Manage Keys
Logging on requires a key (Object Storage Key) as part of the authentication process. This Object Storage Key consists of key and secret.
For each user, an Object Storage Key is generated automatically, which is activated when the user is granted permission to use the S3 Object Storage.
A maximum of five Object Storage Keys may be created per user.
Generate object storage keys: A bucket owner can have multiple Object Storage Keys, which can be given to other users or automated scripts. Users using such an additional Object Storage Key to access the S3 Object Storage automatically inherit credentials and access rights of the bucket owner. This can be useful for allowing users automated (scripted) or temporary access to object storage. When the automated or temporary use is over, the additional Object Storage Key can be deactivated.
Activate/deactivate: Deactivating an Object Storage Key will block access to the S3 Object Storage. A deactivated key can be reactivated and access restored.
Delete: If a key is no longer needed or if it should no longer be possible to gain access to the S3 Object Storage with this key, it can be deleted. This cannot be undone.
Before you delete a user or all of their Object Storage Keys from your account, please ensure that the content in their S3 Object Storage is accessible so that you can continue to use it or delete it by adjusting the access rights accordingly.
The content set to "private" that has not been removed before the user or all of their Object Storage Keys have been deleted is no longer accessible, but will continue to be charged. In this case, please contact the IONOS enterprise support team.

Prerequisites: Make sure you have the corresponding permission to create the Object Storage. Only contract owners and administrators with the Object-Storage-Key can set up the object storage.
Only contract owners and administrators can manage the Object Storage Keys of other users.
1. Go to Menu > Manager Resources > User Manager
2. Select a User and click the Object Storage Keys tab on the right.
3. Choose + Generate Key
4. Confirm the action by clicking OK.
Creating an Object Storage key
An active Object Storage Key is generated, which can be used to connect to the IONOS S3 Object Storage of the user.
You can copy Key and Secret from the respective fields to sign in to other object storage applications.

  1. 1.
    Select the required key.
  2. 2.
    In the Object Storage Keys, click Delete.
The selected key is deleted and can no longer be used to connect to the IONOS S3 Object Storage. The key cannot be restored.

  1. 1.
    Select the required Object Storage Key.
  2. 2.
    Activate: Select the Active check box.
  3. 3.
    Deactivate: Deactivate the Active check box.
  4. 4.
    Click Save.
The key and with it access to the IONOS S3 Object Storage is activated or deactivated. If there is no active Object Storage Key, the Object Storage menu item is not displayed in the Menu Bar of the DCD.
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Creating an Object Storage key
Deleting a key
Activating or deactivating a key