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How to store objects with Object Storage and Cyberduck

Reviewed on 10 May 2021Published on 04 June 2018
  • cybberduck
  • object-storage

Cyberduck - Overview

Object Storage allows you to store any kind of object (documents, images, videos, etc.) and retrieve them at a later time from anywhere.

For instance, you can store images and they will be accessible using HTTP. You can use the control panel to manage your storage. Some tools exist to interact with Object Storage.

Requirements:

Retrieving your credentials

To access Objectt Storage using s3md, you require your API key.

Downloading Cyberduck

A simple solution to begin with Object Storage is to use the Cyberduck tool, which is a graphical client for Object Storage.

Cyberduck allows you to create, list and delete buckets, download, upload, and delete objects inside the Object Storage.

Download Cyberduck.

Configuring Cyberduck

  1. To use Cyberduck with Object Storage, you need to import a configuration file. Copy & paste the following code into a file where the region, hostname and description are updated with your values scaleway.cyberduckprofile:

    <!DOCTYPE plist PUBLIC "-//Apple//DTD PLIST 1.0//EN" "http://www.apple.com/DTDs/PropertyList-1.0.dtd"><plist version="1.0">    <dict>        <key>Protocol</key>        <string>s3</string>        <key>Vendor</key>        <string>poc</string>        <key>Description</key>        <string>s3.nl-ams.scw.cloud</string>        <key>Default Hostname</key>        <string>s3.nl-ams.scw.cloud</string>        <key>Default Port</key>        <string>443</string>        <key>Username Placeholder</key>        <string>Access Key</string>        <key>Password Placeholder</key>        <string>Secret Key</string>        <key>Authorization</key>        <string>AWS4HMACSHA256</string>        <key>Region</key>        <string>nl-ams</string>        <key>Regions</key>        <array>            <string>nl-ams</string>        </array>    </dict></plist>
    Important:

    Edit the region parameter to the region of your bucket. It can either be fr-par (Paris, France), nl-ams (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) or pl-waw(Warsaw, Poland).

  2. Save the file and double click it to open Cyberduck.

  3. Fill <Access Key ID> with your access key and <Secret Key ID> with your Secret key.

You can now create a bucket and store objects inside. A bucket name must contain only alphanumeric and lowercase characters.