How do I create a versioned bucket in Spaces?

The API doc for Spaces says that Bucket Versioning is supported, but only via the API. But I cannot see in the API doc how to create or use a bucket with versioning enabled. Any help appreciated!

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July 13, 2018
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Hello friend!

Versioning is currently something that you can enable through the S3 compatible Spaces API. Currently this is the best documentation I can locate on the matter:

We typically suggest using s3cmd to interact with the API. However, s3cmd does not seem to currently support this. It never hurts to give an upvote to the request though:

Kind Regards, Jarland

These commands worked for me to enable versioning:

$ aws --profile DOSpaces --endpoint s3api put-bucket-versioning --bucket testbucket --versioning-configuration Status=Enabled

$ aws --profile DOSpaces --endpoint s3api get-bucket-versioning --bucket testbucket

   “Status”: “Enabled”

I got these commands after contacting Digital Ocean support. You can read the full response they wrote me here:

After unsuccessfully trying to access the API for a while I managed to set this setting using the official AWS CLI

  1. Get it at
  2. Type aws configure in your terminal and supply your DO credentials (you can leave the region empty)
  3. Run aws s3api list-object-versions --bucket {{ BUCKET_NAME }} --endpoint=https://{{ REGION }}

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