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From "Tomaz Muraus (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (LIBCLOUD-608) Amazon EC2 methods don't work with 'POST'
Date Wed, 27 Aug 2014 11:40:58 GMT


Tomaz Muraus commented on LIBCLOUD-608:

I remember noticing this at the beginning of this year when I was working on the Amazon driver.

It has been a while since then, but IIRC, there were some issue when using POST in the signature
string (aka documentation is wrong) so I have intentionally haven't fixed / changed it.

I will have a look again when I have more time and if that is still the case, I will add a
comment to the code which clarifies that.

In any case, the authentication still appears to be working correctly (unless something has
changed in the last day), so that's a low priority issue since it doesn't affect end users.
If it wouldn't, more users should have noticed that by now.

> Amazon EC2 methods don't work with 'POST'
> -----------------------------------------
>                 Key: LIBCLOUD-608
>                 URL:
>             Project: Libcloud
>          Issue Type: Bug
>          Components: Compute
>    Affects Versions: 0.13.3
>            Reporter: Gilly Barr
> When creating the signature for EC2 api requests, it is always built as if the request
is done using GET.
> The word 'GET' is hardcoded in the method that builds the signature.
> file : common/    line : 171
> and in the AWS documentation, it says you need to use 'POST' or 'GET' depending on which
method you use.
> (This happens in version 0.15.1)

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