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Swift Public Container and X-CDN tags

asked 2011-02-18 08:43:22 -0600

daniel-marzini gravatar image

Hi all, first of all, Thank you for your wonderful work.

I've Played a lot with swift and I read that the public container was not supported in austin release. After the Bexar release, in the documentation (link: ( ) inside the authentication section, something new appears:

Example 2.2. Authentication Response

HTTP/1.1 204 No Content Date: Mon, 12 Nov 2010 15:32:21 GMT Server: Apache X-Storage-Url: ( X-CDN-Management-Url: X-Auth-Token: eaaafd18-0fed-4b3a-81b4-663c99ec1cbb Content-Length: 0 Content-Type: text/plain; charset=UTF-8

I'm not able to reproduce the same response. My Swift SAIO does not reply with the X-CDN-Management-Url.

Is there an error in the documentation o I have to troubleshoot, once again, my swift installation?

Thanking you, Regards, Daniel

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answered 2011-02-18 09:19:02 -0600

Hi Daniel,

I think that this is an error in the documentation, perhaps being copied and pasted from the Rackspace Cloud Files docs - swift does not support CDN. It does, however, support public containers.

You can make a container public with this command:

st -A https://swift.auth.url/auth/v1.0 -U -K post -r .r:*

You'll then be able to access all files in this container using its usual url, but without having to authenticate.

Regards, Colin

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answered 2012-11-19 03:49:15 -0600

sujay-m17 gravatar image


Can i make a public container such that i need not authenticate if i want to upload files into it? How to do it?

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answered 2012-01-18 22:52:03 -0600

If I am not using CDN, but setting the X-Container-Read header for a container, what is the URL that I can use to directly access the container?

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answered 2011-02-18 09:27:29 -0600

daniel-marzini gravatar image

Thank You Very Much Colin!

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