Views the location information about the data center (region) to which a bucket belongs. Only the owner of a bucket can view the region of the bucket.

Request syntax

GET /? Location HTTP/1.1
Date: GMT Date
Authorization: SignatureValue

Response elements

Element Type Description
Locationconstraint String Indicates the region where a bucket is located.

Valid values: oss-cn-hangzhou, oss-cn-qingdao, oss-cn-beijing, oss-cn-hongkong, oss-cn-shenzhen, oss-cn-shanghai, oss-us-west-1, oss-us-east-1, and oss-ap-southeast-1

Note For more information about the regions and the locations where the Alibaba Cloud data centers are located, see Regions and endpoints.


Request example:

Get /? location HTTP/1.1
Date: Fri, 04 May 2012 05:31:04 GMT  
Authorization: OSS qn6qrrqxo2oawuk53otfjbyc:ceOEyZavKY4QcjoUWYSpYbJ3naA=

Response example:

HTTP/1.1 200
x-oss-request-id: 534B371674E88A4D8906008B
Date: Fri, 15 Mar 2013 05:31:04 GMT
Connection: keep-alive
Content-Length: 90 
Server: AliyunOSS

<? xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"? >
<LocationConstraint xmlns=””>oss-cn-hangzhou</LocationConstraint >


The SDKs of this API are as follows:

Error codes

Error code HTTP status code Description
AccessDenied 403 You do not have the permission to view the region of a bucket. Only the owner of a bucket can view the region of the bucket.