Sample AWS PHP SDK 2.4.5 code using S3-compatible API

This library can be obtained in from Amazon as a zip file or from github. The examples in this guide have been tested against version 2.4.5 obtained from a zip file. The AWS SDK for PHP 2 requires PHP 5.3.3+. The complete API reference is available on the Amazon site.

This article lists several PHP code examples to interact with DreamObjects.

Creating a Connection

Create an S3 client object to interact with the DHO server.

define('AWS_KEY', 'place access key here');
define('AWS_SECRET_KEY', 'place secret key here');
define('HOST', '');

// require the AWS SDK for PHP library
require 'aws-autoloader.php';

use Aws\S3\S3Client;

// Establish connection with DreamObjects with an S3 client.
$client = S3Client::factory(array(
    'base_url' => HOST,
    'key'      => AWS_KEY,
    'secret'   => AWS_SECRET_KEY

Listing Owned Buckets

List buckets owned by the S3 user.

$blist = $client->listBuckets();
echo "   Buckets belonging to " . $blist['Owner']['ID'] . ":\n";
foreach ($blist['Buckets'] as $b) {
    echo "{$b['Name']}\t{$b['CreationDate']}\n";

The output looks something like this:

Buckets belonging to happydhouser:
mahbuckat1   2011-04-21T18:05:39.000Z
mahbuckat2   2011-04-21T18:05:48.000Z
mahbuckat3   2011-04-21T18:07:18.000Z

Creating a Bucket

$client->createBucket(array('Bucket' => 'my-new-bucket'));

The library is somewhat inconsistent in its validation of permissible bucket names. Typically the command will reject bucket names not safe to use as a subdomain, but does allow “_” underscores. Sticking to DNS-safe names is generally the best practice.

List a Bucket’s Content

Here we request an object iterator and loop over it to retrieve the desired information about the objects (object key, size, and modification time stamp in this case).

$o_iter = $client->getIterator('ListObjects', array(
    'Bucket' => $bucketname
foreach ($o_iter as $o) {
    echo "{$o['Key']}\t{$o['Size']}\t{$o['LastModified']}\n";

The output will look something like this if the bucket has some files:

myphoto1.jpg 251262  2011-08-08T21:35:48.000Z
myphoto2.jpg 262518  2011-08-08T21:38:01.000Z

Deleting a Bucket

The Bucket must be empty, otherwise it won’t work.

$client->deleteBucket(array('Bucket' => $new_bucket));

// optionally, you can wait until the bucket is deleted
$client->waitUntilBucketNotExists(array('Bucket' => $new_bucket));

Forced Delete for Non-empty Buckets

This feature is not currently supported.

Creating an Object

This uploads a file from the filesystem and sets it to be private.

$key         = 'hello.txt';
$source_file = './hello.txt';
$acl         = 'private';
$bucket      = 'my-bucket-name';
$client->upload($bucket, $key, fopen($source_file, 'r'), $acl);

Change an Object’s ACL

This changes the availability of the object hello.txt to be publicly readable, and object secret_plans.txt to be private.

    'Bucket' => 'my-bucket-name',
    'Key'    => 'hello.txt',
    'ACL'    => 'public-read'
    'Bucket' => 'my-bucket-name',
    'Key'    => 'secret_plans.txt',
    'ACL'    => 'private'

‘ACL’ can be one of: private, public-read, public-read-write, authenticated-read, bucket-owner-read, bucket-owner-full-control; full reference.

Delete an Object

This deletes the object goodbye.txt.

    'Bucket' => 'my-bucket-name',
    'Key'    => 'goodbye.txt',

Download an Object (to a file)

This downloads the object poetry.pdf from ‘my-bucket-name’ and saves it in /home/larry/documents.

    'Bucket' => 'my-bucket-name',
    'Key'    => 'poetry.pdf',
    'SaveAs' => '/home/larry/documents/poetry.pdf'

Generate Object Download URLs (signed and unsigned)

This generates an unsigned download URL for hello.txt. This works because hello.txt was made public by setting the ACL above. This then generates a signed download URL for secret_plans.txt that will work for 1 hour. Signed download URLs will work for the time period even if the object is private (when the time period is up, the URL stops working).

$plain_url = $client->getObjectUrl('my-bucket-name', 'hello.txt');
echo $plain_url . "\n";
$signed_url = $client->getObjectUrl('my-bucket-name', 'secret_plans.txt', '+1 hour');
echo $signed_url . "\n";

The output of this will look something like:

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