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3.1.3 CloudBerry Explorer

Here below is a guide on how to use the Aruba Object Storage service via the CloudBerry Explorer connection client. To use the service you need to have the following details:

Account Name - the name you have given to the account when creating it;
Password - the password you have chosen for the account;
Region URL - the address of the Region to which the account belongs to, available in the account details page;
 
  • Download the software, start the installation and run the program.
  • A two-window interface will appear, like the following.

  • Click on "Aruba Cloud Account" in the "File" menu.

  • A window like the following will appear. Click on "Add" or on "New Account".

  • A dialog box "Add New Aruba Cloud Account" will appear requesting several parameters.
    Enter the name you wish to give to the new account in the "Display name" field.
    Enter the Region URL indicated in the details page of the Object Storage account (without the http://) in the "Service point" field.
    Enter the Account Name of the Object Storage account in the "Access key" field.
    Enter the Password of the Object Storage account in the "Secret key" field.
    Remember to uncheck the "Use SSL" box.

  • See if the configuration was successful by clicking on "Test Connection". If it was successful a confirmation window will appear. If not you will need to check the details you entered and test the connection again.

  • Once the connection has been created it will appear in the "Account Registration" section. From this section you can later edit the previously configured parameters.

  • Now you can access the remote space related to the account: select the "Display name" previously chosen in one of the two "Source" lists found at the top and in the other "My Computer". If you have configured multiple Object Storage accounts you can transfer data between the two remote spaces.

  • The first thing you need to do is create a folder which will represent the "bucket" (unique for each Region) of the Object Storage account, and the name you give it will then be used to generate the URL to type in the browsers in order to access the files uploaded in the remote space
  • Click on the "New Bucket" button found in the horizontal menu to proceed with creating the bucket.

  • A dialog box will appear in which you need to enter the name (see guide). By clicking on "OK" the "bucket" will be created, and the folder will appear in the remote space. It is possible to create several "buckets" in the same remote space.

  • If the name you choose has already been used in the same Region or if you do not follow the name composition regulations, the program will display an error message.
  • To copy or move the files simply use the provided icons ("Copy" and "Move"). It is possible to transfer files even by dragging them from one area to another.

By having two connection areas CloudBerry Explorer allows you to transfer files intuitively. For users who have created multiple Object Storage accounts it is possible to transfer from the space of one account to another without having to download the files on a device; in this case you need to create the related connections.

Configure the permissions

After uploading a file in the remote storage space it is possible to configure the permissions and decide whether to make it public. The permissions can be assigned to the bucket, to the folders and to the single files. To configure an item proceed as follows:
 
  • Select the item (bucket, folder or file) in the remote storage space and right-click it, a dropdown menu will appear,

  • Select "Properties". The "Object Properties" window will open . Select the "Security" tab.

  • By selecting the "All Users" option it is possible to choose which permissions to give simply by checking the various listed permissions. If you have chosen to configure a folder (or bucket) it is possible to pass on the permissions to the folders and files by checking the "Apply for all subfolders and files" box.
  • Select the "Read" option to display the item when the relevant address is typed in the browser, do not select this option if you wish to make it private.
  ATTENTION: we remind you that if you use the FREEWARE version of CloudBerry Explorer then you will not be able to upload files larger than 5 GB (5.000 MB). The PRO version does not have such limitations.