S3 Protocol

Ozone provides S3 compatible REST interface to use the object store data with any S3 compatible tools.

S3 buckets are stored under the /s3v volume.

Getting started

S3 Gateway is a separated component which provides the S3 compatible APIs. It should be started additional to the regular Ozone components.

You can start a docker based cluster, including the S3 gateway from the release package.

Go to the compose/ozone directory, and start the server:

docker-compose up -d --scale datanode=3

You can access the S3 gateway at http://localhost:9878

URL Schema

Ozone S3 gateway supports both the virtual-host-style URL s3 bucket addresses (eg. http://bucketname.host:9878) and the path-style addresses (eg. http://host:9878/bucketname)

By default it uses the path-style addressing. To use virtual host style URLs set your main domain name in your ozone-site.xml:


Bucket browser

Buckets could be browsed from the browser by adding ?browser=true to the bucket URL.

For example the content of the ’testbucket’ could be checked from the browser using the URL http://localhost:9878/testbucket?browser=true

Implemented REST endpoints

Operations on S3Gateway service:

Endpoint Status
GET service implemented

Operations on Bucket:

Endpoint Status Notes
GET Bucket (List Objects) Version 2 implemented
HEAD Bucket implemented
DELETE Bucket implemented
PUT Bucket (Create bucket) implemented
Delete Multiple Objects (POST) implemented

Operation on Objects:

Endpoint Status Notes
PUT Object implemented
GET Object implemented
Multipart Upload implemented Except the listing of the current MultiPartUploads.
DELETE Object implemented
HEAD Object implemented


If security is not enabled, you can use any AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID and AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY

If security is enabled, you can get the key and the secret with the ozone s3 getsecret command (*kerberos based authentication is required).

kinit -kt /etc/security/keytabs/testuser.keytab testuser/scm@EXAMPLE.COM
ozone s3 getsecret

Now, you can use the key and the secret to access the S3 endpoint:

export AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=testuser/scm@EXAMPLE.COM
export AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY=c261b6ecabf7d37d5f9ded654b1c724adac9bd9f13e247a235e567e8296d2999
aws s3api --endpoint http://localhost:9878 create-bucket --bucket bucket1

Expose any volume

Ozone has one more element in the name-space hierarchy compared to S3: the volumes. By default, all the buckets of the /s3v volume can be accessed with S3 interface but only the (Ozone) buckets of the /s3v volumes are exposed.

To make any other buckets available with the S3 interface a “symbolic linked” bucket can be created:

ozone sh create volume /s3v
ozone sh create volume /vol1

ozone sh create bucket /vol1/bucket1
ozone sh bucket link /vol1/bucket1 /s3v/common-bucket

This example expose the /vol1/bucket1 Ozone bucket as an S3 compatible common-bucket via the S3 interface.

(Note: the implementation details of the bucket-linking feature can be found in the design doc)



aws CLI could be used by specifying the custom REST endpoint.

aws s3api --endpoint http://localhost:9878 create-bucket --bucket buckettest


aws s3 ls --endpoint http://localhost:9878 s3://buckettest

S3 Fuse driver (goofys)

Goofys is a S3 FUSE driver. It could be used to mount any Ozone bucket as posix file system.

goofys --endpoint http://localhost:9878 bucket1 /mount/bucket1
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