How to connect to S3-Compatible Storage (Dreamhost, HostEurope, Dunkel Storage, Eucalyptus/Walrus, etc.)
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How to Connect to Amazon S3-Compatible Storages

Amazon S3 API becoming a de facto standard interface for cloud storages and many hosting providers allow you to connect to their storages using s3-compatible APIs. Some examples are: Dreamhost, HostEurope, Dunkel Storage, Eucalyptus/Walrus as well as many others.

With S3 Browser you can easily connect to these s3-compatible storages with minimal configuration.

In order to connect to s3-compatible storage you need the following details:

  • Access Key Id - also known as a username.
  • Secret Access Key - also known as a password.
  • REST Endpoint (an API endpoint) - an address used to send requests to, it is usually provided with the username and password, it can also be found in storage documentation or obtained from the support.

To connect to s3-compatible storage:

1. Start S3 Browser and click Accounts -> Add New Account.

click add new account menu item

Click Accounts -> Add New Account to add new account.

Add New Amazon S3 Account dialog will appear:

add s3 compatible storage account

Add New Amazon S3 Account dialog.

2. Choose S3 Compatible Storage as a storage type and specify account credentials and REST endpoint and click Add new account.

3. Choose the newly added account from the accounts menu:

how to switch between amazon s3 accounts

Click Accounts -> Account Name to switch between accounts.

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