Create or update object metadata

post

/v1/{account}/{container}/{object}

Creates or updates object metadata.

Request

Path Parameters
account
Type: string
Required: true
The unique name for the account. An account is also known as the project or tenant.
container
Type: string
Required: true
The unique name for the container. The container name must be from 1 to 256 characters long and can start with any character and contain any pattern. Character set must be UTF-8. The container name cannot contain a slash (/) character because this character delimits the container and object name. For example, /account/container/object.
object
Type: string
Required: true
The unique name for the object.
Query Parameters
temp_url_expires
Type: integer (timestamp)
Minimum Value: 0
The date and time in UNIX Epoch time stamp format when the signature for temporary URLs expires.

For example, 1440619048 is equivalent to Mon, Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:57:28 GMT.

This parameter is required when using temporary URLS, but otherwise ignored.

temp_url_sig
Type: string
Used with temporary URLs to sign the request with an HMAC-SHA1 cryptographic signature that defines the allowed HTTP method, expiration date, full path to the object, and the secret key for the temporary URL.

This parameter is required when using temporary URLS, but otherwise ignored.

Header Parameters
Content-Disposition
Type: string
If set, specifies the override behavior for the browser. For example, this header might specify that the browser use a download program to save this file rather than show the file, which is the default.
Content-Encoding
Type: string
If set, the value of the Content-Encoding metadata.
Content-Type
Type: string
Changes the MIME type for the object.
X-Auth-Token
Type: string
Authentication token. Not specified if temp_url_sig and temp_url_expires are present. Otherwise, if you omit this header, your request fails unless the account owner has granted you access through an access control list (ACL).
X-Delete-After
Type: integer
Minimum Value: 0
Minimum Value: > true
The number of seconds after which the system removes the object. Internally, the Object Storage system stores this value in the X-Delete-At metadata item.
X-Delete-At
Type: integer (timestamp)
Minimum Value: 0
The date and time in UNIX Epoch time stamp format when the system removes the object.

For example, 1440619048 is equivalent to Mon, Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:57:28 GMT.

X-Object-Meta-{name}
Type: string
The object metadata, where {name} is the name of the metadata item.

You must specify an X-Object-Meta-{name} header for each metadata {name} item that you want to add or update.

Response

Supported Media Types
  • application/json
202 Response
Accepted
Headers
Content-Length
Type: integer
Minimum Value: 0
This value is the length of the response text in the response body.
Content-Type
Type: string
The MIME type of the object.
Date
Type: string (date-time)
The transaction date and time.

The date and time stamp format is ISO 8601:

CCYY-MM-DDThh:mm:ss±hh:mm
For example, 2015-08-27T09:49:58-05:00.

The ±hh:mm value, if included, is the time zone as an offset from UTC. In the previous example, the offset value is -05:00.

A null value indicates that the token never expires.

X-Timestamp
Type: integer (timestamp)
Minimum Value: 0
The date and time in UNIX Epoch time stamp format when the account, container, or object was initially created as a current version.

For example, 1440619048 is equivalent to Mon, Wed, 26 Aug 2015 19:57:28 GMT.

X-Trans-Id
Type: string (uuid)
A unique transaction ID for this request. Your service provider might need this value if you report a problem.
401 Response
Request does not include an authentication token, or authentication token specified in the request is not valid. It may have expired. Authentication tokens expire after 30 minutes.
Headers
Content-Length
Type: integer
Minimum Value: 0
The length of the error text in the response body.
Content-Type
Type: string
The MIME type of the error text in the response body.
403 Response
Forbidden. Possible causes:
  • A data center has not been selected for your service in Oracle Cloud My Services.
  • The request was sent to an incorrect data center. For example, the data center for your service is Chicago (us2), but the request was sent to the URL corresponding to the Ashburn (us6) data center.
  • You don't have the required permission to perform the operation on the specified container. For example, there may be a change in the roles assigned to your user or the access privileges defined for the container specified in the request.
Headers
Content-Length
Type: integer
Minimum Value: 0
The length of the error text in the response body.
Content-Type
Type: string
The MIME type of the error text in the response body.
404 Response
The object does not exist or has just been created and hasn't been replicated across all three nodes.
Headers
Content-Length
Type: integer
Minimum Value: 0
The length of the error text in the response body.
Content-Type
Type: string
The MIME type of the error text in the response body.

Examples

cURL Command

The following example shows how to create and update any custom or arbitrary metadata (X-Object-Meta-Language: english in this example) that you need for an object in a container in your account in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Object Storage Classic by submitting a POST request on the REST resource using cURL. For more information about cURL, see Use cURL.

curl -v -X POST \
     -H "X-Auth-Token: AUTH_tkb4fdf39c92e9f62cca9b7c196f8b6e6b" \
     -H "X-Object-Meta-Language: english" \
     https://foo.storage.oraclecloud.com/v1/myservice-bar/FirstContainer/myObject

Sample Response

The following is a sample response of this command:

HTTP/1.1 202 Accepted
Date: Mon, 09 Mar 2015 11:46:34 GMT
Content-Length: 76
Content-Type: text/html; charset=UTF-8
X-Trans-Id: tx23a1084b8c674fdeae8d4-0054f982ac
Content-Language: en