This topic describes how to install and use ossbrowser. ossbrowser is a graphical management tool developed by Alibaba Cloud with similarity to Windows Explorer. You can use ossbrowser to browse, upload, download, and manage objects.

Usage notes

  • The object to upload is smaller than or equal to 48.8 TB in size.
  • The object to move or copy is smaller than or equal to 5 GB in size. For objects larger than 5 GB, we recommend that you use ossutil.
  • ossbrowser is supported on Linux, macOS, and Windows 7 or later. We recommend that you do not use ossbrowser on Windows XP or Windows Server.

Installation

  1. Download and install ossbrowser.
    Supported operating system Current version Download URL
    Windows x32 1.13.0 Windows x32
    Windows x64 Windows x64
    Mac Mac
    Linux x64 Linux x64
    Note
  2. Start and log on to ossbrowser.
    Parameter Description
    Endpoint Select the endpoint that you want to access.
    • Default (Public Cloud): Log on to ossbrowser by using the default endpoint.
    • Customize: Enter the endpoint that you want to use to log on to ossbrowser. You can use a URL starting with "http" or "https" to log on to ossbrowser over HTTP or HTTPS. Example: https://oss-cn-beijing.aliyuncs.com. For more information about regions and endpoints, see Regions and endpoints.
    • cname: Use the custom domain name that is bound to your OSS resources to log on to ossbrowser. For more information about how to bind custom domain names, see Bind custom domain names.
    HTTPS encryption When you set Endpoint to Default (Public Cloud), you can configure this option. If you select this option, you can log on to ossbrowser over HTTPS. Otherwise, you can log on to ossbrowser over HTTP.
    AccessKeyId and AccessKeySecret Enter the AccessKey pair of your account. To ensure data security, we recommend that you log on to ossbrowser by using the AccessKey pair of a RAM user. For more information about how to obtain AccessKey pairs, see Create an AccessKey pair.
    Preset OSS Path Configure OSS paths. Only the paths that you configure are displayed. The account that you use to log on to ossbrowser must have the permission to access the configured paths. When you configure the path, you must specify the path and the corresponding region.
    • The path is in the following format: oss://bucketname/path.
    • Region: Select the region to which the OSS resources belong.

    Select request payer if pay-by-requester is enabled for the corresponding path. For more information about the pay-by-requester mode, see Enable pay-by-requester.

    Keep me logged in If you select this option, ossbrowser remains logged on or automatically logs on when it is opened.
    Remember If you select this option, your AccessKey pair is saved. When you log on to ossbrowser, click AK Histories and select the saved AccessKey pair instead of entering the AccessKey pair repeatedly. Do not select this check box if you use a shared computer.

Manage buckets

  • Create a bucket
    1. On the homepage of ossbrowser, click Create Bucket.
    2. Configure bucket information.
      • Name: The name of a bucket can be up to 63 characters in length. The name must be unique.
      • Region: Set the region for the bucket.
      • ACL: Set ACL for the bucket. For more information about ACLs, see Access control based ACLs.
      • Type: Set the default storage class for the bucket. For more information about storage classes, see Overview.
    3. After the configuration is complete, click OK.
  • Delete a bucket

    Select the bucket to delete. Choose More > Remove. A bucket cannot be deleted when objects or parts are stored in it.

Manage objects

  • Create a folder
    1. On the homepage of ossbrowser, click the bucket in which you want to create a folder.
    2. Click Directory.
    3. Set the folder name and click OK.
      Note
      • The folder name must be UTF-8 characters and cannot contain emoticons.
      • You can create only a single-level folder each time. For example, you can create a single-level folder abc, but not a multi-level folder abc/123.
      • A subfolder cannot contain two consecutive periods (..) in its name.
      • The folder name must be 1 to 254 characters in length.
  • Upload objects or folders

    In the specified bucket or folder, click Files or Folder. Select the objects or folders that you want to upload. You can upload multiple objects or folders at the same time.

  • Download objects or folders

    In the specified bucket or folder, select the objects or folders that you want to download, and click Download. You can download multiple objects or folders at the same time.

  • Copy objects or folders
    1. In the specified bucket or folder, select the object or folder that you want to copy, and click Copy.
    2. Go to the bucket or folder to which you want to copy the data, and click Paste. If the source and destination addresses of the copied object are the same, the original object is overwritten. If the storage class of the overwritten object is IA, Archive, or Cold Archive and the object has been stored for less than the specified number of days, early deletion fees are incurred. For more information, see Billing items and methods.
  • Move objects or folders
    1. In the specified bucket or folder, select the objects or folders that you want to move, and choose More > Move.
    2. Go to the bucket or folder to which you want to copy the data, and click Paste.
      Notice If you move an object or folder, the object or folder is copied from the source address to the destination address. The object or folder in the source address is deleted. If the storage class of the moved object is IA, Archive, or Cold Archive and the object has been stored for less than the specified number of days, early deletion fees are incurred.
  • Rename objects or folders
    In the specified bucket or folder, select the object or folder that you want to rename, and choose More > Rename. Enter the new name.
    Notice
    • You can rename only objects smaller than 1 GB.
    • If you rename an object or a folder, the object or folder is copied, renamed, and then saved. The original object or folder is deleted. If the storage class of the renamed object is IA, Archive, or Cold Archive and the object has been stored for less than the specified number of days, early deletion fees are incurred.
  • Delete objects or folders

    Select the object or folder that you want to delete, and choose More > Remove. If the storage class of the deleted object is IA, Archive, or Cold Archive and the object has been stored for less than the specified number of days, early deletion fees are incurred.

  • Generate a URL for an object
    1. Select the specified object. Choose More > Address.
    2. Enter the validity period of the link. Click Generate.
      Note If the bucket is bound to a custom domain name, you can select the custom domain name to generate a URL for the object. For more information about how to bind a custom domain name, see Bind custom domain names.
    3. Click Copy or Mail it to send the URL to users who want to access the object. The generated QR code can also be used to access the object.
  • Modify HTTP headers for an object
    1. Select the target object and choose More > Http Headers.
    2. In the Http Headers dialog box that appears, configure the HTTP header of the object. For more information about HTTP headers, see Common HTTP headers.
    3. After the configuration is complete, click OK.
  • Preview an object

    Click the name of an object to preview it. ossbrowser allows you to preview objects in the TXT format and image objects smaller than 5 MB.

  • Manage parts

    Select the specified bucket and click Multipart. You can delete parts that you no longer use.