mc policy list


The mc policy list retrieves all 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.

The following command lists all anonymous access policies for the mydata bucket on the myminio MinIO deployment:

mc policy list myminio/mydata

The command has the following syntax:

  • Brackets [] indicate optional parameters.

  • Parameters sharing a line are mutually dependent.

  • Parameters seperated 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 policies.

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

mc list public play/mybucket

Global Flags


Enables verbose output to the console.

For example:

mc --debug COMMAND

The path to a JSON formatted configuration file that mc uses for storing data. See Configuration File for more information on how mc uses the configuration file.


Enables JSON lines formatted output to the console.

For example:


Disables the built-in color theme for console output. Useful for dumb terminals.


Suppresses console output.


Disables TLS/SSL certificate verification. Allows TLS connectivity to servers with invalid certificates. Exercise caution when using this option against untrusted S3 hosts.


Displays the current version of mc.


Displays a summary of command usage on the terminal.


List Anonymous Policies for Bucket

Use mc policy list to list the anonymous policies for a bucket:

mc policy list 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 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.