Generates the URL and details of a device list file to be uploaded to Object Storage Service (OSS). If you create a static update batch, you can specify devices to be updated in a device list file.


  • A device list file includes the names of devices. Separate multiple device names with line feeds or commas (,). A device list file must be in the CSV format. The maximum size of a device list file is 5 MB.
  • Each device list file can contain a maximum of 10,000 names for the devices of a product that is related to an update package. If the number of device names in a device list file exceeds the limit, an error occurs when you use the file to create a static update batch.


This operation can be used with other operations to upload a device list file. Procedure:

1. Call this operation to generate the information of a device list file to be uploaded to OSS.

The response parameters of this operation include:

The following request parameters of the OSS PostObject operation that is used to upload the device list file: Key, AccessKeyId, Signature, and Policy.

2. Use an OSS SDK to call the PostObject operation to upload the device list file within 1 minute after a response is returned from this operation. For more information about sample code, see the "Usage of response parameters" section.

Note The parameter information that is returned by this operation is valid for 1 minute. You must upload the device list file within 1 minute.

3. After the device list file is uploaded, call the IoT Platform CreateOTAStaticUpgradeJob operation to create a static update batch within 60 minutes.

If device list files are uploaded but you do not call the CreateOTAStaticUpgradeJob to create a static update batch, these uploaded files are automatically deleted by the system on a regular basis.


Each Alibaba Cloud account can run a maximum of 10 queries per second (QPS).

Note RAM users of an Alibaba Cloud account share the quota of the account.


OpenAPI Explorer automatically calculates the signature value. For your convenience, we recommend that you call this operation in OpenAPI Explorer. OpenAPI Explorer dynamically generates the sample code of the operation for different SDKs.

Request parameters

Parameter Type Required Example Description
Action String Yes GenerateDeviceNameListURL

The operation that you want to perform. Set the value to GenerateDeviceNameListURL.

IotInstanceId String No iot-cn-0pp1n8t****

The instance ID. This parameter is not required for public instances. However, the parameter is required for the instances that you have purchased.

In addition to the preceding operation-specific request parameters, you must specify common request parameters when you call this API operation. For more information, see Common request parameters.

Response parameters

Parameter Type Example Description
Code String iot.system.SystemException

The error code returned if the call fails. For more information about error codes, see Error codes.

Data Struct

The file upload information that is returned when the call succeeds. For more information, see the following parameters.

AccessKeyId String cS8uRRy54Rsz****

The AccessKey ID of the bucket owner.

This OSS bucket stores the device list file.

FileUrl String****/ck2nfzljo00023g7kysg0****.csv

The URL of the device list file that is stored in OSS.

After the device list file is uploaded, this parameter is used to call the CreateOTAStaticUpgradeJob operation to create a static update batch.

Host String

The endpoint of OSS.

Key String ota/65dfcda0473be29836dfde585472****/ck2nfzljo00023g7kysg0****.csv

The full path of the device list file. The file is uploaded by the OSS PostObject operation.

ObjectStorage String OSS

The type of object storage. Default value: OSS.

Policy String eyJleHBpcmF****

The parameter that is used by OSS to verify form fields for the request.

Signature String v6lViO4FBvfquajQjg20K5hK****

The signature that is calculated based on the values of the AccessKeySecret and Policy parameters. When you call an OSS operation, OSS uses the signature information to verify the POST request.

UtcCreate String 2019-11-04T06:21:54.607Z

The time when the URL of the device list file was generated. The time is displayed in UTC.

ErrorMessage String A system exception occurred.

The error message returned if the call fails.

RequestId String 74C2BB8D-1D6F-41F5-AE68-6B2310883F63

The globally unique ID that Alibaba Cloud generates for the request.

Success Boolean true

Indicates whether the call succeeds.

  • true: The call succeeded.
  • false: The call failed.

Usage of response parameters

When you call the OSS PostObject operation to upload the device list file to OSS, specify the required response values that are returned from the GenerateDeviceNameListURL operation.

The following sample code that is written in Java shows how to upload the device list file to OSS.

  • Add the following dependencies to the pom.xml file:

  • Sample code:
public static boolean postObject(String key,
                                  String host,
                                  String policy,
                                  String ossAccessKeyId,
                                  String signature,
                                  String data) throws IOException {
  CloseableHttpClient httpClient = HttpClients.createDefault();
  HttpPost uploadFile = new HttpPost(host);

  MultipartEntityBuilder builder = MultipartEntityBuilder.create();
  builder.addTextBody("key", key, ContentType.TEXT_PLAIN);
  builder.addTextBody("policy", policy, ContentType.TEXT_PLAIN);
  builder.addTextBody("AccessKeyId", ossAccessKeyId, ContentType.TEXT_PLAIN);
  builder.addTextBody("signature", signature, ContentType.TEXT_PLAIN);
  builder.addTextBody("success_action_status", "200", ContentType.TEXT_PLAIN);
  builder.addBinaryBody("file", data.getBytes());

  HttpEntity multipart =;
  CloseableHttpResponse response = httpClient.execute(uploadFile);

  if (response.getStatusLine().getStatusCode() == 200) {
    return true;

  return false;


Sample requests
&<Common request parameters>

Sample success responses

XML format


JSON format

    "Data": {
        "Policy": "eyJleHBpcmF****",
        "FileUrl": "****/ck2nfzljo00023g7kysg0****.csv",
        "UtcCreate": "2019-11-04T06:21:54.607Z",
        "AccessKeyId": "cS8uRRy54Rsz****",
        "Signature": "v6lViO4FBvfquajQjg20K5hK****",
        "ObjectStorage": "OSS",
        "Host": "",
        "Key": "ota/65dfcda0473be29836dfde585472****/ck2nfzljo00023g7kysg0****.csv"
    "RequestId": "74C2BB8D-1D6F-41F5-AE68-6B2310883F63",
    "Success": true

Error codes

For a list of error codes, visit the API Error Center.