Table of contents
Storage

Files

Download API definition:

POST https://api.bentley.com/storage/folders/{folderId}/files

Create new file

Notes

File creation is three steps operation. This request will create file's meta data. Next two requests need to be executed by using links from the response. Maximum file size to upload with single request is 256 MiB. If bigger file needs to be uploaded there are possibility to use Azure libraries to upload file via given Azure SAS url or by uploading file with multiple requests.

  • uploadUrl is required for file upload. Upload can be done by sending http request and specifying x-ms-blob-type header to BlockBlob.
  • completeUrl should be used to confirm file upload and it is final request for file creation.

Authentication

Requires Authorization header with valid Bearer token for scope storage:modify.

For more documentation on authorization and how to get access token visit OAUTH2 Authorization page.

Authorization

User must be an Organization Administrator for the Organization that owns a given Project or have storage_write permission assigned at the Project level.

An Organization Administrator must have at least one of the following roles assigned in User Management: Account Administrator, Co-Administrator, or CONNECT Services Administrator. For more information about User Management please visit our Bentley Communities Licensing, Cloud, and Web Services wiki page.

Errors

This request can return InvalidCreateFileRequest error with 422 status code. This could happen because of these reasons:

  • File name contains invalid characters.
  • File name's length is larger than 255 characters.
  • File could be harmful. For example, executable files are not accepted.

Request parameters

Name
In
Required?
Description
folderId
template
Yes

Folder Id

Request headers

Name
Required?
Description
Authorization
Yes

OAuth access token with scope storage:modify

Accept
Yes

Setting to application/vnd.bentley.itwin-platform.v1+json is recommended.

Request body

file (create)

Name
Type
Required?
Description
displayName
String
Yes

Display name of the file.

description
String
No

Description of the file.

Example

json
{
    "displayName": "test.txt",
    "description": "test file"
}

Response 202 Accepted

Accepted

json
{
    "_links": {
        "completeUrl": {
            "href": "https://api.bentley.com/storage/files/TYJsPN0xtkWId0yUrXkS5pN5AQzuullIkxz5aDnDJSI/complete"
        },
        "uploadUrl": {
            "href": "https://projectshareprodeussa01.blob.core.windows.net/azuresqldbecpluginstorage/ProjectShare/File/b6145b7f-fee9-4a13-b1e4-5d061970373e?sv=2017-04-17&sr=b&sig=4NfdEriAONQhbHGkrTAL4bNMzjW8Qm5l%2FoEPiSQl%2BPo%3D&se=2020-10-19T15:12:51Z&sp=rw&rscd=attachment%3B%20filename%3D%22test.txt%22&userid=b905387c-a685-4d27-aab7-468c9ff0c9a6"
        }
    }
}

Response 401 Unauthorized

This response indicates that request lacks valid authentication credentials. Access token might not been provided, issued by the wrong issuer, does not have required scopes or request headers were malformed.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "HeaderNotFound",
        "message": "Header Authorization was not found in the request. Access denied."
    }
}

Response 404 Not Found

Parent folder cannot be found.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "FolderNotFound",
        "message": "Requested folder is not available."
    }
}

Response 422 Unprocessable Entity

Invalid request to create a file. Make sure that a valid file ID and file details were passed in.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "InvalidStorageRequest",
        "message": "The request to create file was invalid. Please see the API Reference for possible reasons."
    }
}

Response 429 Too many requests

This response indicates that the user has sent too many requests in a given amount of time.

json
{
    "error": {
        "code": "TooManyRequests",
        "message": "More requests were received than the subscription rate-limit allows."
    }
}

Response headers

Name
Description
retry-after

The number of requests exceeds the rate-limit for the client subscription.

link

Hyperlink container.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
href
String

Hyperlink to the specific entity.

file (create)

Model for file creation.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
displayName
String

Display name of the file.

description
String

Description of the file.

file-upload

Model for file upload.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
_links

Hyperlinks for further file upload and confirmation.

links (upload)

Hyperlinks for further file upload and confirmation.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
uploadUrl

URL for uploading file content.

completeUrl

URL for completing file creation.

Error

Contains error information.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
code
String

One of a server-defined set of error codes.

message
String

A human-readable representation of the error.

target
String

The target of the error.

Error Response

Gives details for an error that occurred while handling the request. Note that clients MUST NOT assume that every failed request will produce an object of this schema, or that all of the properties in the response will be non-null, as the error may have prevented this response from being constructed.

TableSchema
Name
Type
Description
error

Error information.