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Chapter 2. Object Gateway S3 Application Programming Interface (API)

Red Hat Ceph Object Gateway supports a RESTful API that is compatible with the basic data access model of the Amazon S3 API.

The following table describes the support status for current Amazon S3 functional features.

Table 2.1. Features

FeatureStatusRemarks

List Buckets

Supported

 

Create Bucket

Supported

Different set of canned ACLs

Put Bucket Lifecycle

Partially Supported

Expiration, NoncurrentVersionExpiration and AbortIncompleteMultipartUpload supported.

Get Bucket

Supported

 

Get Bucket Lifecycle

Partially Supported

Expiration, NoncurrentVersionExpiration and AbortIncompleteMultipartUpload supported.

Get Bucket Location

Supported

 

Get Bucket Versioning

Supported

 

Delete Bucket

Supported

 

Delete Bucket Lifecycle

Supported

 

Bucket ACLs (Get, Put)

Supported

Different set of canned ACLs

Bucket cors (Get, Put, Delete)

Supported

 

Bucket Object Versions

Supported

 

Head Bucket

Supported

 

List Bucket Multipart Uploads

Supported

 

Bucket Lifecycle

Partially Supported

Expiration, NoncurrentVersionExpiration and AbortIncompleteMultipartUpload supported.

Policy (Buckets)

Partially Supported

 

Bucket Website

Supported

 

Bucket Request Payment (Get, Put)

Supported

 

Put Object

Supported

 

Delete Object

Supported

 

Get Object

Supported

 

Object ACLs (Get, Put)

Supported

 

Get Object Info (HEAD)

Supported

 

Copy Object

Supported

 

Post Object

Supported

 

Options Object

Supported

 

Delete Multiple Objects

Supported

 

Initiate Multipart Upload

Supported

 

Initiate Multipart Upload Part

Supported

 

List Multipart Upload Parts

Supported

 

Complete Multipart Upload

Supported

 

Abort Multipart Upload

Supported

 

Copy Multipart Upload

Supported

 

Multi Tenancy

Supported

 

The following table lists the common request header fields that are not supported.

Table 2.2. Unsupported Header Fields

NameType

x-amz-security-token

Request

Server

Response

x-amz-delete-marker

Response

x-amz-id-2

Response

x-amz-request-id

Response

x-amz-version-id

Response

2.1. S3 API Server-side Encryption

The Ceph Object Gateway supports server-side encryption of uploaded objects for the S3 API. Server-side encryption means that the S3 client sends data over HTTP in its unencrypted form, and the Ceph Object Gateway stores that data in the Ceph Storage Cluster in encrypted form.

Note

Red Hat does NOT support S3 object encryption of SLO(Static Large Object) and DLO(Dynamic Large Object).

Important

To use encryption, client requests MUST send requests over an SSL connection. Red Hat does not support S3 encryption from a client unless the Ceph Object Gateway uses SSL. However, for testing purposes, administrators may disable SSL during testing by setting the rgw_crypt_require_ssl configuration setting to false at runtime, setting it to false in the Ceph configuration file and restarting the gateway instance, or setting it to false in the Ansible configuration files and replaying the Ansible playbooks for the Ceph Object Gateway.

There are two options for the management of encryption keys:

Customer-Provided Keys

When using customer-provided keys, the S3 client passes an encryption key along with each request to read or write encrypted data. It is the customer’s responsibility to manage those keys. Customers must remember which key the Ceph Object Gateway used to encrypt each object.

Ceph Object Gateway implements the customer-provided key behavior in the S3 API according to the Amazon SSE-C specification.

Since the customer handles the key management and the S3 client passes keys to the Ceph Object Gateway, the Ceph Object Gateway requires no special configuration to support this encryption mode.

Key Management Service

When using a key management service, the secure key management service stores the keys and the Ceph Object Gateway retrieves them on demand to serve requests to encrypt or decrypt data.

Ceph Object Gateway implements the key management service behavior in the S3 API according to the Amazon SSE-KMS specification.

Important

Currently, the only tested key management implementation uses OpenStack Barbican. However, OpenStack Barbican is a Technology Preview and is not supported for use in production systems.

2.2. Bucket Policies

The Ceph Object Gateway supports a subset of the Amazon S3 policy language applied to buckets.

Creation and Removal

Ceph Object Gateway manages S3 Bucket policies through standard S3 operations rather than using the radosgw-admin CLI tool.

Administrators may use the s3cmd command to set or delete a policy. For example:

$ cat > examplepol
{
  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [{
    "Effect": "Allow",
    "Principal": {"AWS": ["arn:aws:iam::usfolks:user/fred"]},
    "Action": "s3:PutObjectAcl",
    "Resource": [
      "arn:aws:s3:::happybucket/*"
    ]
  }]
}

$ s3cmd setpolicy examplepol s3://happybucket
$ s3cmd delpolicy s3://happybucket

Limitations

Ceph Object Gateway only supports the following S3 actions:

  • s3:AbortMultipartUpload
  • s3:CreateBucket
  • s3:DeleteBucketPolicy
  • s3:DeleteBucket
  • s3:DeleteBucketWebsite
  • s3:DeleteObject
  • s3:DeleteObjectVersion
  • s3:GetBucketAcl
  • s3:GetBucketCORS
  • s3:GetBucketLocation
  • s3:GetBucketPolicy
  • s3:GetBucketRequestPayment
  • s3:GetBucketVersioning
  • s3:GetBucketWebsite
  • s3:GetLifecycleConfiguration
  • s3:GetObjectAcl
  • s3:GetObject
  • s3:GetObjectTorrent
  • s3:GetObjectVersionAcl
  • s3:GetObjectVersion
  • s3:GetObjectVersionTorrent
  • s3:ListAllMyBuckets
  • s3:ListBucketMultiPartUploads
  • s3:ListBucket
  • s3:ListBucketVersions
  • s3:ListMultipartUploadParts
  • s3:PutBucketAcl
  • s3:PutBucketCORS
  • s3:PutBucketPolicy
  • s3:PutBucketRequestPayment
  • s3:PutBucketVersioning
  • s3:PutBucketWebsite
  • s3:PutLifecycleConfiguration
  • s3:PutObjectAcl
  • s3:PutObject
  • s3:PutObjectVersionAcl
Note

Ceph Object Gateway does not support setting policies on users, groups, or roles.

The Ceph Object Gateway uses the RGW ‘tenant’ identifier in place of the Amazon twelve-digit account ID. Ceph Object Gateway administrators who want to use policies between Amazon Web Service (AWS) S3 and Ceph Object Gateway S3 will have to use the Amazon account ID as the tenant ID when creating users.

With AWS S3, all tenants share a single namespace. By contrast, Ceph Object Gateway gives every tenant its own namespace of buckets. At present, Ceph Object Gateway clients trying to access a bucket belonging to another tenant MUST address it as tenant:bucket in the S3 request.

In the AWS, a bucket policy can grant access to another account, and that account owner can then grant access to individual users with user permissions. Since Ceph Object Gateway does not yet support user, role, and group permissions, account owners will need to grant access directly to individual users.

Important

Granting an entire account access to a bucket grants access to ALL users in that account.

Bucket policies do NOT support string interpolation.

Ceph Object Gateway supports the following condition keys:

  • aws:CurrentTime
  • aws:EpochTime
  • aws:PrincipalType
  • aws:Referer
  • aws:SecureTransport
  • aws:SourceIp
  • aws:UserAgent
  • aws:username

Ceph Object Gateway ONLY supports the following condition keys for the ListBucket action:

  • s3:prefix
  • s3:delimiter
  • s3:max-keys

Impact on Swift

Ceph Object Gateway provides no functionality to set bucket policies under the Swift API. However, bucket policies that have been set with the S3 API govern Swift as well as S3 operations.

Ceph Object Gateway matches Swift credentials against Principals specified in a policy.

2.3. Authentication and Access Control Lists

Requests to the Ceph Object Gateway can be either authenticated or unauthenticated. Ceph Object Gateway assumes unauthenticated requests are sent by an anonymous user. Ceph Object Gateway supports canned ACLs.

2.3.1. Authentication

For most use cases, clients use existing open source libraries like the Amazon SDK’s AmazonS3Client for Java, and Python Boto, where you simply pass in the access key and secret key, and the library builds the request header and authentication signature for you. However, you can create requests and sign them too.

Authenticating a request requires including an access key and a base 64-encoded Hash-based Message Authentication Code (HMAC) in the request before it is sent to the Ceph Object Gateway server. Ceph Object Gateway uses an S3-compatible authentication approach.

Example

HTTP/1.1
PUT /buckets/bucket/object.mpeg
Host: cname.domain.com
Date: Mon, 2 Jan 2012 00:01:01 +0000
Content-Encoding: mpeg
Content-Length: 9999999

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

In the foregoing example, replace <access_key> with the value for the access key ID followed by a colon (:). Replace <hash_of_header_and_secret> with a hash of a canonicalized header string and the secret corresponding to the access key ID.

To generate the hash of the header string and secret, you must:

  1. Get the value of the header string.
  2. Normalize the request header string into canonical form.
  3. Generate an HMAC using a SHA-1 hashing algorithm.
  4. Encode the hmac result as base-64.

To normalize the header into canonical form:

  1. Get all content- headers.
  2. Remove all content- headers except for content-type and content-md5.
  3. Ensure the content- header names are lowercase.
  4. Sort the content- headers lexicographically.
  5. Ensure you have a Date header AND ensure the specified date uses GMT and not an offset.
  6. Get all headers beginning with x-amz-.
  7. Ensure that the x-amz- headers are all lowercase.
  8. Sort the x-amz- headers lexicographically.
  9. Combine multiple instances of the same field name into a single field and separate the field values with a comma.
  10. Replace white space and line breaks in header values with a single space.
  11. Remove white space before and after colons.
  12. Append a new line after each header.
  13. Merge the headers back into the request header.

Replace the <hash_of_header_and_secret> with the base-64 encoded HMAC string.

For additional details, consult the Signing and Authenticating REST Requests section of Amazon Simple Storage Service documentation.

2.3.2. Access Control Lists (ACLs)

Ceph Object Gateway supports S3-compatible ACL functionality. An ACL is a list of access grants that specify which operations a user can perform on a bucket or on an object. Each grant has a different meaning when applied to a bucket versus applied to an object:

Table 2.3. User Operations

PermissionBucketObject

READ

Grantee can list the objects in the bucket.

Grantee can read the object.

WRITE

Grantee can write or delete objects in the bucket.

N/A

READ_ACP

Grantee can read bucket ACL.

Grantee can read the object ACL.

WRITE_ACP

Grantee can write bucket ACL.

Grantee can write to the object ACL.

FULL_CONTROL

Grantee has full permissions for object in the bucket.

Grantee can read or write to the object ACL.

2.3.3. Authentication using the STS Lite API (Technology Preview)

The Ceph Object Gateway provides support for a subset of the Amazon Secure Token Service (STS) REST APIs. STS Lite provides access to a set of temporary credentials for identity and access management.

The STS Lite authentication mechanism is integrated with Keystone in the Ceph Object Gateway. A set of temporary security credentials are returned after authenticating a set of Amazon Web Services (AWS) credentials with Keystone. The STS engine authenticates these temporary security credentials made by subsequent S3 calls, resulting in less load on the Keystone server.

The Ceph Object Gateway implements the following STS Lite REST APIs:

GetSessionToken

Returns a set of temporary security credentials for a set of AWS credentials. Use this API for initial authentication with Keystone and the temporary credentials returned can be used to make subsequent S3 calls. The temporary credentials will have the same permission as that of the AWS credentials.

Parameters:

DurationSeconds (Integer/ Optional)
The duration in seconds for which the credentials should remain valid. The default value is 3600 seconds. The max value is 43200 seconds. You can set this value using the rgw_sts_max_session option in the Ceph configuration file, by default the /etc/ceph/ceph.conf file.
SerialNumber (String/ Optional)
The identifier number of the Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) device associated with the user making the GetSessionToken call.
TokenCode (String/ Optional)
The value provided by the MFA device, if MFA is required.
AssumeRole

Returns a set of temporary credentials that can be used for cross-account access. The temporary credentials will have permissions that are allowed by both - permission policies attached with the Role and policy attached with the AssumeRole API.

Parameters:

RoleArn (String/ Required)
Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the Role to Assume.
RoleSessionName (String/ Required)

An Identifier for the assumed role session.

Policy (String/ Optional):
An IAM Policy in JSON format.
DurationSeconds (Integer/ Optional)
The duration in seconds of the session. The default value is 3600.
ExternalId (String/ Optional)
A unique Id that might be used when a role is assumed in another account.
SerialNumber (String/ Optional)
The identifier number of the MFA device associated with the user making the AssumeRole call.
TokenCode (String/ Optional)
The value provided by the MFA device, if the trust policy of the role being assumed requires MFA.

Additional Resources

2.4. Accessing the Gateway

You can use various programming languages to create a connection with the gateway server and do the bucket management tasks. There are different open source libraries available for these programming languages that are used for authentication with the gateway.

The sections mentioned below will describe the procedure for some of the popular programming languages.

2.4.1. Prerequisites

You must follow some prerequisites on the Ceph Object Gateway node before attempting to access the gateway server. The prerequisites are as follows:

  1. Set up the gateway server properly by following the instructions based on the operating system:

    1. For Red Hat Enterprise Linux, see the Ceph Object Gateway Installation chapter in the Installation Guide for Red hat Enterprise Linux.
    2. For Ubuntu, see the Ceph Object Gateway Installation chapter in the Installation Guide for Ubuntu.
  2. DO NOT modify the Ceph configuration file to use port 80 and let Civetweb use the default Ansible configured port of 8080.
  3. As root, open port 8080 on firewall:

    # firewall-cmd --zone=public --add-port=8080/tcp --permanent
    # firewall-cmd --reload
  4. Add a wildcard to the DNS server that you are using for the gateway as mentioned in the Object Gateway Guide.

    You can also set up the gateway node for local DNS caching. To do so, execute the following steps:

    1. As root, install and setup dnsmasq:

      # yum install dnsmasq
      # echo "address=/.<FQDN_of_gateway_node>/<IP_of_gateway_node>" | tee --append /etc/dnsmasq.conf
      # systemctl start dnsmasq
      # systemctl enable dnsmasq

      Replace <IP_of_gateway_node> and <FQDN_of_gateway_node> with the IP address and FQDN of the gateway node.

    2. As root, stop NetworkManager:

      # systemctl stop NetworkManager
      # systemctl disable NetworkManager
    3. As root, set the gateway server’s IP as the nameserver:

      # echo "DNS1=<IP_of_gateway_node>" | tee --append /etc/sysconfig/network-scripts/ifcfg-eth0
      # echo "<IP_of_gateway_node> <FQDN_of_gateway_node>" | tee --append /etc/hosts
      # systemctl restart network
      # systemctl enable network
      # systemctl restart dnsmasq

      Replace <IP_of_gateway_node> and <FQDN_of_gateway_node> with the IP address and FQDN of the gateway node.

    4. Verify subdomain requests:

      $ ping mybucket.<FQDN_of_gateway_node>

      Replace <FQDN_of_gateway_node> with the FQDN of the gateway node.

      Warning

      Setting up the gateway server for local DNS caching is for testing purposes only. You won’t be able to access outside network after doing this. It is strongly recommended to use a proper DNS server for the Ceph cluster and gateway node.

  5. Create the radosgw user for S3 access carefully as mentioned in the Object Gateway Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or Object Gateway Guide for Ubuntu and copy the generated access_key and secret_key. You will need these keys for S3 access and subsequent bucket management tasks.

2.4.2. Ruby AWS::S3 Examples (aws-s3 gem)

You can use Ruby programming language along with aws-s3 gem for S3 access. Execute the steps mentioned below on the node used for accessing the Ceph Object Gateway server with Ruby AWS::S3.

Setup Ruby

Execute the following steps to setup Ruby:

  1. As root, install ruby:

    # yum install ruby
    Note

    The above command will install ruby and it’s essential dependencies like rubygems and ruby-libs too. If somehow the command doesn’t install all the dependencies, install them separately.

  2. As root, install aws-s3:

    # gem install aws-s3

Creating a connection

  1. Create a project directory:

    $ mkdir ruby_aws_s3
    $ cd ruby_aws_s3
  2. Create the connection file:

    $ vim conn.rb
  3. Paste the following contents into the conn.rb file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    require 'aws/s3'
    require 'resolv-replace'
    
    AWS::S3::Base.establish_connection!(
            :server            => '<FQDN_of_gateway_node>',
            :port           => '8080',
            :access_key_id     => 'my-access-key',
            :secret_access_key => 'my-secret-key'
    )

    Replace <FQDN_of_gateway_node> with the FQDN of your gateway node. Replace my-access-key and my-secret-key with the access_key and secret_key that were generated when you created the radosgw user for S3 access as mentioned in the Object Gateway Guide for Red Hat Enterprise Linux or the Object Gateway Guide for Ubuntu.

    An example connection file looks like the following:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    require 'aws/s3'
    
    require 'resolv-replace'
    
    AWS::S3::Base.establish_connection!(
            :server            => 'testclient.englab.pnq.redhat.com',
            :port           => '8080',
            :access_key_id     => '98J4R9P22P5CDL65HKP8',
            :secret_access_key => '6C+jcaP0dp0+FZfrRNgyGA9EzRy25pURldwje049'
    )

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  4. Make the file executable:

    $ chmod +x conn.rb
  5. Run the file:

    $ ./conn.rb | echo $?

    If you have provided the values correctly in the file, the output of the command will be 0.

Creating a bucket

  1. Create a new file:

    $ vim create_bucket.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    AWS::S3::Bucket.create('my-new-bucket1')

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    $ chmod +x create_bucket.rb
  3. Run the file:

    $ ./create_bucket.rb

    If the output of the command is true it would mean that bucket my-new-bucket1 was created successfully.

Listing owned buckets

  1. Create a new file:

    $ vim list_owned_buckets.rb

    Paste the following content into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    AWS::S3::Service.buckets.each do |bucket|
            puts "#{bucket.name}\t#{bucket.creation_date}"
    end

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    $ chmod +x list_owned_buckets.rb
  3. Run the file:

    $ ./list_owned_buckets.rb

    The output should look something like this:

    my-new-bucket1 2016-01-21 10:33:19 UTC

Creating an object

  1. Create a new file:

    $ vim create_object.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    AWS::S3::S3Object.store(
            'hello.txt',
            'Hello World!',
            'my-new-bucket1',
            :content_type => 'text/plain'
    )

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    $ chmod +x create_object.rb
  3. Run the file:

    $ ./create_object.rb

    This will create a file hello.txt with the string Hello World!.

Listing a Bucket’s Content

  1. Create a new file:

    $ vim list_bucket_content.rb

    Paste the following content into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    new_bucket = AWS::S3::Bucket.find('my-new-bucket1')
    new_bucket.each do |object|
            puts "#{object.key}\t#{object.about['content-length']}\t#{object.about['last-modified']}"
    end

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable.

    $ chmod +x list_bucket_content.rb
  3. Run the file:

    $ ./list_bucket_content.rb

    The output will look something like this:

    hello.txt    12    Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:54:52 GMT

Deleting a empty bucket

  1. Create a new file:

    $ vim del_empty_bucket.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    AWS::S3::Bucket.delete('my-new-bucket1')

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    $ chmod +x del_empty_bucket.rb
  3. Run the file:

    $ ./del_empty_bucket.rb | echo $?

    If the bucket is successfully deleted, the command will return 0 as output.

    Note

    Please edit the create_bucket.rb file to create empty buckets like my-new-bucket9, my-new-bucket10 etc and edit the above mentioned del_empty_bucket.rb file accordingly before trying to delete empty buckets.

Deleting a non-empty bucket (forcefully)

  1. Create a new file:

    $ vim del_non_empty_bucket.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    AWS::S3::Bucket.delete('my-new-bucket1', :force => true)

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    $ chmod +x del_non_empty_bucket.rb
  3. Run the file:

    $ ./del_non_empty_bucket.rb | echo $?

    If the bucket is successfully deleted, the command will return 0 as output.

Deleting an object

  1. Create a new file:

    $ vim delete_object.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    AWS::S3::S3Object.delete('hello.txt', 'my-new-bucket1')

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    $ chmod +x delete_object.rb
  3. Run the file:

    $ ./delete_object.rb

    This will delete the object hello.txt.

2.4.3. Ruby AWS::SDK Examples (aws-sdk gem ~>2)

You can use the Ruby programming language along with aws-sdk gem for S3 access. Execute the steps mentioned below on the node used for accessing the Ceph Object Gateway server with Ruby AWS::SDK.

Setup Ruby

Execute the following steps to setup Ruby:

  1. As root, install ruby:

    # yum install ruby
    Note

    The above command will install ruby and its essential dependencies such as rubygems and ruby-libs. If somehow the command doesn’t install all the dependencies, install them separately.

  2. As root, install aws-sdk:

    # gem install aws-sdk

Creating a connection

  1. Create a project directory:

    $ mkdir ruby_aws_sdk
    $ cd ruby_aws_sdk
  2. Create the connection file:

    $ vim conn.rb
  3. Paste the following contents into the conn.rb file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    require 'aws-sdk'
    require 'resolv-replace'
    
    Aws.config.update(
            endpoint: 'http://<FQDN_of_gateway_node>:8080',
            access_key_id: 'my-access-key',
            secret_access_key: 'my-secret-key',
            force_path_style: true,
            region: 'us-east-1'
    )

    Replace <FQDN_of_gateway_node> with the FQDN of your gateway node. Replace my-access-key and my-secret-key with the access_key and secret_key that were generated when you created the radosgw user for S3 access as mentioned in the Red Hat Ceph Storage Object Gateway Guide.

    An example connection file looks like the following:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    require 'aws-sdk'
    require 'resolv-replace'
    
    Aws.config.update(
            endpoint: 'http://testclient.englab.pnq.redhat.com:8080',
            access_key_id: '98J4R9P22P5CDL65HKP8',
            secret_access_key: '6C+jcaP0dp0+FZfrRNgyGA9EzRy25pURldwje049',
            force_path_style: true,
            region: 'us-east-1'
    )

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  4. Make the file executable:

    chmod +x conn.rb
  5. Run the file:

    ./conn.rb | echo $?

    If you have provided the values correctly in the file, the output of the command will be 0.

Creating a bucket

  1. Create a new file:

    vim create_bucket.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    s3_client = Aws::S3::Client.new
    s3_client.create_bucket(bucket: 'my-new-bucket2')

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    chmod +x create_bucket.rb
  3. Run the file:

    ./create_bucket.rb

    If the output of the command is true it would mean that bucket my-new-bucket2 was created successfully.

Listing owned buckets

  1. Create a new file:

    vim list_owned_buckets.rb

    Paste the following content into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    s3_client = Aws::S3::Client.new
    s3_client.list_buckets.buckets.each do |bucket|
            puts "#{bucket.name}\t#{bucket.creation_date}"
    end

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    chmod +x list_owned_buckets.rb
  3. Run the file:

    ./list_owned_buckets.rb

    The output should look something like this:

    my-new-bucket2 2016-01-21 10:33:19 UTC

Creating an object

  1. Create a new file:

    vim create_object.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    s3_client = Aws::S3::Client.new
    s3_client.put_object(
            key: 'hello.txt',
            body: 'Hello World!',
            bucket: 'my-new-bucket2',
            content_type: 'text/plain'
    )

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    chmod +x create_object.rb
  3. Run the file:

    ./create_object.rb

    This will create a file hello.txt with the string Hello World!.

Listing a Bucket’s Content

  1. Create a new file:

    vim list_bucket_content.rb

    Paste the following content into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    s3_client = Aws::S3::Client.new
    s3_client.list_objects(bucket: 'my-new-bucket2').contents.each do |object|
            puts "#{object.key}\t#{object.size}"
    end

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable.

    chmod +x list_bucket_content.rb
  3. Run the file:

    ./list_bucket_content.rb

    The output will look something like this:

    hello.txt    12    Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:54:52 GMT

Deleting a empty bucket

  1. Create a new file:

    vim del_empty_bucket.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    s3_client = Aws::S3::Client.new
    s3_client.delete_bucket(bucket: 'my-new-bucket2')

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    chmod +x del_empty_bucket.rb
  3. Run the file:

    ./del_empty_bucket.rb | echo $?

    If the bucket is successfully deleted, the command will return 0 as output.

    Note

    Please edit the create_bucket.rb file to create empty buckets like my-new-bucket6, my-new-bucket7 etc and edit the above mentioned del_empty_bucket.rb file accordingly before trying to delete empty buckets.

Deleting a non-empty bucket (forcefully)

  1. Create a new file:

    vim del_non_empty_bucket.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    s3_client = Aws::S3::Client.new
    Aws::S3::Bucket.new('my-new-bucket2', client: s3_client).clear!
    s3_client.delete_bucket(bucket: 'my-new-bucket2')

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    chmod +x del_non_empty_bucket.rb
  3. Run the file:

    ./del_non_empty_bucket.rb | echo $?

    If the bucket is successfully deleted, the command will return 0 as output.

Deleting an object

  1. Create a new file:

    vim delete_object.rb

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    #!/usr/bin/env ruby
    
    load 'conn.rb'
    
    s3_client = Aws::S3::Client.new
    s3_client.delete_object(key: 'hello.txt', bucket: 'my-new-bucket2')

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Make the file executable:

    chmod +x delete_object.rb
  3. Run the file:

    ./delete_object.rb

    This will delete the object hello.txt.

2.4.4. PHP S3 Examples

You can use PHP scripts too for S3 access. Execute the steps mentioned below on the node used for accessing the Ceph Object Gateway server with PHP.

Important

The examples given below are tested against php v5.4.16 and aws-sdk v2.8.24. DO NOT use the latest version of aws-sdk for php as it requires php >= 5.5+. php 5.5 is not available in the default repos of RHEL 7. If you want to use php 5.5, you will have to enable epel and other third party repos. Also, the configuration options for php 5.5 and latest version of aws-sdk are different.

Setup PHP/AWS SDK

Execute the following steps to set up PHP:

  1. As root, install php:

    # yum install php
  2. Install aws-sdk for php:

    Download the zip archive of aws-sdk for php and extract it.

Creating a connection

  1. Create a project directory:

    $ mkdir php_s3
    $ cd php_s3
  2. Copy the extracted aws directory to the project directory. For example:

    $ cp -r ~/Downloads/aws/ ~/php_s3/
  3. Create the connection file:

    $ vim conn.php
  4. Paste the following contents in the conn.php file:

    <?php
    define('AWS_KEY', 'my_access_key');
    define('AWS_SECRET_KEY', 'my_secret_key');
    define('HOST', '<FQDN_of_gateway_node>');
    define('PORT', '8080');
    
    // require the AWS SDK for php library
    require '/path_to_aws/aws-autoloader.php';
    
    use Aws\S3\S3Client;
    
    // Establish connection with host using S3 Client
    $client = S3Client::factory(array(
        'base_url' => HOST,
        'port' => PORT,
        'key'      => AWS_KEY,
        'secret'   => AWS_SECRET_KEY
    ));
    ?>

    Replace <FQDN_of_gateway_node> with the FQDN of the gateway node. Replace my-access-key and my-secret-key with the access_key and secret_key that were generated when you created the radosgw user for S3 access as mentioned in the Red Hat Ceph Storage Object Gateway Guide. Also, replace path_to_aws with absolute path to the extracted aws directory that you copied to the php project directory.

    An example connection file will look like the following:

    <?php
    define('AWS_KEY', '{key}');
    define('AWS_SECRET_KEY', '{secret}');
    define('HOST', 'http://{hostname}');
    
    // require the AWS SDK for php library
    require '/home/ceph/php_s3/aws/aws-autoloader.php';
    
    use Aws\S3\S3Client;
    
    // Establish connection with host using S3 Client
    $client = S3Client::factory(array(
        'base_url' => HOST,
        'port' => PORT,
        'key'      => AWS_KEY,
        'secret'   => AWS_SECRET_KEY
    ));
    ?>

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  5. Run the file:

    $ php -f conn.php | echo $?

    If you have provided the values correctly in the file, the output of the command will be 0.

Creating a bucket

  1. Create a new file:

    vim create_bucket.php

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    <?php
    
    include 'conn.php';
    
    $client->createBucket(array('Bucket' => 'my-new-bucket3'));
    
    ?>

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Run the file:

    php -f create_bucket.php

Listing owned buckets

  1. Create a new file:

    vim list_owned_buckets.php

    Paste the following content into the file:

    <?php
    
    include 'conn.php';
    
    $blist = $client->listBuckets();
    echo "   Buckets belonging to " . $blist['Owner']['ID'] . ":\n";
    foreach ($blist['Buckets'] as $b) {
        echo "{$b['Name']}\t{$b['CreationDate']}\n";
    }
    
    ?>

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Run the file:

    php -f list_owned_buckets.php

    The output should look something like this:

    my-new-bucket3 2016-01-21 10:33:19 UTC

Creating an object

  1. Create a source file hello.txt:

    echo "Hello World!" > hello.txt
  2. Create a new php file:

    vim create_object.php

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    <?php
    
    include 'conn.php';
    
    $key         = 'hello.txt';
    $source_file = './hello.txt';
    $acl         = 'private';
    $bucket      = 'my-new-bucket3';
    $client->upload($bucket, $key, fopen($source_file, 'r'), $acl);
    
    ?>

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  3. Run the file:

    php -f create_object.php

    This will create the object hello.txt in bucket my-new-bucket3.

Listing a Bucket’s Content

  1. Create a new file:

    vim list_bucket_content.php

    Paste the following content into the file:

    <?php
    
    include 'conn.php';
    
    $o_iter = $client->getIterator('ListObjects', array(
        'Bucket' => 'my-new-bucket3'
    ));
    foreach ($o_iter as $o) {
        echo "{$o['Key']}\t{$o['Size']}\t{$o['LastModified']}\n";
    }
    ?>

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Run the file:

    php -f list_bucket_content.php

    The output will look something like this:

    hello.txt    12    Fri, 22 Jan 2016 15:54:52 GMT

Deleting an empty bucket

  1. Create a new file:

    vim del_empty_bucket.php

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    <?php
    
    include 'conn.php';
    
    $client->deleteBucket(array('Bucket' => 'my-new-bucket3'));
    ?>

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Run the file:

    php -f del_empty_bucket.php | echo $?

    If the bucket is successfully deleted, the command will return 0 as output.

    Note

    Edit the create_bucket.php file to create empty buckets like my-new-bucket4, my-new-bucket5, and so on, and then edit the del_empty_bucket.php file accordingly before trying to delete empty buckets.

Deleting a non-empty bucket (forcefully)

Deleting a non-empty bucket is not currently supported in php 2 and newer versions of aws-sdk.

Deleting an object

  1. Create a new file:

    vim delete_object.php

    Paste the following contents into the file:

    <?php
    
    include 'conn.php';
    
    $client->deleteObject(array(
        'Bucket' => 'my-new-bucket3',
        'Key'    => 'hello.txt',
    ));
    ?>

    Save the file and exit the editor.

  2. Run the file:

    php -f delete_object.php

    This will delete the object hello.txt.

2.4.5. Configuring and using STS Lite with Keystone (Technology Preview)

The Amazon Secure Token Service (STS) and S3 APIs co-exist in the same namespace. The STS options can be configured in conjunction with the Keystone options.

Note

Both S3 and STS APIs can be accessed using the same endpoint in Ceph Object Gateway.

Prerequisites

  • Red Hat Ceph Storage 3.2 or higher.
  • A running Ceph Object Gateway.
  • Installation of the Boto Python module, version 3 or higher.

Procedure

  1. Open and edit the group_vars/rgws.yml file with the following options:

    rgw_sts_key = $STS_KEY_FOR_ENCRYPTING_SESSION_TOKEN
    rgw_s3_auth_use_sts = true
  2. Rerun the Ansible playbook:

    [user@admin ceph-ansible]$ ansible-playbook site.yml --limit rgws
  3. Generate the EC2 credentials:

    Example

    $ openstack ec2 credentials create
    +------------+--------------------------------------------------------+
    | Field      | Value                                                  |
    +------------+--------------------------------------------------------+
    | access     | b924dfc87d454d15896691182fdeb0ef                       |
    | links      | {u'self': u'http://192.168.0.15/identity/v3/users/     |
    |            | 40a7140e424f493d8165abc652dc731c/credentials/          |
    |            | OS-EC2/b924dfc87d454d15896691182fdeb0ef'}              |
    | project_id | c703801dccaf4a0aaa39bec8c481e25a                       |
    | secret     | 6a2142613c504c42a94ba2b82147dc28                       |
    | trust_id   | None                                                   |
    | user_id    | 40a7140e424f493d8165abc652dc731c                       |
    +------------+--------------------------------------------------------+

  4. Use the generated credentials to get back a set of temporary security credentials using GetSessionToken API.

    Example

    import boto3
    
    access_key = b924dfc87d454d15896691182fdeb0ef
    secret_key = 6a2142613c504c42a94ba2b82147dc28
    
    client = boto3.client('sts',
    aws_access_key_id=access_key,
    aws_secret_access_key=secret_key,
    endpoint_url=https://www.example.com/rgw,
    region_name='',
    )
    
    response = client.get_session_token(
        DurationSeconds=43200
    )

  5. Obtaining the temporary credentials can be used for making S3 calls:

    Example

        s3client = boto3.client('s3',
          aws_access_key_id = response['Credentials']['AccessKeyId'],
          aws_secret_access_key = response['Credentials']['SecretAccessKey'],
          aws_session_token = response['Credentials']['SessionToken'],
          endpoint_url=https://www.example.com/s3,
          region_name='')
    
        bucket = s3client.create_bucket(Bucket='my-new-shiny-bucket')
        response = s3client.list_buckets()
        for bucket in response["Buckets"]:
            print "{name}\t{created}".format(
                        name = bucket['Name'],
                        created = bucket['CreationDate'],
        )

  6. Create a new S3Access role and configure a policy.

    1. Assign a user with administrative CAPS:

      radosgw-admin caps add --uid="$USER" --caps="roles=*"

      Example

      [user@client]$ radosgw-admin caps add --uid="gwadmin" --caps="roles=*"

    2. Create the S3Access role:

      radosgw-admin role create --role-name=$ROLE_NAME --path=$PATH --assume-role-policy-doc=$TRUST_POLICY_DOC

      Example

      [user@client]$ radosgw-admin role create --role-name=S3Access --path=/application_abc/component_xyz/ --assume-role-policy-doc=\{\"Version\":\"2012-10-17\",\"Statement\":\[\{\"Effect\":\"Allow\",\"Principal\":\{\"AWS\":\[\"arn:aws:iam:::user/TESTER\"\]\},\"Action\":\[\"sts:AssumeRole\"\]\}\]\}

    3. Attach a permission policy to the S3Access role:

      radosgw-admin role-policy put --role-name=$ROLE_NAME --policy-name=$POLICY_NAME --policy-doc=$PERMISSION_POLICY_DOC

      Example

      [user@client]$ radosgw-admin role-policy put --role-name=S3Access --policy-name=Policy --policy-doc=\{\"Version\":\"2012-10-17\",\"Statement\":\[\{\"Effect\":\"Allow\",\"Action\":\[\"s3:*\"\],\"Resource\":\"arn:aws:s3:::example_bucket\"\}\]\}

    4. Now another user can assume the role of the gwadmin user. For example, the gwuser user can assume the permissions of the gwadmin user.
    5. Make a note of the assuming user’s access_key and secret_key values.

      Example

      [user@client]$ radosgw-admin user info --uid=gwuser | grep -A1 access_key

  7. Use the AssumeRole API call, providing the access_key and secret_key values from the assuming user:

    Example

    import boto3
    
    access_key = 11BS02LGFB6AL6H1ADMW
    secret_key = vzCEkuryfn060dfee4fgQPqFrncKEIkh3ZcdOANY
    
    client = boto3.client('sts',
    aws_access_key_id=access_key,
    aws_secret_access_key=secret_key,
    endpoint_url=https://www.example.com/rgw,
    region_name='',
    )
    
    response = client.assume_role(
    RoleArn='arn:aws:iam:::role/application_abc/component_xyz/S3Access',
    RoleSessionName='Bob',
    DurationSeconds=3600
    )

    Important

    The AssumeRole API requires the S3Access role.

Additional Resources

  • See the Test S3 Access section in the Red Hat Ceph Storage Object Gateway Guide for more information on installing the Boto Python module.
  • See the Create a User section in the Red Hat Ceph Storage Object Gateway Guide for more information.

2.4.6. Working around the limitations of using STS Lite with Keystone (Technology Preview)

A limitation with Keystone is that it does not supports STS requests. Another limitation is the payload hash is not included with the request. To work around these two limitations the Boto authentication code must be modified.

Prerequisites

  • Red Hat Ceph Storage 3.2 or higher.
  • A running Ceph Object Gateway.
  • Installation of Boto Python module, version 3 or higher.

Procedure

  1. Open and edit Boto’s auth.py file.

    1. Add the following four lines to the code block:

      class SigV4Auth(BaseSigner):
        """
        Sign a request with Signature V4.
        """
        REQUIRES_REGION = True
      
        def __init__(self, credentials, service_name, region_name):
            self.credentials = credentials
            # We initialize these value here so the unit tests can have
            # valid values.  But these will get overriden in ``add_auth``
            # later for real requests.
            self._region_name = region_name
            if service_name == 'sts': 1
                self._service_name = 's3' 2
            else: 3
                self._service_name = service_name 4
    2. Add the following two lines to the code block:

      def _modify_request_before_signing(self, request):
              if 'Authorization' in request.headers:
                  del request.headers['Authorization']
              self._set_necessary_date_headers(request)
              if self.credentials.token:
                  if 'X-Amz-Security-Token' in request.headers:
                      del request.headers['X-Amz-Security-Token']
                  request.headers['X-Amz-Security-Token'] = self.credentials.token
      
              if not request.context.get('payload_signing_enabled', True):
                  if 'X-Amz-Content-SHA256' in request.headers:
                      del request.headers['X-Amz-Content-SHA256']
                  request.headers['X-Amz-Content-SHA256'] = UNSIGNED_PAYLOAD 1
              else: 2
                  request.headers['X-Amz-Content-SHA256'] = self.payload(request)

Additional Resources

  • See the Test S3 Access section in the Red Hat Ceph Storage Object Gateway Guide for more information on installing the Boto Python module.

2.5. Common Operations

2.5.1. Bucket and Host Name

There are two different modes of accessing the buckets. The first, and preferred method identifies the bucket as the top-level directory in the URI.

Example

GET /mybucket HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

The second method identifies the bucket via a virtual bucket host name.

Example

GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: mybucket.cname.domain.com

Tip

Red Hat prefers the first method, because the second method requires expensive domain certification and DNS wild cards.

2.5.2. Common Request Headers

The following table lists the valid common request headers and their descriptions.

Table 2.4. Request Headers

Request HeaderDescription

CONTENT_LENGTH

Length of the request body.

DATE

Request time and date (in UTC).

HOST

The name of the host server.

AUTHORIZATION

Authorization token.

2.5.3. Common Response Status

The following table lists the valid common HTTP response status and its corresponding code.

Table 2.5. Response Status

HTTP StatusResponse Code

100

Continue

200

Success

201

Created

202

Accepted

204

NoContent

206

Partial content

304

NotModified

400

InvalidArgument

400

InvalidDigest

400

BadDigest

400

InvalidBucketName

400

InvalidObjectName

400

UnresolvableGrantByEmailAddress

400

InvalidPart

400

InvalidPartOrder

400

RequestTimeout

400

EntityTooLarge

403

AccessDenied

403

UserSuspended

403

RequestTimeTooSkewed

404

NoSuchKey

404

NoSuchBucket

404

NoSuchUpload

405

MethodNotAllowed

408

RequestTimeout

409

BucketAlreadyExists

409

BucketNotEmpty

411

MissingContentLength

412

PreconditionFailed

416

InvalidRange

422

UnprocessableEntity

500

InternalError

2.6. Service Operations

2.6.1. List Buckets

GET / returns a list of buckets created by the user making the request. GET / only returns buckets created by an authenticated user. You cannot make an anonymous request.

Syntax

GET / HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Table 2.6. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

Buckets

Container

Container for list of buckets.

Bucket

Container

Container for bucket information.

Name

String

Bucket name.

CreationDate

Date

UTC time when the bucket was created.

ListAllMyBucketsResult

Container

A container for the result.

Owner

Container

A container for the bucket owner’s ID and DisplayName.

ID

String

The bucket owner’s ID.

DisplayName

String

The bucket owner’s display name.

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2.7. Bucket Operations

2.7.1. Bucket Operations with Multi Tenancy

When a client application accesses buckets, it always operates with credentials of a particular user. In Red Hat Ceph Storage 3, every user belongs to a tenant. See Multi Tenancy for additional details. Consequently, every bucket operation has an implicit tenant in its context if no tenant is specified explicitly. Thus multi tenancy is completely backward compatible with previous releases, as long as the referred buckets and referring user belong to the same tenant.

Extensions employed to specify an explicit tenant differ according to the protocol and authentication system used.

In the following example, a colon character separates tenant and bucket. Thus a sample URL would be:

https://rgw.domain.com/tenant:bucket

By contrast, a simple Python example separates the tenant and bucket in the bucket method itself:

from boto.s3.connection import S3Connection, OrdinaryCallingFormat
  c = S3Connection(
    aws_access_key_id="TESTER",
    aws_secret_access_key="test123",
    host="rgw.domain.com",
    calling_format = OrdinaryCallingFormat()
  )
  bucket = c.get_bucket("tenant:bucket")
Note

It’s not possible to use S3-style subdomains using multi-tenancy, since host names cannot contain colons or any other separators that are not already valid in bucket names. Using a period creates an ambiguous syntax. Therefore, the bucket-in-URL-path format has to be used with multi-tenancy.

2.7.2. Bucket Lifecycle

You can use a bucket lifecycle configuration to manage your objects so they are stored effectively throughout their lifetime. The S3 API in the Ceph Object Gateway supports a subset of the AWS bucket lifecycle actions:

  • Expiration: This defines the lifespan of objects within a bucket. It takes the number of days the object should live or an expiration date, at which point Ceph Object Gateway will delete the object. If the bucket doesn’t enable versioning, Ceph Object Gateway will delete the object permanently. If the bucket enables versioning, Ceph Object Gateway will create a delete marker for the current version, and then delete the current version.
  • NoncurrentVersionExpiration: This defines the lifespan of non-current object versions within a bucket. To use this feature, the bucket must enable versioning. It takes the number of days a non-current object should live, at which point Ceph Object Gateway will delete the non-current object.
  • AbortIncompleteMultipartUpload: This defines the number of days an incomplete multipart upload should live before it is aborted.

The lifecycle configuration contains one or more rules using the <Rule> element. For example:

<LifecycleConfiguration>
    <Rule>
      <Prefix/>
      <Status>Enabled</Status>
      <Expiration>
        <Days>10</Days>
      </Expiration>
    </Rule>
</LifecycleConfiguration>

A lifecycle rule can apply to all or a subset of objects in a bucket based on the <Filter> element that you specify in the lifecycle rule. You can specify a filter several ways:

  • Key prefixes
  • Object tags
  • Both key prefix and one or more object tags

Key prefixes

You can apply a lifecycle rule to a subset of objects based on the key name prefix. For example, specifying <keypre/> would apply to objects that begin with keypre/:

<LifecycleConfiguration>
    <Rule>
    <Status>Enabled</Status>
        <Filter>
           <Prefix>keypre/</Prefix>
        </Filter>
    </Rule>
</LifecycleConfiguration>

You can also apply different lifecycle rules to objects with different key prefixes:

<LifecycleConfiguration>
    <Rule>
    <Status>Enabled</Status>
        <Filter>
           <Prefix>keypre/</Prefix>
        </Filter>
    </Rule>
    <Rule>
        <Filter>
           <Prefix>mypre/</Prefix>
        </Filter>
    </Rule>
</LifecycleConfiguration>

Object tags

You can apply a lifecycle rule to only objects with a specific tag using the <Key> and <Value> elements:

<LifecycleConfiguration>
    <Rule>
    <Status>Enabled</Status>
        <Filter>
           <Tag>
              <Key>key</Key>
              <Value>value</Value>
           </Tag>
        </Filter>
    </Rule>
</LifecycleConfiguration>

Both prefix and one or more tags

In a lifecycle rule, you can specify a filter based on both the key prefix and one or more tags. They must be wrapped in the <And> element. A filter can have only one prefix, and zero or more tags:

<LifecycleConfiguration>
    <Rule>
    <Status>Enabled</Status>
        <Filter>
          <And>
             <Prefix>key-prefix</Prefix>
             <Tag>
                <Key>key1</Key>
                <Value>value1</Value>
             </Tag>
             <Tag>
                <Key>key2</Key>
                <Value>value2</Value>
             </Tag>
              ...
          </And>
        </Filter>
        <Status>Enabled</Status>
    </Rule>
</LifecycleConfiguration>

For additional details, see:

2.7.3. Head Bucket

Calls HEAD on a bucket to determine if it exists and if the caller has access permissions. Returns 200 OK if the bucket exists and the caller has permissions; 404 Not Found if the bucket does not exist; and, 403 Forbidden if the bucket exists but the caller does not have access permissions.

Syntax

HEAD /<bucket> HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com
Date: date
Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

2.7.4. PUT Bucket

Creates a new bucket. To create a bucket, you must have a user ID and a valid AWS Access Key ID to authenticate requests. You can not create buckets as an anonymous user.

Constraints

In general, bucket names should follow domain name constraints.

  • Bucket names must be unique.
  • Bucket names must begin and end with a lowercase letter.
  • Bucket names can contain a dash (-).

Syntax

PUT /<bucket> HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com
x-amz-acl: public-read-write

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Table 2.7. Parameters

NameDescriptionValid ValuesRequired

x-amz-acl

Canned ACLs.

private, public-read,public-read-write, authenticated-read

No

HTTP Response

If the bucket name is unique, within constraints and unused, the operation will succeed. If a bucket with the same name already exists and the user is the bucket owner, the operation will succeed. If the bucket name is already in use, the operation will fail.

HTTP StatusStatus CodeDescription

409

BucketAlreadyExists

Bucket already exists under different user’s ownership.

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2.7.5. Put Bucket Lifecycle

To create or replace a bucket lifecycle, use PUT and specify a destination bucket and a lifecycle configuration. The Ceph Object Gateway only supports a subset of the S3 lifecycle functionality. See S3 API Bucket Lifecycle for details.

Syntax

PUT /<bucket>?lifecycle HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>
<LifecycleConfiguration>
  <Rule>
    <Expiration>
      <Days>10</Days>
    </Expiration>
  </Rule>
    ...
  <Rule>
  </Rule>
</LifecycleConfiguration>

Table 2.8. Request Headers

NameDescriptionValid ValuesRequired

content-md5

A base64 encoded MD-5 hash of the message.

A string. No defaults or constraints.

No

See also Common Request Headers

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2.7.6. DELETE Bucket

Deletes a bucket. You can reuse bucket names following a successful bucket removal.

Syntax

DELETE /<bucket> HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Table 2.9. HTTP Response

HTTP StatusStatus CodeDescription

204

No Content

Bucket removed.

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2.7.7. Delete Bucket Lifecycle

To delete a bucket lifecycle, use DELETE and specify a destination bucket.

Syntax

DELETE /<bucket>?lifecycle HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Request Headers

The request does not contain any special elements.

See Common Request Headers

Response

The response returns common response status.

See Common Response Status for details.

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2.7.8. GET Bucket

Returns a list of bucket objects.

Syntax

GET /<bucket>?max-keys=25 HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Table 2.10. Parameters

NameTypeDescription

prefix

String

Only returns objects that contain the specified prefix.

delimiter

String

The delimiter between the prefix and the rest of the object name.

marker

String

A beginning index for the list of objects returned.

max-keys

Integer

The maximum number of keys to return. Default is 1000.

Table 2.11. HTTP Response

HTTP StatusStatus CodeDescription

200

OK

Buckets retrieved

GET /<bucket> returns a container for buckets with the following fields:

Table 2.12. Bucket Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

ListBucketResult

Entity

The container for the list of objects.

Name

String

The name of the bucket whose contents will be returned.

Prefix

String

A prefix for the object keys.

Marker

String

A beginning index for the list of objects returned.

MaxKeys

Integer

The maximum number of keys returned.

Delimiter

String

If set, objects with the same prefix will appear in the CommonPrefixes list.

IsTruncated

Boolean

If true, only a subset of the bucket’s contents were returned.

CommonPrefixes

Container

If multiple objects contain the same prefix, they will appear in this list.

The ListBucketResult contains objects, where each object is within a Contents container.

Table 2.13. Object Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

Contents

Object

A container for the object.

Key

String

The object’s key.

LastModified

Date

The object’s last-modified date/time.

ETag

String

An MD-5 hash of the object. (entity tag)

Size

Integer

The object’s size.

StorageClass

String

Should always return STANDARD.

Return to the features table.

2.7.9. Get Bucket Lifecycle

To get a bucket lifecycle, use GET and specify a destination bucket.

Syntax

GET /<bucket>?lifecycle HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Request Headers

See Common Request Headers

Response

The response contains the bucket lifecycle and its elements.

Return to the features table.

2.7.10. Get Bucket Location

Retrieves the bucket’s zone group. The user needs to be the bucket owner to call this. A bucket can be constrained to a zone group by providing LocationConstraint during a PUT request.

Add the location subresource to bucket resource as shown below.

Syntax

GET /<bucket>?location HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Table 2.14. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

LocationConstraint

String

The zone group where bucket resides, empty string for defult zone group

Return to the features table.

2.7.11. Get Bucket Versioning

Retrieves the versioning state of a bucket. The user needs to be the bucket owner to call this.

Add the versioning subresource to bucket resource as shown below.

Syntax

GET /<bucket>?versioning HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Return to the features table.

2.7.12. PUT Bucket Versioning

This subresource set the versioning state of an existing bucket. The user needs to be the bucket owner to set the versioning state. If the versioning state has never been set on a bucket, then it has no versioning state. Doing a GET versioning request does not return a versioning state value.

Setting the bucket versioning state:

Enabled : Enables versioning for the objects in the bucket. All objects added to the bucket receive a unique version ID. Suspended : Disables versioning for the objects in the bucket. All objects added to the bucket receive the version ID null.

Syntax

PUT /<bucket>?versioning HTTP/1.1

Table 2.15. Bucket Request Entities

NameTypeDescription

VersioningConfiguration

container

A container for the request.

Status

String

Sets the versioning state of the bucket. Valid Values: Suspended/Enabled

Return to the features table.

2.7.13. Get Bucket ACLs

Retrieves the bucket access control list. The user needs to be the bucket owner or to have been granted READ_ACP permission on the bucket.

Add the acl subresource to the bucket request as shown below.

Syntax

GET /<bucket>?acl HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Table 2.16. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

AccessControlPolicy

Container

A container for the response.

AccessControlList

Container

A container for the ACL information.

Owner

Container

A container for the bucket owner’s ID and DisplayName.

ID

String

The bucket owner’s ID.

DisplayName

String

The bucket owner’s display name.

Grant

Container

A container for Grantee and Permission.

Grantee

Container

A container for the DisplayName and ID of the user receiving a grant of permission.

Permission

String

The permission given to the Grantee bucket.

Return to the features table.

2.7.14. PUT Bucket ACLs

Sets an access control to an existing bucket. The user needs to be the bucket owner or to have been granted WRITE_ACP permission on the bucket.

Add the acl subresource to the bucket request as shown below.

Syntax

PUT /<bucket>?acl HTTP/1.1

Table 2.17. Request Entities

NameTypeDescription

AccessControlPolicy

Container

A container for the request.

AccessControlList

Container

A container for the ACL information.

Owner

Container

A container for the bucket owner’s ID and DisplayName.

ID

String

The bucket owner’s ID.

DisplayName

String

The bucket owner’s display name.

Grant

Container

A container for Grantee and Permission.

Grantee

Container

A container for the DisplayName and ID of the user receiving a grant of permission.

Permission

String

The permission given to the Grantee bucket.

2.7.15. GET Bucket cors

Retrieves the cors configuration information set for the bucket. The user needs to be the bucket owner or to have been granted READ_ACP permission on the bucket.

Add the cors subresource to the bucket request as shown below.

Syntax

GET /<bucket>?cors HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Return to the features table.

2.7.16. PUT Bucket cors

Sets the cors configuration for the bucket. The user needs to be the bucket owner or to have been granted READ_ACP permission on the bucket.

Add the cors subresource to the bucket request as shown below.

Syntax

PUT /<bucket>?cors HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

2.7.17. DELETE Bucket cors

Deletes the cors configuration information set for the bucket. The user needs to be the bucket owner or to have been granted READ_ACP permission on the bucket.

Add the cors subresource to the bucket request as shown below.

Syntax

DELETE /<bucket>?cors HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

2.7.18. List Bucket Object Versions

Returns a list of metadata about all the version of objects within a bucket. Requires READ access to the bucket.

Add the versions subresource to the bucket request as shown below.

Syntax

GET /<bucket>?versions HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

You can specify parameters for GET /<bucket>?versions, but none of them are required.

Table 2.18. Parameters

NameTypeDescription

prefix

String

Returns in-progress uploads whose keys contains the specified prefix.

delimiter

String

The delimiter between the prefix and the rest of the object name.

key-marker

String

The beginning marker for the list of uploads.

max-keys

Integer

The maximum number of in-progress uploads. The default is 1000.

version-id-marker

String

Specifies the object version to begin the list.

Table 2.19. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

KeyMarker

String

The key marker specified by the key-marker request parameter (if any).

NextKeyMarker

String

The key marker to use in a subsequent request if IsTruncated is true.

NextUploadIdMarker

String

The upload ID marker to use in a subsequent request if IsTruncated is true.

IsTruncated

Boolean

If true, only a subset of the bucket’s upload contents were returned.

Size

Integer

The size of the uploaded part.

DisplayName

String

The owners’s display name.

ID

String

The owners’s ID.

Owner

Container

A container for the ID and DisplayName of the user who owns the object.

StorageClass

String

The method used to store the resulting object. STANDARD or REDUCED_REDUNDANCY

Version

Container

Container for the version information.

versionId

String

Version ID of an object.

versionIdMarker

String

The last version of the key in a truncated response.

Return to the features table.

2.7.19. List Bucket Multipart Uploads

GET /?uploads returns a list of the current in-progress multipart uploads, that is, the application initiates a multipart upload, but the service hasn’t completed all the uploads yet.

Syntax

GET /<bucket>?uploads HTTP/1.1

You can specify parameters for GET /<bucket>?uploads, but none of them are required.

Table 2.20. Parameters

NameTypeDescription

prefix

String

Returns in-progress uploads whose keys contains the specified prefix.

delimiter

String

The delimiter between the prefix and the rest of the object name.

key-marker

String

The beginning marker for the list of uploads.

max-keys

Integer

The maximum number of in-progress uploads. The default is 1000.

max-uploads

Integer

The maximum number of multipart uploads. The range from 1-1000. The default is 1000.

version-id-marker

String

Ignored if key-marker isn’t specified. Specifies the ID of first upload to list in lexicographical order at or following the ID.

Table 2.21. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

ListMultipartUploadsResult

Container

A container for the results.

ListMultipartUploadsResult.Prefix

String

The prefix specified by the prefix request parameter (if any).

Bucket

String

The bucket that will receive the bucket contents.

KeyMarker

String

The key marker specified by the key-marker request parameter (if any).

UploadIdMarker

String

The marker specified by the upload-id-marker request parameter (if any).

NextKeyMarker

String

The key marker to use in a subsequent request if IsTruncated is true.

NextUploadIdMarker

String

The upload ID marker to use in a subsequent request if IsTruncated is true.

MaxUploads

Integer

The max uploads specified by the max-uploads request parameter.

Delimiter

String

If set, objects with the same prefix will appear in the CommonPrefixes list.

IsTruncated

Boolean

If true, only a subset of the bucket’s upload contents were returned.

Upload

Container

A container for Key, UploadId, InitiatorOwner, StorageClass, and Initiated elements.

Key

String

The key of the object once the multipart upload is complete.

UploadId

String

The ID that identifies the multipart upload.

Initiator

Container

Contains the ID and DisplayName of the user who initiated the upload.

DisplayName

String

The initiator’s display name.

ID

String

The initiator’s ID.

Owner

Container

A container for the ID and DisplayName of the user who owns the uploaded object.

StorageClass

String

The method used to store the resulting object. STANDARD or REDUCED_REDUNDANCY

Initiated

Date

The date and time the user initiated the upload.

CommonPrefixes

Container

If multiple objects contain the same prefix, they will appear in this list.

CommonPrefixes.Prefix

String

The substring of the key after the prefix as defined by the prefix request parameter.

Return to the features table.

2.7.20. PUT Bucket Request Payment

Uses the requestPayment subresource to set the request payment configuration of a bucket. By default, the bucket owner pays for downloads from the bucket. This configuration parameter enables the bucket owner to specify that the person requesting the download will be charged for the request and the data download from the bucket.

Add the requestPayment subresource to the bucket request as shown below.

Syntax

PUT /<bucket>?requestPayment HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Table 2.22. Request Entities

NameTypeDescription

Payer

Enum

Specifies who pays for the download and request fees.

RequestPaymentConfiguration

Container

A container for Payer.

Return to the features table.

2.7.21. GET Bucket Request Payment

Uses the requestPayment subresource to return the request payment configuration of a bucket. The user needs to be the bucket owner or to have been granted READ_ACP permission on the bucket.

Add the requestPayment subresource to the bucket request as shown below.

Syntax

GET /<bucket>?requestPayment HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

2.8. Object Operations

2.8.1. PUT Object

Adds an object to a bucket. You must have write permissions on the bucket to perform this operation.

Syntax

PUT /<bucket>/<object> HTTP/1.1

Table 2.23. Request Headers

NameDescriptionValid ValuesRequired

content-md5

A base64 encoded MD-5 hash of the message.

A string. No defaults or constraints.

No

content-type

A standard MIME type.

Any MIME type. Default: binary/octet-stream

No

x-amz-meta-<…​>

User metadata. Stored with the object.

A string up to 8kb. No defaults.

No

x-amz-acl

A canned ACL.

private, public-read, public-read-write, authenticated-read

No

Table 2.24. Response Headers

NameDescription

x-amz-version-id

Returns the version ID or null.

Return to the features table.

2.8.2. Copy Object

To copy an object, use PUT and specify a destination bucket and the object name.

Syntax

PUT /<dest_bucket>/<dest_object> HTTP/1.1
x-amz-copy-source: <source_bucket>/<source_object>

Table 2.25. Request Headers

NameDescriptionValid ValuesRequired

x-amz-copy-source

The source bucket name + object name.

<bucket>/<object>

Yes

x-amz-acl

A canned ACL.

private, public-read, public-read-write, authenticated-read

No

x-amz-copy-if-modified-since

Copies only if modified since the timestamp.

Timestamp

No

x-amz-copy-if-unmodified-since

Copies only if unmodified since the timestamp.

Timestamp

No

x-amz-copy-if-match

Copies only if object ETag matches ETag.

Entity Tag

No

x-amz-copy-if-none-match

Copies only if object ETag doesn’t match.

Entity Tag

No

Table 2.26. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

CopyObjectResult

Container

A container for the response elements.

LastModified

Date

The last modified date of the source object.

Etag

String

The ETag of the new object.

Return to the features table.

2.8.3. POST Object

Adds an object to a bucket using HTML forms. You must have write permissions on the bucket to perform this operation.

Syntax

POST /<bucket>/<object> HTTP/1.1

Return to the features table.

2.8.4. OPTIONS Object

A preflight request to determine if an actual request can be sent with the specific origin, HTTP method, and headers.

Syntax

OPTIONS /<object> HTTP/1.1

Return to the features table.

2.8.5. Delete Multiple Objects

Deletes multiple objects from a bucket.

Syntax

POST /<bucket>/<object>?delete HTTP/1.1

Return to the features table.

2.8.6. Remove Object

Removes an object. Requires WRITE permission set on the containing bucket.

Deletes an object. If object versioning is on, it creates a marker.

Syntax

DELETE /<bucket>/<object> HTTP/1.1

To delete an object when versioning is on, you must specify the versionId subresource and the version of the object to delete.

DELETE /<bucket>/<object>?versionId=<versionID> HTTP/1.1

Return to the features table.

2.8.7. Get Object

Retrieves an object from a bucket:

Syntax

GET /<bucket>/<object> HTTP/1.1

Add the versionId subresource to retrieve a particular version of the object:

Syntax

GET /<bucket>/<object>?versionId=<versionID> HTTP/1.1

Table 2.27. Request Headers

NameDescriptionValid ValuesRequired

range

The range of the object to retrieve.

Range: bytes=beginbyte-endbyte

No

if-modified-since

Gets only if modified since the timestamp.

Timestamp

No

if-unmodified-since

Gets only if not modified since the timestamp.

Timestamp

No

if-match

Gets only if object ETag matches ETag.

Entity Tag

No

if-none-match

Gets only if object ETag matches ETag.

Entity Tag

No

Table 2.28. Response Headers

NameDescription

Content-Range

Data range, will only be returned if the range header field was specified in the request

x-amz-version-id

Returns the version ID or null.

Return to the features table.

2.8.8. Get Object Information

Returns information about an object. This request will return the same header information as with the Get Object request, but will include the metadata only, not the object data payload.

Retrieves the current version of the object:

Syntax

HEAD /<bucket>/<object> HTTP/1.1

Add the versionId subresource to retrieve info for a particular version:

Syntax

HEAD /<bucket>/<object>?versionId=<versionID> HTTP/1.1

Table 2.29. Request Headers

NameDescriptionValid ValuesRequired

range

The range of the object to retrieve.

Range: bytes=beginbyte-endbyte

No

if-modified-since

Gets only if modified since the timestamp.

Timestamp

No

if-unmodified-since

Gets only if not modified since the timestamp.

Timestamp

No

if-match

Gets only if object ETag matches ETag.

Entity Tag

No

if-none-match

Gets only if object ETag matches ETag.

Entity Tag

No

Table 2.30. Response Headers

NameDescription

x-amz-version-id

Returns the version ID or null.

Return to the features table.

2.8.9. Get Object ACL

Returns the ACL for the current version of the object:

Syntax

GET /<bucket>/<object>?acl HTTP/1.1

Add the versionId subresource to retrieve the ACL for a particular version:

Syntax

GET /<bucket>/<object>versionId=<versionID>&acl HTTP/1.1

Table 2.31. Response Headers

NameDescription

x-amz-version-id

Returns the version ID or null.

Table 2.32. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

AccessControlPolicy

Container

A container for the response.

AccessControlList

Container

A container for the ACL information.

Owner

Container

A container for the object owner’s ID and DisplayName.

ID

String

The object owner’s ID.

DisplayName

String

The object owner’s display name.

Grant

Container

A container for Grantee and Permission.

Grantee

Container

A container for the DisplayName and ID of the user receiving a grant of permission.

Permission

String

The permission given to the Grantee object.

Return to the features table.

2.8.10. Set Object ACL

Sets an object ACL for the current version of the object.

Syntax

PUT /<bucket>/<object>?acl

Table 2.33. Request Entities

NameTypeDescription

AccessControlPolicy

Container

A container for the response.

AccessControlList

Container

A container for the ACL information.

Owner

Container

A container for the object owner’s ID and DisplayName.

ID

String

The object owner’s ID.

DisplayName

String

The object owner’s display name.

Grant

Container

A container for Grantee and Permission.

Grantee

Container

A container for the DisplayName and ID of the user receiving a grant of permission.

Permission

String

The permission given to the Grantee object.

2.8.11. Initiate Multipart Upload

Initiates a multi-part upload process. Returns a UploadId, which you can specify when adding additional parts, listing parts, and completing or abandoning a multi-part upload.

Syntax

POST /<bucket>/<object>?uploads

Table 2.34. Request Headers

NameDescriptionValid ValuesRequired

content-md5

A base64 encoded MD-5 hash of the message.

A string. No defaults or constraints.

No

content-type

A standard MIME type.

Any MIME type. Default: binary/octet-stream

No

x-amz-meta-<…​>

User metadata. Stored with the object.

A string up to 8kb. No defaults.

No

x-amz-acl

A canned ACL.

private, public-read, public-read-write, authenticated-read

No

Table 2.35. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

InitiatedMultipartUploadsResult

Container

A container for the results.

Bucket

String

The bucket that will receive the object contents.

Key

String

The key specified by the key request parameter (if any).

UploadId

String

The ID specified by the upload-id request parameter identifying the multipart upload (if any).

Return to the features table.

2.8.12. Multipart Upload Part

Adds a part to a multi-part upload.

Specify the uploadId subresource and the upload ID to add a part to a multi-part upload:

Syntax

PUT /<bucket>/<object>?partNumber=&uploadId=<upload_id> HTTP/1.1

The following HTTP response might be returned:

Table 2.36. HTTP Response

HTTP StatusStatus CodeDescription

404

NoSuchUpload

Specified upload-id does not match any initiated upload on this object

Return to the features table.

2.8.13. List Multipart Upload Parts

Specify the uploadId subresource and the upload ID to list the parts of a multi-part upload:

Syntax

GET /<bucket>/<object>?uploadId=<upload-id> HTTP/1.1

Table 2.37. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

InitiatedMultipartUploadsResult

Container

A container for the results.

Bucket

String

The bucket that will receive the object contents.

Key

String

The key specified by the key request parameter (if any).

UploadId

String

The ID specified by the upload-id request parameter identifying the multipart upload (if any).

Initiator

Container

Contains the ID and DisplayName of the user who initiated the upload.

ID

String

The initiator’s ID.

DisplayName

String

The initiator’s display name.

Owner

Container

A container for the ID and DisplayName of the user who owns the uploaded object.

StorageClass

String

The method used to store the resulting object. STANDARD or REDUCED_REDUNDANCY

PartNumberMarker

String

The part marker to use in a subsequent request if IsTruncated is true. Precedes the list.

NextPartNumberMarker

String

The next part marker to use in a subsequent request if IsTruncated is true. The end of the list.

MaxParts

Integer

The max parts allowed in the response as specified by the max-parts request parameter.

IsTruncated

Boolean

If true, only a subset of the object’s upload contents were returned.

Part

Container

A container for Key, Part, InitiatorOwner, StorageClass, and Initiated elements.

PartNumber

Integer

The identification number of the part.

ETag

String

The part’s entity tag.

Size

Integer

The size of the uploaded part.

Return to the features table.

2.8.14. Complete Multipart Upload

Assembles uploaded parts and creates a new object, thereby completing a multipart upload.

Specify the uploadId subresource and the upload ID to complete a multi-part upload:

Syntax

POST /<bucket>/<object>?uploadId= HTTP/1.1

Table 2.38. Request Entities

NameTypeDescriptionRequired

CompleteMultipartUpload

Container

A container consisting of one or more parts.

Yes

Part

Container

A container for the PartNumber and ETag.

Yes

PartNumber

Integer

The identifier of the part.

Yes

ETag

String

The part’s entity tag.

Yes

Table 2.39. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

CompleteMultipartUploadResult

Container

A container for the response.

Location

URI

The resource identifier (path) of the new object.

Bucket

String

The name of the bucket that contains the new object.

Key

String

The object’s key.

ETag

String

The entity tag of the new object.

Return to the features table.

2.8.15. Abort Multipart Upload

Aborts a multipart upload.

Specify the uploadId subresource and the upload ID to abort a multi-part upload:

Syntax

DELETE /<bucket>/<object>?uploadId=<upload_id> HTTP/1.1

Return to the features table.

2.8.16. Copy Multipart Upload

Uploads a part by copying data from an existing object as data source.

Specify the uploadId subresource and the upload ID to perform a multi-part upload copy:

Syntax

PUT /<bucket>/<object>?partNumber=PartNumber&uploadId=UploadId HTTP/1.1
Host: cname.domain.com

Authorization: AWS <access_key>:<hash_of_header_and_secret>

Table 2.40. Request Headers

NameDescriptionValid ValuesRequired

x-amz-copy-source

The source bucket name and object name.

<bucket>/<object>

Yes

x-amz-copy-source-range

The range of bytes to copy from the source object.

Range: bytes=first-last, where the first and last are the zero-based byte offsets to copy. For example, bytes=0-9 indicates that you want to copy the first ten bytes of the source.

No

Table 2.41. Response Entities

NameTypeDescription

CopyPartResult

Container

A container for all response elements.

ETag

String

Returns the ETag of the new part.

LastModified

String

Returns the date the part was last modified.

For more information about this feature, see the Amazon S3 site.

Return to the features table.

2.9. Hadoop S3A Interoperability

For data analytics applications that require Hadoop Distributed File System (HDFS) access, the Ceph Object Gateway can be accessed using the Apache S3A connector for Hadoop. The S3A connector is an open source tool that presents S3 compatible object storage as an HDFS file system with HDFS file system read and write semantics to the applications while data is stored in the Ceph Object Gateway.

Ceph Object Gateway is fully compatible with the S3A connector that ships with Hadoop 2.7.3.

2.10. S3 Limitations

Important

The following limitations should be used with caution. There are implications related to your hardware selections, so you should always discuss these requirements with your Red Hat account team.

  • Maximum object size when using Amazon S3: Individual Amazon S3 objects can range in size from a minimum of 0B to a maximum of 5TB. The largest object that can be uploaded in a single PUT is 5GB. For objects larger than 100MB, you should consider using the Multipart Upload capability.
  • Maximum metadata size when using Amazon S3: There is no defined limit on the total size of user metadata that can be applied to an object, but a single HTTP request is limited to 16,000.
  • The amount of data overhead Red Hat Ceph Storage produces to store S3 objects and metadata: The estimate here is 200-300 bytes plus the length of the object name. Versioned objects consume additional space proportional to the number of versions. Also, transient overhead is produced during multi-part upload and other transactional updates, but these overheads are recovered during garbage collection.