Getting Started With the Console

Last updated: 2020-07-13 15:50:49

    If you are a first time user of COS, we recommend that you first read Bucket Overview, [Object Overview] (, Specifications and Limits, and FAQs.

    In the COS Console, you can quickly create a bucket, upload/download objects, and do more. The steps are as follows:

    Step 1. Sign up for a Tencent Cloud Account

    If you already have a Tencent Cloud account, ignore this step.

    Step 2. Verify your Identity

    If you have already done so, ignore this step.
    For more information on how to verify your identity, please see Identify Verification Overview.

    Step 3. Activate the COS Service

    Go to the COS Console and activate the COS service following the instructions. If you have already done so, ignore this step.

    Step 4. Create a Bucket

    1. Log in to the COS Console and click Bucket List on the left sidebar to enter the bucket management page.
    2. Click Create Bucket and enter the bucket information.
      • Name: bucket name, such as examplebucket.
      • Region: region where the bucket resides. Please select the region closest to you. For example, if you are in Shenzhen, you can select the Guangzhou region.
      • Access Permission: bucket access permission. For example, you can select "private read/write".
    3. Click OK.

    Step 5. Upload an Object

    1. Click the bucket name to enter the object list page.
    2. Select Upload File > Select File and select a file to upload to the bucket, such as exampleobjext.txt.
    3. Click Upload.

    Step 6. Download an Object

    1. Click Details for exampleobjext.txt to enter the object attribute page.
    2. Click Download Objects in Basic Information to download the object. Or, click Copy Temporary Link, paste the link into a browser, and press Enter to download the object.


    We are deeply sorry for any inconvenience. Please contact us by submitting a ticket.

    To learn more about how to work with the COS console, such as setting bucket access permissions, hotlink protection, and logging, see [Console Guide]( 436/11365).

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