Managing your archives with a Swift client

This guide shows you how to configure Cyberduck to manage your Public Cloud Archives.

Last updated 18th June 2021

Objective

Object Storage is a storage solution that is managed primarily through the OpenStack API. However, you might not be familiar with managing storage space via command line.

There are graphical interface solutions that seamlessly make use of the OpenStack APIs. Cyberduck is a Swift client.

Other interfaces can be found on the Internet and configuration is similar to the configuration explained in this guide.

This guide will explain how to configure Cyberduck to manage your Object Storage using a GUI based on Openstack APIs.

Requirements

  • Cyberduck installed on your computer.
  • your username (OS_USERNAME) and project credentials (OS_PROJECT_NAME or OS_TENANT_NAME). Retrieve them by downloading the OpenRC file from the Users and Roles menu in the OVHcloud Control Panel.
  • your OpenStack user password.

In case you have forgotten your OpenStack user password, you can change it by following this guide.

Instructions

This guide's last update is based upon version 7.9.2 of Cyberduck for MacOS.

Depending on the source of your OpenRC file download (from Horizon or from your OVHcloud Control Panel), your project ID may be named OS_PROJECT_NAME or OS_TENANT_NAME.

In Cyberduck, open an OpenStack Swift (Keystone 3) connection.

pca-cyberduck

Enter the following information:

  • Server: auth.cloud.ovh.net
  • Project:Domain:Username: OS_PROJECT_NAME:default:OS_USERNAME
  • Password: your OpenStack user password

Then click Connect. Once you're logged in, you will have access to the tree-view of your folders and files.

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In case of connection difficulties, you can download the Cyberduck connection profile for OpenStack Swift (Keystone 3) and open it with Cyberduck.

Right-click here and click "Save Link Target As" to download the profile.

Go further

Cyberduck documentation

Getting started with the Swift API

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