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How to use S3 Browser with Vultr Object Storage

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 13, 2021
Vultr Object Storage Windows Guides

Introduction

S3 Browser is a freeware Windows client for S3-compatible object storage. This guide explains how to configure a connection to Vultr Object Storage. To follow these steps, you will need a Vultr Object Storage subscription and a Windows workstation.

Install and Add a Subscription

  1. From your Windows workstation, browse to s3browser.com and click the Download S3 Browser button.
  2. Run the installer.
  3. Launch S3 Browser.
  4. Click Accounts -> Add New Account.
  5. Enter an account name.
  6. Choose S3 Compatible Storage for Account Type.
  7. Enter the Vultr REST Endpoint and port 443. If using the New Jersey location, enter: ewr1.vultrobjects.com:443
  8. Enter your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key. You'll find these values in your Object Storage subscription.
  9. Click the Add new account button.

S3 Browser configuration screen

S3 Browser should connect to your Vultr Object Storage subscription and display your buckets.

Manage File Permissions

Files on Vultr Object Storage are private by default. You can enable public access to files one at a time or in batches.

  1. Select one or more files then click the Permissions tab.
  2. Click Make Public or Make Private.
  3. Click the Copy button to copy the public URL to your clipboard.

Screenshot of permissions dialog

References

For more information about using S3 Browser, see the official documentation.

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