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Basic Overview

To manage Cloud Storage, open the relevant section in the control panel.

Creating and Configuring Containers

To create a new container:

  1. Click New container.
  2. Choose a container type.
  3. Enter a name for your container.
  4. Click Save.

Cloud Storage offers three container types:

  • Public containers for distributing website and application content, no authorization is required
  • Private containers for saving backups and sensitive data, requires a login and password
  • Gallery for displaying and viewing images in storage as an image gallery

The new container will appear in the list of existing containers under the Containers tab.

By clicking Upload archive, you can upload archived files from the local machine to the selected container.

Users with proper permissions may also download the container as an archive or delete it.

To delete a container, highlight it from the list and click Delete.

Configuring Containers

To access container settings, open the container menu and choose Container settings.

The following parameters can be modified:

  • Container privacy settings - defines the container type
  • Container limits - establishes limits on the number of files, maximum container size, and expiration periods for files in storage
  • Versioning - shows the version of the given container
  • Upload link - adds links for uploading files 
  • Special pages - lets you assign an index file, 404 error and response page
  • HTTP headers - shows values for several HTTP headers
  • Domain management - attaches domains to public containers

Adding Files

A container's contents are listed under the Files tab. By default, there are no size limits for files uploaded to storage.

To add a file, click Select file for upload or drag your file to the designated area.

Files can be renamed, copied, moved and deleted.

To delete a file, click Delete file from the menu. In the new window, confirm the action by clicking Delete.

Creating and Configuring Folders in Containers

Subfolders can be created inside containers. Files in subfolders inherit the container's settings.

To create a folder, click the Create folder icon, enter a name, and click Create.

Folders can be renamed, copied, moved, deleted, and downloaded as an archive.

Under the Folder settings tab, the following kinds of upload links can be configured.

  • simple file upload
  • upload with user-entered names
  • add upload time to filename
  • add unique ID to filename
  • upload to folder by date
  • upload to folder by time
  • upload to unique folder

Checking the box next to Password protect uploads will prompt you to create a password for your link.

Checking Time limits will open a date and time field. Files uploaded from your link will be deleted on this date/time.

Text may also be entered, which will be displayed on the upload page.

Click Save to save any changes made to the folder settings.

Configuring User Permissions

Access permissions can easily be set for different users:

  • All users have read-only permission by default.
  • Read and write permission may be set to enable users to add files to containers.

Editing the Primary Account

The primary account password can be changed by clicking on the settings icon.

After making your changes, click Save.

Passwords can be saved on Selectel servers by clicking the corresponding check box. This is useful when multiple users share an account.

Creating New Users

To create a new user:

  1. Under Cloud Storage, open the Users section.
  2. Click New user.
  3. Enter a username in the field.
  4. Click Save.

The new user will appear in the list below.

Configuring Permissions

To change an existing user's password or permissions, click the menu icon.

Users may be granted access to a specific container by selecting it from the container list. Users have read-only permission by default.

To grant a user permission to add files to a container, set the permissions toggle to Read and write.

SSL Certificates

SSL certificates let you protect data by sending it from the browser to the server over HTTPS.

Available certificates can be viewed in the SSL certificates section.

To upload an SSL certificate to Cloud Storage, click Upload certificate.

You can upload any valid pem file containing the certificate, intermediate certificates (if applicable), and private keys. Certificates can be self-signed or released by an agency (such as letsencrypt.org). Certificates will activate within five minutes of being uploaded.

Accessing Cloud Storage over HTTPS

Objects that are uploaded to Cloud Storage containers can be accessed over HTTPS with a public LCDN certificate.

Users can also upload their own certificates if they plan on accessing objects from a custom domain name. This can be done by opening the list of links to the desired files in your container and adding your certificate in the Main domains field.