How to Configure Cyberduck for Use with Storm Object Storage

Storm Object Storage delivers a durable, secure, highly available solution for storage needs of virtually any size. With object storage access occurs via API calls to the object storage cluster, which replaces the need to rely on additional servers for dedicated storage.

Here we use the client Cyberduck to interact with Storm Object Storage. Cyberduck is available for download from https://cyberduck.io/?l=en.

Pre-Flight Check
  • These instructions are intended specifically for configuring Cyberduck for use with Storm Object Storage.
  • I’ll be working from a Microsoft Windows 8 desktop with Cyberduck already installed.

Step 1: Get Your Access Key and Secret Key

Login to https://manage.liquidweb.com and view the details of the Object Store to which you’d like to connect:

How to Configure awscli for Use with Storm Object Storage

Note the Access Key and the Secret Key.

How to Configure awscli for Use with Storm Object Storage

Step 2: Configure Cyberduck to Connect to Storm Object Storage

To make setting up Storm Object Storage connections easier in Cyberduck we’ve created a new default Cyberduck profile. This profile contains all the preconfigured settings you’ll need to successfully connect to Storm Object Storage and will load those settings into a connection profile.

  • Download and save the LiquidWeb Object Storage Profile for Cyberduck.
  • Open the connection profile (by clicking on it). This will start a process that adds a Liquid Web Storm Object Storage profile to the Cyberduck interface.
    Double Click the LiquidWeb Cyberduck profile file
  • Once this completes it should open a new Cyberduck connection settings window.
    After double clicking, Cyberduck will open with a new connection window.

Your Cyberduck app is now configured to work with Liquid Web’s Storm Object Storage. You only need to do this step once, after you’ve done it you can setup new connections to Storm Object Storage as usual.

Step 3: Make your first connection to Storm Object Storage
  • Enter a nickname for the connection bookmark. (Optional)
  • Enter connection information
    Enter your Storm Object Storage Access Key. Then, close the connection configuration settings window.
  • Double click on the connection you just configured to open the connection to your Storm Object Storage.
  • Enter your Secret Key and click Login.
    connect_lw_cyberduck_pt2
Be Sociable, Share!

About the Author: Dan Pock

Dan Pock does Technical Writing & Marketing at Liquid Web with a background in System Administration, Public Relations, and Customer Service. His favorite things include: his cats, Oscar Boots and Dash Nouget; experimenting with PHP; and making up recipes (or at least attempting to). You can find his coding hijinks on GitHub, where he shares most of his projects and open source work.

Here's 75 % off, Launch a New VPS Today. Find out why 30,000 customers have chosen our Best-in-Class Performance & 24x7 Heroic Support