Setup Access
In order to log on to your IONOS S3 Object Storage by means of a GUI, you can use the Object Storage Management Console, which allows you to manage your objects and buckets.
When you log on to the IONOS S3 Object Storage using the DCD, the DCD manages authentication and authorization so that you can access the object storage with just one click.
Every user is the bucket owner of their own IONOS S3 Object Storage and has full access to its content.
It is not possible to use the Object Storage Management Console to access public buckets or content shared with you by users of other S3 systems. We recommend using suitable S3 clients not only for accessing this type of content but also for uploading very large files, as the size of individual files that can be uploaded to the IONOS S3 Object Storage is limited to 5 GB. The Object Storage Management Console can only be opened using the DCD and is available in English only.

Object Storage Management Console

You can access the S3 Object Storage with just one click on the corresponding item in the Menu Bar of the DCD. This opens the Object Storage Management Console, a graphical user interface with which you can manage your S3 objects.
The Object Storage Manager is available right from the Menu bar of the DCD.
The bucket overview of the Object Storage Management Console is displayed in a new window so that you can continue to work on your VDC in the DCD.
You may log off from the Console by clicking the option in the upper right corner of the window.

Accessing others' Consoles

Contract owners and administrators can use this functionality to access content stored in the IONOS S3 Object Storage accounts of users who are no longer active members of their contracts.
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.
1. Open the User Manager. Menu Bar > Resource Manager > User Manager
2. Select the required user.
3. In the Object Storage Keys, click Manage.
You are now logged on as the bucket owner of the selected IONOS S3 Object Storage.

Enabling Object Storage access

Prerequisites: Make sure you have the corresponding privilege to enable IONOS S3 Object Storage. Only contract owners and administrators can enable access.
1. Go to: Menu > Manager Resources > User Manager > Groups
2. Create a new Group or open an existing Group.
3. In the Privileges, activate the Use Object Storage check box.
4. In the Members, add users to the group that you wish to authorize for the use of the object storage.
The Object Storage Keys of each user are activated together with the authorization. All members of the authorized group can now access the IONOS S3 Object Storage using the corresponding button in the Menu Bar of the DCD.