AWS SDK Version 3 for .NET
API Reference

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Creates a new lifecycle configuration for the bucket or replaces an existing lifecycle configuration. Keep in mind that this will overwrite an existing lifecycle configuration, so if you want to retain any configuration details, they must be included in the new lifecycle configuration. For information about lifecycle configuration, see Managing your storage lifecycle.

Bucket lifecycle configuration now supports specifying a lifecycle rule using an object key name prefix, one or more object tags, or a combination of both. Accordingly, this section describes the latest API. The previous version of the API supported filtering based only on an object key name prefix, which is supported for backward compatibility. For the related API description, see PutBucketLifecycle.


You specify the lifecycle configuration in your request body. The lifecycle configuration is specified as XML consisting of one or more rules. An Amazon S3 Lifecycle configuration can have up to 1,000 rules. This limit is not adjustable. Each rule consists of the following:

For more information, see Object Lifecycle Management and Lifecycle Configuration Elements.


By default, all Amazon S3 resources are private, including buckets, objects, and related subresources (for example, lifecycle configuration and website configuration). Only the resource owner (that is, the Amazon Web Services account that created it) can access the resource. The resource owner can optionally grant access permissions to others by writing an access policy. For this operation, a user must get the s3:PutLifecycleConfiguration permission.

You can also explicitly deny permissions. Explicit deny also supersedes any other permissions. If you want to block users or accounts from removing or deleting objects from your bucket, you must deny them permissions for the following actions:

For more information about permissions, see Managing Access Permissions to Your Amazon S3 Resources.

The following are related to PutBucketLifecycleConfiguration:


For .NET Core this operation is only available in asynchronous form. Please refer to PutLifecycleConfigurationAsync.

Namespace: Amazon.S3
Assembly: AWSSDK.S3.dll
Version: 3.x.y.z


public virtual PutLifecycleConfigurationResponse PutLifecycleConfiguration(
         PutLifecycleConfigurationRequest request
Type: Amazon.S3.Model.PutLifecycleConfigurationRequest

Container for the necessary parameters to execute the PutLifecycleConfiguration service method.

Return Value
The response from the PutLifecycleConfiguration service method, as returned by S3.


This example shows how to Get, Put and Delete bucket Lifecycle Configurations.
A Lifecycle Configuration allows an owner to configure when specific objects should be deleted. Objects to be deleted are specified with a prefix.
The configuration being used has rules that delete objects with a specific prefix and objects in a specific subdirectory.

LifecycleConfiguration samples

// Create a client
AmazonS3Client client = new AmazonS3Client();

// Put sample lifecycle configuration (overwrite an existing configuration)
LifecycleConfiguration newConfiguration = new LifecycleConfiguration
    Rules = new List<LifecycleRule>
        // Rule to delete keys with prefix "Test-" after 5 days
        new LifecycleRule
            Prefix = "Test-",
            Expiration = new LifecycleRuleExpiration { Days = 5 }
        // Rule to delete keys in subdirectory "Logs" after 2 days
        new LifecycleRule
            Prefix = "Logs/",
            Expiration = new LifecycleRuleExpiration  { Days = 2 },
            Id = "log-file-removal"
PutLifecycleConfigurationRequest putRequest = new PutLifecycleConfigurationRequest
    BucketName = "SampleBucket",
    Configuration = newConfiguration

// Retrieve current configuration
GetLifecycleConfigurationRequest getRequest = new GetLifecycleConfigurationRequest
    BucketName = "SampleBucket"
LifecycleConfiguration configuration = client.GetLifecycleConfiguration(getRequest).Configuration;

Console.WriteLine("Configuration contains {0} rules", configuration.Rules.Count);
foreach (LifecycleRule rule in configuration.Rules)
    Console.WriteLine(" Prefix = " + rule.Prefix);
    Console.WriteLine(" Expiration (days) = " + rule.Expiration.Days);
    Console.WriteLine(" Id = " + rule.Id);
    Console.WriteLine(" Status = " + rule.Status);

// Put a new configuration and overwrite the existing configuration
configuration.Rules.RemoveAt(0);    // remove first rule

// Delete current configuration
DeleteLifecycleConfigurationRequest deleteRequest = new DeleteLifecycleConfigurationRequest
    BucketName = "SampleBucket"

// Retrieve current configuration and verify that it is null
configuration = client.GetLifecycleConfiguration(getRequest).Configuration;
Debug.Assert(configuration == null);


Version Information

.NET Framework:
Supported in: 4.5, 4.0, 3.5

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