Purge Directories

Last updated: 2020-06-05 20:04:18


    This is a legacy API which has been hidden and will no longer be updated. We recommend using the new CDN API 3.0 which is standardized and faster.

    1. API Description

    This API (RefreshCdnDir) is used to set resources under the specified directory on a node as expired.

    Domain for API request:cdn.api.qcloud.com

    1) Each user is allowed to purge 100 directories per day;
    2) You may submit up to 20 directories at a time.

    Call Demo

    2. Input Parameters

    The following request parameter list only provides API request parameters. Common request parameters need to be added when the API is called. For more information, refer to Common Request Parameters. The Action field for this API is RefreshCdnDir.

    Parameter Name Required Type Description
    dirs.n Yes String Directory to be purged. You may purge multiple directories


    • You can purge one or multiple directories:

    • Note that URLs must start with "http://" or "https://", otherwise errors will occur.

    3. Output Parameters

    Parameter Name Type Description
    code Int Common error code; 0: Succeeded; other values: Failed. For more information, refer to Common Error Codes on Error Code page.
    message String Module error message description depending on API.
    codeDesc String English error message or error code at business side.

    4. Example

    4.1 Input Example

    dirs.0: http://www.test.com/test/

    4.2 GET Request

    For GET request, all the parameters are required to be appended to the URL:


    4.3 POST Request

    For POST request, the parameters need to be filled in HTTP Request-body. Request address:


    Formats such as form-data and x-www-form-urlencoded are supported for the parameters. The array of parameters is as follows:

    array (
      'Action' => 'RefreshCdnDir',
      'Timestamp' => 1462865178,
      'Nonce' => 279749933,
      'dirs.0' => 'http://www.test.com/test/'

    4.4 Example of Returned Result

    Purge submission succeeded

        "code": 0,
        "message": "",
        "codeDesc": "Success"

    Purge submission failed

        "code": 4000,
        "message": "(9110) Information for this domain does not exist. cdn no such host",
        "codeDesc": 9110

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