CURLOPT_AWS_SIGV4 - Man Page

V4 signature

Synopsis

#include <curl/curl.h>

CURLcode curl_easy_setopt(CURL *handle, CURLOPT_AWS_SIGV4, char *param);

Description

Provides AWS V4 signature authentication on HTTP(S) header.

Pass a char * that is the collection of specific arguments are used for creating outgoing authentication headers. The format of the param option is:

provider1[:provider2[:region[:service]]]
provider1, provider2

The providers arguments are used for generating some authentication parameters such as "Algorithm", "date", "request type" and "signed headers".

region

The argument is a geographic area of a resources collection. It is extracted from the host name specified in the URL if omitted.

service

The argument is a function provided by a cloud. It is extracted from the host name specified in the URL if omitted.

NOTE: This call set CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH(3) to CURLAUTH_AWS_SIGV4. Calling CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH(3) with CURLAUTH_AWS_SIGV4 is the same as calling this with "aws:amz" in parameter.

Example with "Test:Try", when curl will do the algorithm, it will generate "TEST-HMAC-SHA256" for "Algorithm", "x-try-date" and "X-Try-Date" for "date", "test4_request" for "request type", "SignedHeaders=content-type;host;x-try-date" for "signed headers"

If you use just "test", instead of "test:try", test will be use for every strings generated

Default

By default, the value of this parameter is NULL. Calling CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH(3) with CURLAUTH_AWS_SIGV4 is the same as calling this with "aws:amz" in parameter.

Protocols

HTTP

Example

CURL *curl = curl_easy_init();

struct curl_slist *list = NULL;

if(curl) {
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL,
                  "https://service.region.example.com/uri");
  curl_easy_setopt(c, CURLOPT_AWS_SIGV4, "provider1:provider2");

  /* service and region also could be set in CURLOPT_AWS_SIGV4 */
  /*
  curl_easy_setopt(curl, CURLOPT_URL, "https://example.com/uri");
  curl_easy_setopt(c, CURLOPT_AWS_SIGV4,
                   "provider1:provider2:region:service");
  */

  curl_easy_setopt(c, CURLOPT_USERPWD, "MY_ACCESS_KEY:MY_SECRET_KEY");
  curl_easy_perform(curl);
}

Availability

Added in 7.75.0

Return Value

Returns CURLE_OK if the option is supported, and CURLE_UNKNOWN_OPTION if not.

Notes

This option overrides the other auth types you might have set in CURL_HTTPAUTH which should be highlighted as this makes this auth method special. This method can't be combined with other auth types.

See Also

CURLOPT_HEADEROPT(3), CURLOPT_HTTPHEADER(3),

Referenced By

curl_easy_setopt(3), CURLOPT_HTTPAUTH(3).

January 25, 2021 libcurl 7.79.0 curl_easy_setopt options