5.22.59.2. OVH Cloud Storage first time setup

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5.22.59.2. OVH Cloud Storage first time setup

 
Before using the OVH Cloud Object storage Actions inside Anatella, you need to get the 4 parameters:
 

User name (Parameter P4)

Password (Parameter P5)

Tenant Name (Parameter P6)

Container URL (Parameter P3)

 
…from the OVH website. Here are the steps to get these 4 parameters:

 

1.Open the URL https://www.ovh.com/auth/ and “log-in” using your normal “Login” and “Password” for OVH:

 

 

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2.If this is the first time that you are using the OVH Cloud Object storage:

 
2.1 Create an OVH project
     In the top menu, click on “Public Cloud” number1  and then click on the “Create ..project” button: number2

 

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Enter a project name (in the screenshot below, we used “snapshots” number1 but you can use any name), check the checkbox number2 and click “Continue”: number3
 
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Confirm your payment method number1 and click on the “Create my project” button: number2
 
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After a few seconds, your project is created.

 
 
2.2. Create a new user:

In the top menu, click on “Public Cloud” : number1
In the left menu, click on “Users & Roles”: number2
Click the “Create User” button: number3
 
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Give a name to the new user number1 and click the “Next” button: number2
 
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Give the “Administrator” role number1 and “ObjectStore Operator” role number2 to this new user and confirm: number3
 
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You finally get your new user.

 
At this point, please note carefully the Anatella parameter P5 (password) number1 and the Anatella parameter P4 (user name) number2.
 
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You should store very carefully the above password since there is no way to retrieve it later (you can generate a brand-new password but not retrieve an old one).
 
Click on the clip1057  icon number1 and select “Download Openstack’s RC file”: number2
 
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Select the Data Center that hosts your files number1 and click the “Download” button: number2
 
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Open the downloaded file (“openrc.sh”) inside notepad.
 
 
The Anatella parameter P6 (tenant name) is visible here:
 
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2.3. Create a new Container:

In the left menu, click on “Object Storage”: number1

Click on the “Create an object container” button: number2

 

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Select the Data Center(“Region”) that will hold your files number1, Select the “type of container” number2, give a name to the container number3 and, finally, click the “Create Container button”: number4
 
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You have now a brand-new container.

 

If you opted for the “Solution 2 (the more complex solution)” described in the previous section 5.22.59.1., you’ll need to create a second container whose name ends with “_segments”. We did exactly that (i.e. we created a second container) in the screenshot below. Click now on your (first) container:
 
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The Anatella parameter P3 (Container URL) is visible here:

 

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You now have the 4 required parameters to connect to your OVH Cloud Object Storage.
 

 

3. You want to connect to an already existing OVH Cloud Object storage:
 

3.1. Get your credentials:

 

In the top menu, click on “Public Cloud” : number1

In the left menu, click on “Users & Roles”: number2

Click on the clip1065  icon number3 and select “Download Openstack’s RC file”: number4

 

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The Anatella parameter P4 (user name) is here:

 

If you lost your parameter P5 (password), you can create a new password here

 

Please make sure that you selected a user that can access the Object Storage (i.e. the “roles” of this user must contain “ObjectStore Operator”). Alternatively, create a brand-new user with the correct “roles”, following the procedure given in the point 2.2. here above.

 

Open the downloaded file (“openrc.sh”) inside notepad.

 

The Anatella parameter P6 (tenant name) is visible here:

 

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3.2 Get the Container URL:

In the left menu, click on “Object Storage”: number1

Click on your (first) container: number2

 

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The Anatella parameter P3 (Container URL) is visible here:

 

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You now have the 4 required parameters to connect to your OVH Cloud Object Storage.