Get started with Object Storage Service

Last Updated: Apr 28, 2018

Alibaba Cloud Object Storage Service (OSS) is a network-based data storage service. Using OSS, you can store and retrieve a variety of unstructured data files, including text files, images, audios, and videos, over the network at any time.

OSS uploads data as objects to a bucket. You can do the following:

  • Create one or multiple buckets.
  • Add one or multiple objects to each bucket.
  • Share or download an object by getting its URL assigned by OSS.
  • Set access permission of a bucket or object by modifying its attributes.
  • Perform basic and advanced tasks in the OSS console.
  • Perform basic and advanced tasks by using the development toolkit or calling the RESTful API in an application program. For more information, see Developer Guide.

This guide describes how to complete the basic tasks shown in the following figure in the OSS console.

  1. Sign up for OSS
  2. Create a bucket
  3. Upload an object
  4. Share an object
  5. Delete an object
  6. Delete a bucket

For more information about the functions and pricing, see the Alibaba Cloud OSS product.

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