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This documentation is available in both English and French. It is displayed according to the language settings of your web browser. If the documentation is not available in the language you chose for your web browser, this one is displayed in English by default.

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Security updates for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities are available. For more information, see Applying Security Updates for the Spectre and Meltdown Vulnerabilities.

What's New?

User Guide

  • New official Outscale machine images (OMIs) are available for each Region, containing security patches for the Spectre and Meltdown vulnerabilities. For more information, see Official OMIs Reference


    For instances created from an official CentOS 7 OMI after  , you need to connect with the centos user. For other Linux instances created from an official OMI, the user is root.

Technical Guide

API Documentation


  • The ReadPublicIpRanges method returns the list of public IPv4 addresses in a Region. For more information, see ReadPublicIpRanges

  • The ReadCatalog and ReadPublicCatalog methods now return prices for the Region of your account only. The Region attribute to specify another Region is no longer available. For more information, see ReadCatalog or ReadPublicCatalog

  • By default, traffic between two security groups is now allowed through both public and private IP addresses. For more information, see AuthorizeSecurityGroupEgress and AuthorizeSecurityGroupIngress


    To restrict traffic to private IP addresses only, contact our Support team: support@outscale.com.

Available Guides

User Guide

Provides detailed information about our products and features and how to use them.

This guide explains all the concepts and provides all the information you need to know to use our products. You can find information about how to use Outscale Cloud with Cockpit, our web interface, and AWS CLI. For each feature, a link to the corresponding API method documentation is also provided.

For more information about the features available from Cockpit and how to access it, see About Cockpit. For more information about how to install and configure AWS CLI for Outscale Cloud, see Using AWS CLI in the Outscale Cloud.

Technical Guide

English only

Provides technical information to advanced users.

This guide contains best practices, documentation about advanced tools to use the Cloud and third-party software that you may need for some use cases, and procedures and tips about how to get the most of our Cloud.

API Documentation

English only

Provides documentation for each Outscale API, and an AWS compatibility matrix.

To directly access Outscale API documentation, click the following link: http://docs.outscale.com/