Cloudinary giving error cloud name must be specified in account in asp net mv


ASP.NET is a popular programming language used for web applications. It provides a for building dynamic websites and web services. One common that developers may encounter while working with ASP.NET is the error message “Cloud name must be specified in account” when using the Cloudinary service. In this article, we will explore this issue and provide a solution with examples.

Understanding the Error

The error message “Cloud name must be specified in account” typically occurs when the Cloudinary service is not properly configured in an ASP.NET application. Cloudinary is a cloud-based media management platform that allows developers to upload, store, and manipulate images and videos. To use Cloudinary in an ASP.NET application, you need to provide the cloud name associated with your Cloudinary account.


To the “Cloud name must be specified in account” error, you need to ensure that the cloud name is correctly specified in your ASP.NET application. Here is an example of how to configure Cloudinary in an ASP.NET MVC application:

// Add the  code to your ASP.NET MVC application's Web.config file


In the above code, replace “your_cloud_name”, “your_api_key”, and “your_api_secret” with the actual provided by Cloudinary for your account.


Let's consider an example where you want to upload an image to Cloudinary in an ASP.NET MVC application. Here is how you can do it:

using CloudinaryDotNet;
using CloudinaryDotNet.Actions;

public  UploadImage(HttpPostedFileBase file)
    Account account = new Account(

    Cloudinary cloudinary = new Cloudinary(account);

    var uploadParams = new ImageUploadParams()
        File = new FileDescription(file.FileName, file.InputStream)

    var uploadResult = cloudinary.Upload(uploadParams);

    // Process the upload result and return the  response
    // ...

In the above example, we first create an instance of the Account class using the cloud name, API key, and API secret retrieved from the application's configuration. Then, we create an instance of the Cloudinary class using the account instance. Finally, we define the image upload parameters and call the Upload of the Cloudinary instance to upload the image to Cloudinary.


In this article, we discussed the “Cloud name must be specified in account” error that can occur when using the Cloudinary service in an ASP.NET application. We provided a solution by properly configuring Cloudinary in the application's Web.config file and demonstrated an example of an image to Cloudinary. By following these steps, you should be able to resolve the error and successfully use Cloudinary in your ASP.NET projects.

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