PutObjectTagging - Amazon Simple Storage Service
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Sets the supplied tag-set to an object that already exists in a bucket.

A tag is a key-value pair. You can associate tags with an object by sending a PUT request against the tagging subresource that is associated with the object. You can retrieve tags by sending a GET request. For more information, see GetObjectTagging.

For tagging-related restrictions related to characters and encodings, see Tag Restrictions. Note that Amazon S3 limits the maximum number of tags to 10 tags per object.

To use this operation, you must have permission to perform the s3:PutObjectTagging action. By default, the bucket owner has this permission and can grant this permission to others.

To put tags of any other version, use the versionId query parameter. You also need permission for the s3:PutObjectVersionTagging action.

For information about the Amazon S3 object tagging feature, see Object Tagging.

Special Errors

    • Code: InvalidTagError

    • Cause: The tag provided was not a valid tag. This error can occur if the tag did not pass input validation. For more information, see Object Tagging.

    • Code: MalformedXMLError

    • Cause: The XML provided does not match the schema.

    • Code: OperationAbortedError

    • Cause: A conflicting conditional action is currently in progress against this resource. Please try again.

    • Code: InternalError

    • Cause: The service was unable to apply the provided tag to the object.

Request Syntax

PUT /{Key+}?tagging&versionId=VersionId HTTP/1.1 Host: Bucket.s3.amazonaws.com Content-MD5: ContentMD5 x-amz-expected-bucket-owner: ExpectedBucketOwner x-amz-request-payer: RequestPayer <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <Tagging xmlns="http://s3.amazonaws.com/doc/2006-03-01/"> <TagSet> <Tag> <Key>string</Key> <Value>string</Value> </Tag> </TagSet> </Tagging>

URI Request Parameters

The request uses the following URI parameters.


The bucket name containing the object.

When using this action with an access point, you must direct requests to the access point hostname. The access point hostname takes the form AccessPointName-AccountId.s3-accesspoint.Region.amazonaws.com. When using this action with an access point through the Amazon SDKs, you provide the access point ARN in place of the bucket name. For more information about access point ARNs, see Using access points in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

When using this action with Amazon S3 on Outposts, you must direct requests to the S3 on Outposts hostname. The S3 on Outposts hostname takes the form AccessPointName-AccountId.outpostID.s3-outposts.Region.amazonaws.com. When using this action using S3 on Outposts through the Amazon SDKs, you provide the Outposts bucket ARN in place of the bucket name. For more information about S3 on Outposts ARNs, see Using S3 on Outposts in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

Required: Yes


The MD5 hash for the request body.

For requests made using the Amazon Command Line Interface (CLI) or Amazon SDKs, this field is calculated automatically.


Name of the object key.

Length Constraints: Minimum length of 1.

Required: Yes


The versionId of the object that the tag-set will be added to.


The account ID of the expected bucket owner. If the bucket is owned by a different account, the request will fail with an HTTP 403 (Access Denied) error.


Confirms that the requester knows that they will be charged for the request. Bucket owners need not specify this parameter in their requests. For information about downloading objects from requester pays buckets, see Downloading Objects in Requestor Pays Buckets in the Amazon S3 User Guide.

Valid Values: requester

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in XML format.


Root level tag for the Tagging parameters.

Required: Yes


A collection for a set of tags

Type: Array of Tag data types

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 200 x-amz-version-id: VersionId

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 200 response.

The response returns the following HTTP headers.


The versionId of the object the tag-set was added to.


Sample Request: Add tag set to an object

The following request adds a tag set to the existing object object-key in the examplebucket bucket.

PUT object-key?tagging HTTP/1.1 Host: examplebucket.s3.<Region>.amazonaws.com Content-Length: length Content-MD5: pUNXr/BjKK5G2UKExample== x-amz-date: 20160923T001956Z Authorization: authorization string <Tagging> <TagSet> <Tag> <Key>tag1</Key> <Value>val1</Value> </Tag> <Tag> <Key>tag2</Key> <Value>val2</Value> </Tag> </TagSet> </Tagging>

Sample Response

This example illustrates one usage of PutObjectTagging.

HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amz-id-2: YgIPIfBiKa2bj0KMgUAdQkf3ShJTOOpXUueF6QKo x-amz-request-id: 236A8905248E5A01 Date: Fri, 23 Sep 2016 00:20:19 GMT

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: