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Last Updated: Nov 02, 2017

Determine an endpoint

An endpoint is the address of Alibaba Cloud OSS in a region. It currently supports two formats.

Endpoint type Description
OSS region address Address of the region where an OSS bucket is located. For more information about endpoints in various regions, see Regions and endpoints.
User-defined domain name Domain name defined by the user, with the CNAME directing to the OSS domain.

OSS region address

You can use any of the following methods to search for an endpoint mapped to the address of the region where an OSS bucket is located:

  • Query the mapping relationship between the endpoint and the region. For more information Regions and endpoints.

  • Log on to the OSS Console, open the Bucket Overview page, and find the suffix of the bucket domain. For example, the suffix oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com of the bucket domain bucket-1.oss-cn-hangzhou.aliyuncs.com is the endpoint of the bucket on the Internet.


You can bind your domain to a bucket through the CNAME and access the objects in the bucket through the domain.

For example, if you require to bind the new-image.xxxxx.com domain to the bucket named image in Shenzhen, do the following:

Contact your domain hosting provider for xxxxx.com to configure a new domain name resolution record used to resolve http://new-image.xxxxx.com to http://image.oss-cn-shenzhen.aliyuncs.com. The record type is CNAME.

Configure an AccessKey

To access Alibaba Cloud OSS, you require a valid pair of access keys (an AccesskeyID and an AccessKeySecret) for signature authentication. The AccessKeys can be obtained through the following steps::

Once you obtain the AccessKeyID and AccessKeySecret, do the following for initialization.

Initialize request options

To use OSS C-SDK, you must initialize request options (oss_request_options_t). Config is used to store basic information for accessing OSS, such as the OSS domain name, and the user’s AccessKeyID and AccessKeySecret.

The is_cname variable specifies whether to use CNAME for accessing the OSS. The ctl variable sets the control information for the OSS access.

  1. void init_options(oss_request_options_t *options) {
  2. options->config = oss_config_create(options->pool);
  3. aos_str_set(&options->config->endpoint, "<Your endpoint>");
  4. aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_id, "<Your AccessKeyId>");
  5. aos_str_set(&options->config->access_key_secret, "<Your AccessKeySecret>");
  6. options->config->is_cname = 0;
  7. options->ctl = aos_http_controller_create(options->pool, 0);
  8. }
  9. int main() {
  10. aos_pool_t *p;
  11. oss_request_options_t *options;
  12. /* Initialize the global variables. It must placed at project startup and before all other logic */
  13. if (aos_http_io_initialize(NULL, 0) != AOSE_OK) {
  14. return -1;
  15. }
  16. /* Initialize the memory pool and options */
  17. aos_pool_create(&p, NULL);
  18. options = oss_request_options_create(p);
  19. init_options(options);
  20. /* Logic code */
  21. /* Release the memory pool resources including the memory allocated through the pool such as options */
  22. aos_pool_destroy(p);
  23. /* Release global resources. It must be placed before the project endiig */
  24. aos_http_io_deinitialize();
  25. return 0;
  26. }


  • If you want to use HTTPS, you must use https:// for the prefix when setting the endpoint.

  • Multithreading is supported, but the aos_http_io_initialize and aos_http_io_deinitialize methods must only be called in the main thread. They are not required in other threads.

  • To set the OSS C-SDK’s underlying libcurl communication parameters, you can set the ctl variable in the request options to control the minimum data upload speed, the connection time-out value, and the DNS cache expiration time.

  • You can also use the ctl variable to obtain the performance parameters of OSS access by OSS C-SDK. Take data uploading for an example. After uploading the data, you can obtain a series of parameter indicators, such as the start time of data upload (start_time), the time of uploading the first byte (first_byte_time), and the time elapsed when data upload is finished (finish_time).

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