Object storage keys

Logging in to an object storage requires a key ("Object Storage Key") as part of the authentication process. This Object Storage Key consists of key and secret, which you can view in the DCD and copy for the use in other applications.

The IONOS S3 Object Storage can be accessed using the DCD in connection with an active Object Storage Key and the appropriate authorization.

The Object Storage Key of a user is activated when the user has been granted permission to use the IONOS S3 Object Storage.

See also:

Object storage key manager

In the Object Storage Key Manager you can create and manage Object Storage Keys.

To open it, go to: Menu Bar > Resource Manager > Object Storage Key Manager

There you can do the following:

Managing object storage keys

Logging on to an object storage 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.

Managing Object Storage Keys includes the following actions:

Generate

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 an 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.

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 continued to be charged. In this case, please contact the IONOS enterprise support team.

Depending on their role, users can:

Managing your own object storage keys

All users can manage their own Object Storage Keys.

Prerequisites

  • You are logged on to the DCD. (?)​

  • You are the contract owner or an administrator. (?)​

    • or -

  • You have the permission "Create Object Storage". (?)​

How to manage your own storage keys

  • Open the Account Management.

    Menu Bar > [Your user name]

  • Generate a key

    • Click on Generate Key:

    • Confirm the action by clicking OK.

      An active Object Storage Key is generated, which can be used for connecting to the IONOS S3 Object Storage of the user.

      β„Ή You can copy Key and Secret from the respective fields to sign in to other object storage applications.

  • Activate or deactivate a key

    • Select the required Object Storage Key.

    • Activate:

      • Select the Active check box.

    • Deactivate:

      • Deactivate the Active check box.

    • Click on 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.

  • Delete a key

    • Select the required key.

    • In the Object Storage Keys tab, click on Delete Key.

      The selected key is deleted and can no longer be used for connecting to the IONOSS3 Object Storage. The key cannot be restored.

Managing the object storage keys of other users

Contract owners and administrators can manage the Object Storage Keys of other users.

Prerequisites

  • You are the contract owner or an administrator. (?)​

  • You are logged on to the DCD. (?)​

How to manage the object storage keys of other users

  • Open the User Manager.

    Menu Bar > Resource Manager > User Manager

  • Select the required user.

  • Generate a key

    • In the Object Storage Keys tab, click on Generate Key.

    • Confirm the action by clicking OK.

      An active Object Storage Key is generated, which can be used to connect to the IONOS S3 Object Storage of the user.

  • Activate or deactivate a key

    • Select the required key.

    • Activate:

      • Activate the Active check box.

    • Deactivate:

      • Deactivate the Active check box.

    • Click on 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.

  • Delete a key

    • In the Object Storage Keys tab, select the required key.

    • Click on Delete Key.

      The selected key is deleted and can no longer be used for connecting to the IONOSS3 Object Storage. The key cannot be restored.