Queries directories.

Usage notes

This topic provides an example on how to query the directories within your Alibaba Cloud account. The returned result shows that only one directory with the ID d-00fc2p61**** is created within your Alibaba Cloud account.


You can call this operation up to 100 times per second per account. This operation is globally limited to 100 times per second across all accounts. If the number of the calls per second exceeds a limit, throttling is triggered. As a result, your business may be affected. We recommend that you take note of the limits when you call this operation.


OpenAPI Explorer automatically calculates the signature value. For your convenience, we recommend that you call this operation in OpenAPI Explorer. OpenAPI Explorer dynamically generates the sample code of the operation for different SDKs.

Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes ListDirectories

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to ListDirectories.

For more information about common request parameters, see Common parameters.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
Directories Array of Directory

The directories.

DirectoryId String d-00fc2p61****

The ID of the directory.

CreateTime String 2021-06-30T08:35:26Z

The time when the directory was created.

UpdateTime String 2021-10-25T09:13:24Z

The time when the directory was modified.

Region String cn-shanghai

The region ID of the directory.

DirectoryName String new-example

The name of the directory.

RequestId String 9A504392-F06D-5029-AB64-6654CB9F1DC1

The ID of the request.

TotalCounts Integer 1

The number of directories.


Sample requests

&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

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

JSON format

HTTP/1.1 200 OK

  "Directories" : [ {
    "DirectoryId" : "d-00fc2p61****",
    "CreateTime" : "2021-06-30T08:35:26Z",
    "UpdateTime" : "2021-10-25T09:13:24Z",
    "Region" : "cn-shanghai",
    "DirectoryName" : "new-example"
  } ],
  "RequestId" : "9A504392-F06D-5029-AB64-6654CB9F1DC1",
  "TotalCounts" : 1

Error codes

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