Sample Java Code Using DreamObjects S3-compatible API

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


The following examples may require some or all of the following java classes to be imported:

import java.util.List;
import com.amazonaws.auth.AWSCredentials;
import com.amazonaws.auth.BasicAWSCredentials;
import com.amazonaws.util.StringUtils;

Creating a Connection

Create a connection so you can interact with the server.

String accessKey = "insert your access key here!";
String secretKey = "insert your secret key here!";

AWSCredentials credentials = new BasicAWSCredentials(accessKey, secretKey);
AmazonS3 conn = new AmazonS3Client(credentials);

Listing Owned Buckets

Get a list of Buckets you own. This also prints out the bucket name and creation date of each bucket.

List buckets = conn.listBuckets();
for (Bucket bucket : buckets) {
        System.out.println(bucket.getName() + "\t" +

The output looks something like this:

mahbuckat1   2011-04-21T18:05:39.000Z
mahbuckat2   2011-04-21T18:05:48.000Z
mahbuckat3   2011-04-21T18:07:18.000Z

Creating a Bucket

Create a new bucket called my-new-bucket.

Bucket bucket = conn.createBucket("my-new-bucket");

Listing a Bucket’s Content

Get a list of objects in the bucket. This also prints out each object’s name, the file size, and last modified date.

ObjectListing objects = conn.listObjects(bucket.getName());
do {
        for (S3ObjectSummary objectSummary : objects.getObjectSummaries()) {
                System.out.println(objectSummary.getKey() + "\t" +
                        ObjectSummary.getSize() + "\t" +
        objects = conn.listNextBatchOfObjects(objects);
} while (objects.isTruncated());

The output looks something like this:

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.


Forced Delete for Non-empty Buckets

not available

Creating an Object

Create a file hello.txt with the string "Hello World!"

ByteArrayInputStream input = new ByteArrayInputStream("Hello World!".getBytes());
conn.putObject(bucket.getName(), "hello.txt", input, new ObjectMetadata());

Change an Object’s ACL

Make the object hello.txt publicly readable and secret_plans.txt to be private.

conn.setObjectAcl(bucket.getName(), "hello.txt", CannedAccessControlList.PublicRead);
conn.setObjectAcl(bucket.getName(), "secret_plans.txt", CannedAccessControlList.Private);

Download an Object (to a file)

Download the object perl_poetry.pdf and save it in /home/larry/documents.

        new GetObjectRequest(bucket.getName(), "perl_poetry.pdf"),
        new File("/home/larry/documents/perl_poetry.pdf")

Delete an Object

Delete the object goodbye.txt

conn.deleteObject(bucket.getName(), "goodbye.txt");

Generate Object Download URLs (signed and unsigned)

Generate 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 will stop working).

The Java library does not have a method for generating unsigned URLs, so the example below just generates a signed URL.

GeneratePresignedUrlRequest request = new GeneratePresignedUrlRequest(bucket.getName(), "secret_plans.txt");

The output will look something like this:

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