Difference between revisions of "S3Clients"

From UMIACS
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Line 1: Line 1:
 
Many popular S3 desktop clients can be used to access the UMIACS Object Store.  These tools complement the [[UMobj]] command line utilities and the built-in web interface by providing integration with the native file explorer on your desktop machine.
 
Many popular S3 desktop clients can be used to access the UMIACS Object Store.  These tools complement the [[UMobj]] command line utilities and the built-in web interface by providing integration with the native file explorer on your desktop machine.
  
'''Note''': Many of these clients have features that are just not supported by our Object Stores in UMIACS.  This includes permissions, which we suggest you manage permissions from the built-in web application for the Object Store.
+
'''Note''': Many of these clients have features that are not supported by our Object Store in UMIACS.  One prominent example of this is permissions. We suggest you instead manage permissions from the [https://obj.umiacs.umd.edu/obj built-in web application] for the Object Store.
  
 
=Graphical Clients=
 
=Graphical Clients=

Revision as of 20:36, 1 October 2018

Many popular S3 desktop clients can be used to access the UMIACS Object Store. These tools complement the UMobj command line utilities and the built-in web interface by providing integration with the native file explorer on your desktop machine.

Note: Many of these clients have features that are not supported by our Object Store in UMIACS. One prominent example of this is permissions. We suggest you instead manage permissions from the built-in web application for the Object Store.

Graphical Clients

Dragon Disk

This is a free, cross platform S3 client that supports Windows, Mac and Linux. To configure Dragon Disk, select the "Other S3 compatible service" dropdown menu choice in the add account dialog. The following fields are required.

  • Service Endpoint - This should be your object store (obj.umiacs.umd.edu)
  • Access Key - This is your access key as provided to you in the object store
  • Secret Key - This is your secret key as provided to you in the object store
  • Connect using SSL/HTTPS - Please toggle the checkbox.

Cyberduck

This is a free Windows and Mac S3 browser (it is however nagware that asks for a donation). It supports our S3 Object Stores using the "S3 (Amazon Simple Storage Service)" drop down menu choice in the add bookmark dialog. The following fields are required.

  • Server - This should be your object store (obj.umiacs.umd.edu)
  • Access Key ID - This is your access key as provided to you in the object store
  • Password - This is your secret key as provided to you in the object store

You will be prompted for your secret key when you connect and may choose to save the password.

Transmit

This is a paid file transfer application for Mac. It supports our S3 Object Stores using the "S3" menu choice after clicking the plus sign to add a favorite. The following fields are required:

  • Server - This should be your object store (obj.umiacs.umd.edu)
  • Access Key ID - This is your access key as provided to you in the object store
  • Secret - This is your secret key as provided to you in the object store

These settings can be saved as a favorite for easy access. Transmit also allows you to mount your Obj buckets as local disks, which will support easy drag-and-drop of files.

Command Line Clients

s3cmd

Command line client for accessing S3-like services.

You need to configure a file like ~/.s3cmd that looks like the following with your ACCESS_KEY and SECRET_KEY substituted.

[default]
access_key = ACCESS_KEY
host_base = obj.umiacs.umd.edu
host_bucket = %(bucket)s.obj.umiacs.umd.edu
secret_key = SECRET_KEY
use_https = True

mc

The Minio Client is a comprehensive single binary (Go) command line client for cloud based storage services.

You will need to setup a cloud provider for Obj and you should first retrieve the ACCESS_KEY and SECRET_KEY for your personal or LabAccount in the Object Store .

mc config host add obj http://obj.umiacs.umd.edu ACCESS_KEY SECRET_KEY

You can then use the normal mc commands like the following to list the contents of a bucket.

$ mc ls obj/iso
[2017-02-10 16:45:04 EST] 3.5GiB rhel-server-7.3-x86_64-dvd.iso
[2017-02-13 12:21:33 EST] 4.0GiB rhel-workstation-7.3-x86_64-dvd.iso