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Before use

Q. What is Object Storage used for?

NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM's Object Storage is a file storage service that helps users store and look up data anytime, anywhere. It is used for the following purposes.

  • Storage, sharing and distribution of files: You can store content, which can be then shared with or distributed to other users.
  • Large repositories: You can store mass data in Object Storage.
  • Data backup and long-term retention: You can back up important data and retain it for a long time.

Q. How do I use Object Storage?

Apply for Object Storage from NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM Console to use it.Follow the steps from the Console as below to use Object Storage.

① Choose Object Storage after accessing the Console.

② Apply for the Object Storage service by clicking Apply for use.

③ Create a bucket after accessing the Console.

④ Make use of the bucket by uploading or downloading files to it.

To use Object Storage with API, you should create an API authentication key from Home > My page > Manage authentication key. After getting the API key, read the Object Storage API guide and follow the tutorials to use the service.

Q. What is the difference between Public administration and Permissions?

Public administration allows you to open your buckets or files to users who are not the members of NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM. Permissions for buckets are different from those for files.

  • Make buckets public: Allows users to view the list of objects (files and folders) in the bucket and upload files.
  • Make files public: Allows users to view file information and download files.

Permissions enables you to assign permissions to NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM users. You can use this to grant specific permissions to specified users.

  • Permissions for buckets: List Object, Upload, ACL Lookup, and Edit ACL
  • Permissions for files: Download, ACL Lookup and Edit ACL

Q. Can I use a tool working with S3?

Since Object Storage provides AWS S3 compatible API, you can use any tool that works with S3 in Object Storage.

(Example) Using S3 Browser

① Install S3 Browser: Download the latest version of the software. (https://s3browser.com/download.aspx)

② Run S3 Browser, and go to Menu > Account > Add New Account to set the following.

  • Account Type : S3 Compatible Storage
  • REST Endpoint : kr.object.ncloudstorage.com
  • Access Key ID : Access key (Enter the API authentication key that you selected when you request Object Storage.
                            To see your authentication key information, go to **My Page > Manage Account > Manage Authentication Key** in NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM’s portal.)
    
  • Secret Access Key : Secret key (Enter the secret key connected with the API authentication key.)
  • Use secure transfer(SSL/TLS) : Check

③ Check if it is successfully connected on the Task tab.

  • Check if you can create and delete buckets, upload and download files, and create and delete folders.
  • We recommend you to use NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM’s Console or the related APIs in order to grant permissions.

Q. How much does Object Storage cost?

The price plans for Object Storage are basically pay-as-you-go.

Object Storage charges = Data storage charges + charges for API calls + network transmission charges

  • Data storage charges: Changes calculated based on the amount of capacity used to store your data in Object Storage and the storage period.
  • Charges for API calls: Charges for API calls made to view the list of objects, upload and download files, etc.
  • Network transmission charges: Charges for downloading files.

Network transaction fees between Object Storage and CDN+ or Global CDN will not charged.

Q. What is Lifecycle Management?

All data will be used less frequently over time. Therefore, high-utilization data can be stored in high-speed I / O storage, and data that requires long-term storage for compliance and future analysis can be used for low-cost TCO savings.

Naver Cloud Platform's Object Storage provides a high level of I / O speed compared to Archive Storage. Therefore, it provides Lifecycle Management function to store frequently used data in Object Storage and archived data in Archive Storage.

Through schedule-based policy, you can automatically transfer data from Object Storage to Archive Storage to provide a foundation for systematic data management as well as cost reduction.

Q. How do I use it?

Lifecycle Management can be applied and used from the Naver Cloud platform Console. Follow the steps outlined below to try it on your Console.

① Connect to Console and select Object Storage service.

② Click Lifecycle Management in Object Storage to access the dedicated menu.

③ Add the policy by clicking the + Add Life Cycle Policy button.

Q. Is there an extra charge?

There is no additional charge for Lifecycle Management.

How to use Object Storage

Step 1. Prepare an authentication key

Object Storage with API requires you to prepare API authentication key.You can get an API authentication key from Home > My page > Manage account > Manage authentication key.

① Click Create a New API Authentication Key to create an API authentication key.

  • Up to two API authentication keys can be created per account.

Step 2. Request Object Storage

Click Object Storage in the Console.

① Click Apply for use.

② The application for service use will be received upon clicking Confirm after reading notices.

Step 3. Create a bucket

① Click Create Bucket.

② Enter a bucket name.

  • A bucket name once created cannot be changed. As a bucket name is used for the domain of the object, it must be carefully selected.
  • A bucket name must be unique among the Region in NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM.

③ Select whether to make the bucket public.

  • Only the list of files and folders in the bucket is made public. Whether or not to make files public can be set in each file.

④ Share the bucket with other accounts in NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM.

  • You can choose some or all of the permissions, “List Object,” “Upload,” “ACL Lookup” and “Edit ACL” and grant them.

⑤ Confirm the settings and create the bucket.

Step 4. Upload and downlod files

Select a bucket and upload files to it.

① Click the name of the bucket you want to upload files to.

② Click Upload file to upload files.

  • The maximum size of files you can upload using the Console is 2 TB, and the maximum size using the API is 5 TB.
  • You can conveniently grant the same permissions to files when uploading them.

③ Select a file to see the details.

  • When you select a file, Download button is activated.

Using Lifecycle Management

Step 1. Select the bucket of the Object Storage that contains the data to be migrated.

Input in folder / file format based on prefix.

  • Example) / apache / log / access_

Step 2. Select the Archive Storage bucket to move the data to.

Enter detailed path

  • Example) / apache_log /

Step 3. Set up the migration policy.

Enter the number of days after the data is stored in Object Storage to move the data.

  • Only data stored for at least 1 day can be moved.
  • If you select [Delete original data after migration], the data will be moved instead of being copied. Please note the use.

Step 4. Final check the input policy.

Supplement. Object Storage Sub Account Policy Q&A

Q. What is Sub Account? Sub Account is an access management platform provided for free by NAVER CLOUD PLATFORM in which you can create a sub account under the current account. To learn more, read Sub Account Manual.

Q. How does Sub Account classify the access authority for Object Storage? All the sub accounts accessible to Object Storage will be given the same rights that the current account reserves. Here are explanations about the policy (role) on sub accounts accessible to Object Storage and applicable areas for each access type.

PolicyAccess Type
Console Access API Gateway Access Console Access + API Gateway Access
Infrastructure Manager
(NCP_INFRA_MANAGER)
Object Storage available to use from the Console
(Same as the current account/API not available)
Object Storage available to use through API
(Same rights as under the current account/Console not available)
Object Storage available to use from the Console or through API
(Same rights as under the current account)
Object Storage Manager
(NCP_OBJECT_STORAGE_MANAGER)
Object Storage available to use from the Console
(Same as the current account/API not available)
Object Storage available to use through API
(Same rights as under the current account/Console not available)
Object Storage available to use from the Console or through API
(Same rights as under the current account)

Any sub account not given with the policy (role) described above cannot access to Object Storage.

See also

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