Puppet HTTP API: File Bucket File

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File Bucket File

The file_bucket_file endpoint manages the contents of files in the file bucket. All access to files is managed with the md5 checksum of the file contents, represented as :md5. Where used, :filename means the full absolute path of the file on the client system. This is usually optional and used as an error check to make sure correct file is retrieved. The environment is required in all requests but ignored, as the file bucket does not distinguish between environments.


Retrieve the contents of a file.

GET /:environment/file_bucket_file/:md5
GET /:environment/file_bucket_file/:md5/:original_path

This will return the contents of the file if it’s present. If :original_path is provided then the contents will only be sent if the file was uploaded with the same path at some point.

Check if a file is present in the filebucket

HEAD /:environment/file_bucket_file/:md5
HEAD /:environment/file_bucket_file/:md5/:original_path

This behaves identically to find, only returning headers.


Save a file to the filebucket

PUT /:environment/file_bucket_file/:md5
PUT /:environment/file_bucket_file/:md5/:original_path

The body should contain the file contents. This saves the file using the md5 sum of the file contents. If :original_path is provided, it adds the path to a list for the given file. If the md5 sum in the request is incorrect, the file will be instead saved under the correct checksum.

Supported HTTP Methods


Supported Response Formats

s or text/plain (a string of the raw file contents)

Puppet also understands pson and text/pson, but their use is deprecated and support will be removed in a future version.




Saving a file

> PUT /production/file_bucket_file/md5/eb61eead90e3b899c6bcbe27ac581660//home/user/myfile.txt HTTP/1.1

> Content-Type: text/plain
> Content-Length: 24

> This is the file content

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK

Retrieving a file

> GET /production/file_bucket_file/md5/4949e56d376cc80ce5387e8e89a75396//home/user/myfile.txt HTTP/1.1
> Accept: s

< HTTP/1.1 200 OK
< Content-Length: 24

< This is the file content

Wrong file name

> GET /production/file_bucket_file/md5/4949e56d376cc80ce5387e8e89a75396//home/user/wrong_name HTTP/1.1
> Accept: s

< HTTP/1.1 404 Not Found
< Not Found: Could not find file_bucket_file md5/4949e56d376cc80ce5387e8e89a75396/home/user/wrong_name


A file_bucket_file response body is not structured data according to any standard scheme such as json/pson/yaml, so no schema is applicable.

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