Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) provides you with network-based data storage and access services. OSS enables you to store and retrieve a variety of objects, such as text, images, audio files, and videos over networks anytime.

Use the OSS console

You can create a bucket and upload objects to the bucket in the OSS console. After you upload objects to a bucket, you can download the objects to local disks or generate signed URLs to share the objects with third parties for downloads or previews. For more information, see Operations in the OSS console.

Use ossutil

ossutil is a tool that allows you to use command lines to manage OSS data and supports the following operating systems: Windows, Linux, and macOS. ossutil provides simple commands for OSS users to efficiently manage buckets and objects. For more information, see ossutil.

The following video shows how to use ossutil.

Use ossbrowser

ossbrowser is a graphical object management tool of OSS. This tool supports Windows, Linux, and macOS. You can use ossbrowser to manage buckets, upload and download objects and directories, and grant permissions to users based on policies in the GUI. For more information, see ossbrowser.

ossbrowser is a graphical desktop tool whose transmission speeds and performance are not as good as those of ossutil.

The following video shows how to use ossbrowser.


OSS provides SDK packages for various programming languages, such as Java, Python, PHP, and Go to facilitate secondary development. For demos of OSS SDKs for various programming languages, see Overview.

Use RESTful APIs

If your business requires a high level of customization, you can directly call RESTful APIs. To directly call an API, you must include the signature calculation in your code. For more information about the OSS API operations, see Description.