</Days>  
        </RetentionPolicy>  
    </HourMetrics>  
    <MinuteMetrics>  
        <Version>version-number</Version>  
        <Enabled>true|false</Enabled>  
        <IncludeAPIs>true|false</IncludeAPIs>  
        <RetentionPolicy>  
            <Enabled>true|false</Enabled>  
            <Days>number-of-days</Days>  
        </RetentionPolicy>  
    </MinuteMetrics>  
    <Cors>  
        <CorsRule>  
            <AllowedOrigins>comma-separated-list-of-allowed-origins</AllowedOrigins>  
            <AllowedMethods>comma-separated-list-of-HTTP-verb</AllowedMethods>  
            <MaxAgeInSeconds>max-caching-age-in-seconds</MaxAgeInSeconds>  
            <ExposedHeaders>comma-seperated-list-of-response-headers</ExposedHeaders>  
            <AllowedHeaders> comma-seperated-list-of-request-headers </AllowedHeaders>  
        </CorsRule>  
    </Cors>  
</StorageServiceProperties>  

The format of the response body for version 2015-02-21 is as follows:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
<StorageServiceProperties>  
    <Cors>  
        <CorsRule>  
            <AllowedOrigins>comma-separated-list-of-allowed-origins</AllowedOrigins>  
            <AllowedMethods>comma-separated-list-of-HTTP-verb</AllowedMethods>  
            <MaxAgeInSeconds>max-caching-age-in-seconds</MaxAgeInSeconds>  
            <ExposedHeaders>comma-seperated-list-of-response-headers</ExposedHeaders>  
            <AllowedHeaders> comma-seperated-list-of-request-headers </AllowedHeaders>  
        </CorsRule>  
    </Cors>  
</StorageServiceProperties>  

The following table describes the elements of the response body:

Cors Groups all CORS rules.
CorsRule Groups settings for a CORS rule.
AllowedOrigins A comma-separated list of origin domains that are allowed via CORS, or "*" if all domains are allowed.
ExposedHeaders A comma-separated list of response headers to expose to CORS clients.
MaxAgeInSeconds The number of seconds that the client/browser should cache a preflight response.
AllowedHeaders A comma-separated list of headers allowed to be part of the cross-origin request.
AllowedMethods A comma-separated list of HTTP methods that are allowed to be executed by the origin. For Azure Storage, permitted methods are DELETE, GET, HEAD, MERGE, POST, OPTIONS or PUT.
Metrics Groups the Storage Analytics Metrics settings. The Metrics settings provide a summary of request statistics grouped by API in hourly aggregates.
HourMetrics Groups the Storage Analytics HourMetrics settings. The HourMetrics settings provide a summary of request statistics grouped by API in hourly aggregates.
MinuteMetrics Groups the Azure Analytics MinuteMetrics settings. The MinuteMetrics settings provide request statistics for each minute.
Version The version of Storage Analytics currently in use.
Enabled Indicates whether metrics are enabled for the File service.
IncludeAPIs Indicates whether metrics generate summary statistics for called API operations.
RetentionPolicy/Enabled Indicates whether a retention policy is enabled for the File service.
RetentionPolicy/Days Indicates the number of days that metrics data is retained. All data older than this value will be deleted on a best-effort basis.

Authorization

Only the storage account owner may call this operation.

Sample Request and Response

The following sample URI makes a request to get the File service properties for a storage account named myaccount:

GET https://myaccount.file.core.windows.net/?restype=service&comp=properties HTTP/1.1

The request is sent with the following headers:

x-ms-version: 2015-04-05  
x-ms-date: <date>  
Authorization: SharedKey  
myaccount:Z1lTLDwtq5o1UYQluucdsXk6/iB7YxEu0m6VofAEkUE=  
Host: myaccount.file.core.windows.net  

After the request has been sent, the following response is returned:

HTTP/1.1 200 OK  
Content-Length: 1020  
Content-Type: application/xml  
Date: <date>  
Server: Windows-Azure-File/1.0 Microsoft-HTTPAPI/2.0  
x-ms-request-id: cb939a31-0cc6-49bb-9fe5-3327691f2a30  
x-ms-version: 2015-04-05  

The response includes the following XML body:

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8"?>  
<StorageServiceProperties>  
    <HourMetrics>  
        <Version>1.0</Version>  
        <Enabled>true</Enabled>  
        <IncludeAPIs>false</IncludeAPIs>  
        <RetentionPolicy>  
            <Enabled>true</Enabled>  
            <Days>7</Days>  
        </RetentionPolicy>  
    </HourMetrics>  
    <MinuteMetrics>  
        <Version>1.0</Version>  
        <Enabled>true</Enabled>  
        <IncludeAPIs>true</IncludeAPIs>  
        <RetentionPolicy>  
            <Enabled>true</Enabled>  
            <Days>7</Days>  
        </RetentionPolicy>  
    </MinuteMetrics>  
    <Cors>  
        <CorsRule>  
      <AllowedOrigins> http://www.fabrikam.com,http://www.contoso.com</AllowedOrigins>  
      <AllowedMethods>GET,PUT</AllowedMethods>  
      <MaxAgeInSeconds>500</MaxAgeInSeconds>  
      <ExposedHeaders>x-ms-meta-data*,x-ms-meta-customheader</ExposedHeaders>  
      <AllowedHeaders>x-ms-meta-target*,x-ms-meta-customheader</AllowedHeaders>  
  </CorsRule>  
    </Cors>  
</StorageServiceProperties>