Accessing object storage with WinSCP
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This page contains instructions on how to set up and access Arbutus object storage with WinSCP, one of the object storage clients available for this storage type.
WinSCP can be installed from https://winscp.net/.
Under "New Session", make the following configurations:
- File protocol: Amazon S3
- Host name: object-arbutus.cloud.computecanada.ca
- Port number: 443
- Access key ID: 20_DIGIT_ACCESS_KEY
and "Save" these settings as shown below
Next, click on the "Edit" button and then click on "Advanced..." and navigate to "Environment" to "S3" to "Protocol options" to "URL style:" which must changed from "Virtual Host" to "Path" as shown below:
This "Path" setting is important, otherwise WinSCP will not work and you will see hostname resolution errors, like this:
Click on the "Login" button and use the WinSCP GUI to create buckets and to transfer files:
Access Control Lists (ACLs) and Policies
Right-clicking on a file will allow you to set a file's ACL, like this: