Register Amazon S3 Account

To register your Amazon S3 storage account with CloudBerry Drive, you must know your AWS Access and Secret keys.

Where Can I Get The Access Keys?

Since April 21, 2014 AWS changes the policy on the use of keys: the secret key retrieving is no longer possible.

  1. Open the IAM console.
  2. From the navigation menu, click Users.
  3. Select your IAM user name.
  4. Click User Actions, and then click Manage Access Keys.
  5. Click Create Access Key.
  6. Your keys will look something like this:
    • Access key ID example: AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE
    • Secret access key example: wJalrXUtnFEMI/K7MDENG/bPxRfiCYEXAMPLEKEY
  7. Click Download Credentials, and store the keys in a secure location.

Add Storage Account in CloudBerry Drive

The storage account defines the location where your data will be backed up. Use the following steps to register your storage account:

  1. From the Options, select "Storage Accounts" tab.
  2. Click the Add button and from Storage Provider field, select the Amazon S3.
  3. On the Add Storage Account window, enter a name for the account in the Display Name field.
  4. Copy the "Access Key ID" from the Amazon S3 Access Credentials and paste it into the Access Key field.
  5. Copy the "Secret Access Key" from the Access Credentials and paste it into Secret Key field
  6. Select the Use SSL box to use secure SSL connection to Amazon S3 to protect your data during transfer.
  7. You can test the SSL sertificate and test the connection, if necessary.
  8. Click the OK button to add the account using these credentials.

Now you are ready to add this storage account as drive.