How to use Boto3 to get the security configuration/encryption settings of a catalog from AWS Glue Data Catalog?

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Problem Statement − Use boto3 library in Python to retrieve the security configuration/encryption settings of a catalog.

Example − Retrieve the security configuration/encryption settings of a catalog.

Approach/Algorithm to solve this problem

Step 1 − Import boto3 and botocore exceptions to handle exceptions.

Step 2catalog_id is the optional parameter. If it is not provided, it takes the detail of user’s AWS account.

Step 3 − Create an AWS session using boto3 library. Make sure region_name is mentioned in default profile. If it is not mentioned, then explicitly pass the region_name while creating the session.

Step 4 − Create an AWS client for glue.

Step 5 − Now use get_data_catalog_encryption_settings function and pass the catalog_id as CatalogId parameter.

Step 6 − It returns the details of encryption settings.

Step 7 − Handle the generic exception if something went wrong while checking the job.


Use the following code to retrieve security configuration/encryption settings of a catalog −

import boto3
from botocore.exceptions import ClientError

def retrieves_encryption_setting(catalog_id=None)
   session = boto3.session.Session()
   glue_client = session.client('glue')
      response = glue_client.get_data_catalog_encryption_settings(CatalogId = catalog_id)
      return response
   except ClientError as e:
      raise Exception("boto3 client error in retrieves_encryption_setting: " + e.__str__())
   except Exception as e:
      raise Exception("Unexpected error in retrieves_encryption_setting: " + e.__str__())


{'DataCatalogEncryptionSettings': {'EncryptionAtRest':
{'CatalogEncryptionMode': 'SSE-KMS'}, 'ConnectionPasswordEncryption':
{'ReturnConnectionPasswordEncrypted': True}}, 'ResponseMetadata':
{'RequestId': '5ffc0dbb***************7c', 'HTTPStatusCode': 200,
'HTTPHeaders': {'date': 'Sun, 28 Feb 2021 12:22:16 GMT', 'content-type':
'application/x-amz-json-1.1', 'content-length': '166', 'connection':
'keep-alive', 'x-amzn-requestid': '5ffc0dbb********************7c'},
'RetryAttempts': 0}}
Updated on 23-Mar-2021 06:32:00