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4.1.2 FTP protocol

In order to use the FTP Protocol you need the following information (example data shown in italic)::
 
Account: storageaccount
the account created via the Control Panel
Password: 123abc456
the password associated with the account
Bucket*: bucket2015
the name of the bucket you created
Region: r1-it.storage.cloud.it
the Region where the Object Storage space resides
* bucket is optional;

For each Region used, there is a different gateway.
 
Region URL Gateway
R1-IT: r1-it.storage.cloud.it ftp-r1-it.storage.cloud.it
R1-FR: r1-fr.storage.arubacloud.fr ftp-r1-fr.storage.arubacloud.fr
R1-CZ: r1-cz.storage.forpsicloud.cz ftp-r1-cz.storage.forpsicloud.cz
R1-DE: r1-de.storage.arubacloud.de ftp-r1-de.storage.arubacloud.de
R1-UK: r1-uk.storage.arubacloud.co.uk ftp-r1-uk.storage.arubacloud.co.uk

Using the FTP Protocol allows you to: By using the FTP Protocol, both with an FTP client from PC (Windows or Linux) and with mobile Apps, you can create new buckets. To delete them they need to have the required permissions.

Create network location (Windows 7/8 systems and later versions)

The FTP Protocol allows you to create a direct connection from your Windows PC to the Object Storage space.

Example details:
 
Account: storageaccount
Password: 123abc456
Bucket: bucket2015
Region: R1-IT
Gateway: ftp-r1-it.storage.cloud.it

Right-click on "Computer", select "Add a network location" from the list.



Click "Next".





In the "Internet or network address:" box enter the gateway by placing ftp:// in front
(in our example with gateway ftp-r1-it.storage.cloud.it you get ftp://ftp-r1-it.storage.cloud.it)
If you wish to access a bucket directly simply add it in the location by placing the / symbol in front
(e.g. if the bucket is called bucket2015 the location you need to enter will be ftp://ftp-r1-it.storage.cloud.it/bucket2015)
Indicating said bucket does not exclude the possibility to reach other buckets once you have accessed.



Enter the account name in "User name".
(in our example the account is storageaccount)



Assign a name to the network location, if not changed the value of the gateway is assigned by  default.
(in our example this is ftp-r1-it.storage.cloud.it)



Click "Next" and confirm by clicking on "Finish".



When you log on you will be asked the "Password". Type in the password related to the storage account.
(in our example we used 123abc456)



You can save the password by checking the "Save password" box. This will allow you to access the  service directly without entering your login details.
If you do not check this box, each time you want to log on you will need to enter the password.

After completing this process you will have direct access to the Object Storage space. In the example below 2 buckets have been created.



With this connection it’s possible to manage the Object Storage space as if you were using an FTP Client (CloudBerry Explorer and DragonDisk) or the Object Storage Web Client service.
 
 WARNING: we remind you that the files uploaded via FTP Protocol have private permissions. In order to change the permissions (and therefore make the file available on the web) you need to use an FTP Client (CloudBerry Explorer and DragonDisk) or the Object Storage Web Client service.

Create network location (Linux systems)

The FTP Protocol allows you to create a direct connection from Linux PC to the Object Storage space.

Example details:
 
Account: storageaccount
Password: 123abc456
Bucket: bucket2015
Region: R1-IT
Gateway: ftp-r1-it.storage.cloud.it
 

Example for *Debian Systems

Install curlftpfs
sudo apt-get install curlftpfs

Edit /etc/fstab as follow:
sudo vim /etc/fstab

Add the following line:
curlftpfs#storageaccount:123abc456@ftp-r1-it.storage.cloud.it /bucket2015 fuse rw,uid=1000,umask=0777,user,suid,allow_other,exec,auto,utf8 0 1
Change ftpUsername, ftpPassword, ftpUrl and localDirectory according to your configuration

Execute mount -a:
sudo mount -a

 
 WARNING: we remind you that the files uploaded via FTP Protocol have private permissions. In order to change the permissions (and therefore make the file available on the web) you need to use an FTP Client (CloudBerry Explorer and DragonDisk) or the Object Storage Web Client service.

Archive files from mobile devices in the Object Storage space

The FTP Protocol allows you to archive files even from a mobile device. Simply install any FTP App and configure it with your parameters (gateway, account and password).
If you don’t want to install an App, we remind you that it’s still possible to access the Object Storage Web Clientand upload the files you wish to archive.


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