How to Delete an Object in OpenStack Swift

API w/ Java


public class OpenStackSample {

  public static void main(String[] args) {
    Client client = ClientBuilder.newClient();"https://host/v1/sampleAccount/sampleBucket/sampleObject").request().header("X-Auth-Token", ...).delete();



API w/ Go

package main

import ""

func main() {
  resty.R().SetHeader("X-Auth-Token", ...).Delete("https://host/v1/sampleAccount/sampleBucket/sampleObject")

API w/ Node.js

var https = require('https');

var req = https.request({ headers: { 'x-auth-token': ... }, hostname: 'host', method: 'DELETE', path: '/v1/sampleAccount/sampleBucket/sampleObject' });


API w/ Python

import requests

requests.delete('https://host/v1/sampleAccount/sampleBucket/sampleObject', headers = { 'X-Auth-Token': ... })

API w/ Ruby

require 'rest-client'

RestClient.delete 'https://host/v1/sampleAccount/sampleBucket/sampleObject', :x_auth_token => ...


1) Configure the CLI:

export ST_AUTH=https://host/auth/v1.0
export ST_USER=sampleUser
export ST_KEY=samplePassword

2) Run the following command:

swift delete sampleBucket sampleObject


from swiftclient.service import SwiftService

service = SwiftService({ 'auth': 'https://host/auth/v1.0', 'user': 'sampleUser', 'key': 'samplePassword' })

for res in service.delete('sampleBucket', [ 'sampleObject' ]):
  print res

Terraform Provider

1) Configure the provider:

export OS_SWAUTH=true
export OS_AUTH_URL=https://host/
export OS_USERNAME=sampleuser
export OS_PASSWORD=samplepassword

2) If needed, import the object:

terraform import openstack_objectstorage_container_v1.sampleobject sampleobject

3) Destroy the object.

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