Welcome to Swift’s documentation!

Swift is a highly available, distributed, eventually consistent object/blob store. Organizations can use Swift to store lots of data efficiently, safely, and cheaply.

This documentation is generated by the Sphinx toolkit and lives in the source tree. Additional documentation on Swift and other components of OpenStack can be found on the OpenStack wiki and at http://docs.openstack.org.


If you’re looking for associated projects that enhance or use Swift, please see the Associated Projects page.

Overview and Concepts

Contributor Documentation

Developer Documentation

Administrator Documentation

Object Storage v1 REST API Documentation

See Complete Reference for the Object Storage REST API

The following provides supporting information for the REST API:

S3 Compatibility Info

OpenStack End User Guide

The OpenStack End User Guide has additional information on using Swift. See the Manage objects and containers section.

Source Documentation

Indices and tables