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Permissions: get

Requires authorization

Gets a permission by ID. Try it now or see an example.


HTTP request



Parameter name Value Description
Path parameters
fileId string The ID for the file or Team Drive.
permissionId string The ID for the permission.
Optional query parameters
supportsTeamDrives boolean Whether the requesting application supports Team Drives. (Default: false)
useDomainAdminAccess boolean Whether the request should be treated as if it was issued by a domain administrator; if set to true, then the requester will be granted access if they are an administrator of the domain to which the item belongs. (Default: false)


This request requires authorization with at least one of the following scopes (read more about authentication and authorization).


Request body

Do not supply a request body with this method.


If successful, this method returns a Permissions resource in the response body.


Note: The code examples available for this method do not represent all supported programming languages (see the client libraries page for a list of supported languages).


Uses the Java client library.


// ...

public class MyClass {

  // ...

   * Print information about the specified permission.
   * @param service Drive API service instance.
   * @param fileId ID of the file to print permission for.
   * @param permissionId ID of the permission to print.
  private static void printPermission(Drive service, String fileId,
      String permissionId) {
    try {
      Permission permission = service.permissions().get(
          fileId, permissionId).execute();

      System.out.println("Name: " + permission.getName());
      System.out.println("Role: " + permission.getRole());
      for (String additionalRole : permission.getAdditionalRoles()) {
        System.out.println("Additional role: " + additionalRole);
    } catch (IOException e) {
      System.out.println("An error occurred: " + e);

  // ...



Uses the .NET client library.

using Google.Apis.Drive.v2;
using Google.Apis.Drive.v2.Data;

using System.Net;
// ...

public class MyClass {

  // ...

  /// <summary>Print information about the specified permission.</summary>
  /// <param name="service">Drive API service instance.</param>
  /// <param name="fileId">ID of the file to print permission for.</param>
  /// <param name="permissionId">ID of the permission to print.</param>
  public static void PrintPermission(DriveService service, String fileId,
      String permissionId) {
    try {
      Permission permission = service.Permissions.Get(
          fileId, permissionId).Execute();

      Console.WriteLine("Name: " + permission.Name);
      Console.WriteLine("Role: " + permission.Role);
      foreach (String additionalRole in permission.AdditionalRoles) {
        Console.WriteLine("Additional role: " + additionalRole);
    } catch (Exception e) {
      Console.WriteLine("An error occurred: " + e.Message);

  // ...



Uses the PHP client library.

 * Print information about the specified permission.
 * @param Google_Service_Drive $service Drive API service instance.
 * @param String $fileId ID of the file to print permission for.
 * @param String $permissionId ID of the permission to print.
function printPermission($service, $fileId, $permissionId) {
  try {
    $permission = $service->permissions->get($fileId, $permissionId);

    print "Name: " . $permission->getName();
    print "Role: " . $permission->getRole();
    $additionalRoles = $permission->getAdditionalRoles();
    if(!empty($additionalRoles)) {
      foreach($additionalRoles as $additionalRole) {
        print "Additional role: " . $additionalRole;
  } catch (Exception $e) {
    print "An error occurred: " . $e->getMessage();


Uses the Python client library.

from apiclient import errors
# ...

def print_permission(service, file_id, permission_id):
  """Print information about the specified permission.

    service: Drive API service instance.
    file_id: ID of the file to print permission for.
    permission_id: ID of the permission to print.
    permission = service.permissions().get(
        fileId=file_id, permissionId=permission_id).execute()

    print 'Name: %s' % permission['name']
    print 'Role: %s' % permission['role']
    for additional_role in permission.get('additionalRole', []):
      print 'Additional role: %s' % additional_role
  except errors.HttpError, error:
    print 'An error occurred: %s' % error


Uses the JavaScript client library.

 * Print information about the specified permission.
 * @param {String} fileId ID of the file to print permission for.
 * @param {String} permissionId ID of the permission to print.
function printPermission(fileId, permissionId) {
  var request ={
    'fileId': fileId,
    'permissionId': permissionId
  request.execute(function(resp) {
    console.log('Name: ' +;
    console.log('Role: ' + resp.role);
    for (role in resp.additionalRoles) {
      console.log('Additional role: ' + resp.additionalRoles[role]);


Uses the Go client library.

import (

// PrintPermission displays the given permission on the given file
func PrintPermission(d *drive.Service, fileId string, permissionId string) error {
  p, err := d.Permissions.Get(fileId, permissionId).Do()
  if err != nil {
    fmt.Printf("An error occurred: %v\n", err)
    return err
  fmt.Printf("Role: %v\n", p.Role)
  return nil


Uses the Objective-C client library.

#import "GTLDrive.h"
// ...

+ (void)printPermissionWithService:(GTLServiceDrive *)service
                            fileId:(NSString *)fileId
                      permissionId:(NSString *)permissionId {
  GTLQueryDrive *query =
    [GTLQueryDrive queryForPermissionsGetWithFileId:fileId
  // queryTicket can be used to track the status of the request.
  GTLServiceTicket *queryTicket =
    [service executeQuery:query
        completionHandler:^(GTLServiceTicket *ticket,
                            GTLDrivePermission *permission, NSError *error) {
          if (error == nil) {
            NSLog(@"Name: %@",;
            NSLog(@"Role: %@", permission.role);
            for (NSString *additionalRole in permission.additionalRoles) {
              NSLog(@"Additional role: %@", additionalRole);
          } else {
            NSLog(@"An error occurred: %@", error);

// ...

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