Using an S3 Browser to Access Your Data
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Using an S3 Browser to Access Your Data

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Article Summary

Portal content can be accessed using the S3 API. The content is the same content that is available using the WebDAV protocol, for example using CTERA Drive Connect. This enables you to browse and modify your data using S3 browser applications like FileZilla, WinSCP, Cyberduck, CloudBerry, and S3 Browser.

Note

CTERA Fusion supports S3 browsers that use multipart uploads.

To access your content your administrator must set up your cloud drive folders as buckets, one bucket for each cloud drive folder you want to access using a S3 browser.

You need the following information to access your content:

  • The endpoint for the bucket
  • The Access Key ID
  • The Secret Access Key

An Access Key ID and Secret Access Key can be used to access all the buckets assigned to you. You can have more than one pair of Access Key IDs and Secret Access Keys, up to a maximum of 100.

Note

You can consider the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key as a user name and password required to access your buckets.

Your administrator provides you with the endpoint. You can also get the Access Key ID and Secret Access Key from your administrator or you can create them yourself, as described in Creating Access Key IDs and Secret Access Keys.

You enter this information in the S3 browser to access the content, for example using S3 Browser:
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Creating Access Key IDs and Secret Access Keys

You can create your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key in the portal.

To create an Access Key ID and Secret Access Key pair:

  1. Click your avatar or initials in the upper-right corner and in the menu, click MY PROFILE.
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    The My Profile page is displayed.
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  2. Click New API Key.
    The API KEY CREATED window is displayed with the Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key.
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  3. Click Copy to copy the Secret Access Key to the clipboard and then save it somewhere safe.
    Note

    The CTERA Portal does not save the Secret Access Key, so if you do not save it you will not be able to access your buckets.

  4. Click Done.

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You can create up to 100 key pairs.

If you lose the Secret Access Key you can select the row for that key and click Delete to remove it.


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