Use TUS for file upload

TUS is a standard protocol to upload (large) files that support resume in case of interruption (network errors, etc).

It’s currently supported for upload of data in Docman and FRS. Both routes support it, the following example is done on FRS but same principle applies on docman.


You should really consider using an existing tus implementation that already exists in your favorite language. More precisely a tus client that is able to resume a transfer.

Here in case of a failure the user might block itself, in the document manager he will not be able to create an item with the same name until the lock is released, 12 hours after.

For complete usage of the protocol, you should refer to the reference site, however the simple usage is made with 2 calls.

First you should “reserve” a slot for your file upload with:

curl -X POST --header "X-Auth-AccessKey: $TOKEN" --header 'Content-Type: application/json' -d '{
  "release_id": 2966,
  "name": "that some file.txt",
  "file_size": 1998
}' ''

That will return the url you should use for upload:

  "upload_href": "/uploads/frs/file/1"

Then you can re-use that in your actual upload command:

curl -X PATCH -H "X-Auth-AccessKey: $TOKEN" -H 'Content-Type: application/offset+octet-stream' \
    -H 'Content-Length: 1998' \
    -H 'Upload-Offset: 0' \
    -H 'Tus-Resumable: 1.0.0' \
    --data-binary '' \

A successful upload will return an empty response with following headers:

HTTP/2 204
upload-offset: 1998
tus-resumable: 1.0.0


You must check that returned “upload-offset” corresponds to what you sent (PATCH command) and what you declared first-hand (POST) otherwise your file won’t be made available on the server.