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Django AliCloud OSS Storage

django-oss-storage provides a Django AliCloud OSS file storage.


  • Django file storage for AliCloud OSS
  • Django static file storage for AliCloud OSS
  • Works in Python 2 & 3


  • Install

.. code-block:: bash

$ pip install django-oss-storage
  • Add 'django_oss_storage' to your INSTALLED_APPS setting
  • Set your DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE setting to "django_oss_storage.backends.OssMediaStorage"
  • Set your STATICFILES_STORAGE setting to "django_oss_storage.backends.OssStaticStorage"
  • Configure your AliCloud OSS settings (Refer below).

Use the following settings for file storage.

.. code-block:: bash

STATICFILES_STORAGE = 'django_oss_storage.backends.OssStaticStorage'

DEFAULT_FILE_STORAGE = 'django_oss_storage.backends.OssMediaStorage'

Authentication settings

Use the following settings to authenticate with AliCloud OSS.

.. code-block:: bash

# AliCloud access key ID
OSS_ACCESS_KEY_ID = <Your Access Key ID>

# AliCloud access key secret
OSS_ACCESS_KEY_SECRET = <Your Access Key Secret>

Storage settings

For public or public-read buckets, storage urls will be bucket_name.endpoint/key format

For private buckets, storage urls will be signed url. The expires time can be set by OSS_EXPIRE_TIME as environment variable or as Django settings. The default value for OSS_EXPIRE_TIME is 30 days.

.. code-block:: bash

OSS_EXPIRE_TIME = <Expire Time in Seconds>

File storage settings

Use the following settings to configure AliCloud OSS file storage.

.. code-block:: bash

# The name of the bucket to store files in
OSS_BUCKET_NAME = <Your bucket name>

# The URL of AliCloud OSS endpoint
# Refer for OSS Region & Endpoint
OSS_ENDPOINT = <Your access endpoint>

# The default location for your files
MEDIA_URL = '/media/'

Staticfiles storage settings

All of the file storage settings are available for the staticfiles storage.

.. code-block:: bash

# The default location for your static files
STATIC_URL = '/static/'

staticfiles provides command 'collectstatic'. Run following command to collect all sub-folder 'static' of each app and upload to STATIC_URL.

.. code-block:: bash

$ python collectstatic


First set the required AccessKeyId, AccessKeySecret, endpoint and bucket information for the test through environment variables (Do not use the bucket for the production environment). Take the Linux system for example:

.. code-block:: bash

$ export OSS_ACCESS_KEY_ID=<AccessKeyId>
$ export OSS_ACCESS_KEY_SECRET=<AccessKeySecret>
$ export OSS_BUCKET_NAME=<bucket>
$ export OSS_ENDPOINT=<endpoint>

Support and announcements

Downloads and bug tracking can be found at the main project website <>_.


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