Last updated: 2021-08-10 16:14:50


    • Welcome to Tencent Cloud Software Development Kit (SDK) 3.0, a companion tool for the TencentCloud API 3.0 platform. SDK 3.0 is unified and features the same SDK usage, API call methods, error codes, and returned packet formats for different programming languages.
    • This document describes how to use, debug, and connect to TencentCloud APIs with the SDK for C++ 3.0 as an example.
    • This version currently supports various Tencent Cloud products such as CVM, VPC, and CBS and will support more products in the future.

    Dependent Environment

    • The compiler for C++ v11 or above is required, i.e., GCC v4.8 or above. Currently, only the Linux installation environment is supported, while Windows is not.
    • Get the security credential, which consists of SecretId and SecretKey. SecretId is used to identify the API requester, while SecretKey is a key used for signature string encryption and authentication by the server. You can get them on the API Key Management page as shown below:

      Your security credential represents your account identity and granted permissions, which is equivalent to your login password. Do not disclose it to others.

    • Get the calling address (endpoint), which is generally in the format of * and varies by product. For example, the endpoint of CVM is For specific endpoints, please see the API documentation of the corresponding product .
    • Install CMake 3.0 or above. Below is the sample code for installation:
      sudo apt-get install cmake
      yum install cmake3
    • Install the libcurl dependency library. We recommend you install the latest version of libcurl; otherwise, there may be a libcurl memory leak bug.
      sudo apt-get install libcurl4-openssl-dev
      yum install libcurl-devel
    • Install the openssl dependency library. Below is the sample code for installation:
      sudo apt-get install libssl-dev
      yum install openssl-devel
    • Install the libuuid dependency library. Below is the sample code for installation:
      sudo apt-get install uuid-dev
      yum install libuuid-devel

    Installing SDK

    Building SDK from source code

    1. Go to the GitHub code hosting page to download the latest source code package.
    2. Enter the SDK and create necessary build files. Here, path/to/ represents the actual path of the tencentcloud-sdk-cpp package.
    cd <path/to/tencentcloud-sdk-cpp>
    mkdir sdk_build
    cd sdk_build
    cmake ..
    sudo make install

    Using SDK


    The demo cannot be run directly. You need to replace the key and other information with your real and usable information. It is better to configure them in environment variables to avoid exposing them in the code.

    The following describes how to call the DescribeInstances API of CVM.

    #include <tencentcloud/core/TencentCloud.h>
    #include <tencentcloud/core/Credential.h>
    #include <tencentcloud/cvm/v20170312/CvmClient.h>
    #include <tencentcloud/cvm/v20170312/model/DescribeInstancesRequest.h>
    #include <tencentcloud/cvm/v20170312/model/DescribeInstancesResponse.h>
    #include <tencentcloud/cvm/v20170312/model/Instance.h>
    #include <iostream>
    #include <string>
    using namespace TencentCloud;
    using namespace TencentCloud::Cvm::V20170312;
    using namespace TencentCloud::Cvm::V20170312::Model;
    using namespace std;
    int main()
        string secretId = "<your secret id>";
       string secretKey = "<your secret key>";
       Credential cred = Credential(secretId, secretKey);
        DescribeInstancesRequest req = DescribeInstancesRequest();
        CvmClient cvm_client = CvmClient(cred, "ap-guangzhou");
        auto outcome = cvm_client.DescribeInstances(req);
       if (!outcome.IsSuccess())
           cout << outcome.GetError().PrintAll() << endl;
           return -1;
       DescribeInstancesResponse rsp = outcome.GetResult();
       if (rsp.InstanceSetHasBeenSet())
           vector<Instance> instanceSet = rsp.GetInstanceSet();
           for (auto itr=instanceSet.begin(); itr!=instanceSet.end(); ++itr)
        return 0;

    Compile and run the demo code:

    cd example/cvm/v20170312
    mkdir build
    cd build
    cmake ..

    If the system returns an error indicating that a dynamic library is not found, you can specify the path to the dynamic library. For example, if the library is installed in /usr/local/lib, then add the following line:

    export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=/usr/local/lib:$LD_LIBRARY_PATH

    For more samples, please see the example directory.

    Unit Testing

    Creating dependent library for gtest

    The sample installation code is as follows:

    git clone
    cd googletest
    cmake CMakeLists.txt

    Copy the generated libgtest.a and libgtest_main.a static libraries and the header file of gtest to the system directory.

    Configuring environment variables

    • ENV_SecretId: secret ID
    • ENV_SecretKey: secret Key


    Run the following script:


    Relevant Configuration


    If you use the SDK to call an API in a proxy environment, you need to set the system environment variable https_proxy (as shown in the sample code); otherwise, it may not be called normally, and a connection timeout exception will be thrown.