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Request Methods

The HTTP protocol defines request methods, such as GET, PUT, POST, and DELETE, to indicate the desired action to be performed on the identified resource. RESTful APIs provided by public cloud services support the following methods.

Table 1 HTTP methods

Method

Description

GET

The GET method requests a representation of the specified resource.

PUT

The PUT method requests that the enclosed entity be stored under the supplied URI.

POST

The POST method requests that the server accept the entity enclosed in the request as a new subordinate of the web resource identified by the URI.

DELETE

The DELETE method deletes the specified resource, for example, an object.