Provider Management

The Provider Management dialog provides a way to add additional S3-compatible providers, add new regions to existing providers, and otherwise manage the available providers and regions within the application.

To access the Provider Management dialog, from the Drives tab of the application select a drive and press the Edit... button. From the drive configuration page, click the ... button next to the Provider or Region property to open the Provider Management dialog.


Managing Providers

The Provider section of the Provider Management page defines the services available to the application. Both the built-in providers and the custom providers are shown here. All the providers on this list will be available in the Provider dropbox of the drive configuration page.

The Region section of the Provider Management page lists the regions of the selected provider. The regions will available in the Region dropbox of the drive configuration page. The corresponding New..., Edit..., and Delete buttons may be used to manage providers or regions.

Adding a New Provider

To add a new provider click New... and specify the friendly name of the provider and the endpoint format.


Provider is the friendly name of the service. This name will be added to the Provider dropdown list on the drive configuration page.

Endpoint Format specifies the URL of the service. If the provider supports multiple regions, use the %region% macro in the URL to represent the location where the region name should be substituted. If the service does not contain multiple regions simply do not include the placeholder, for instance a value of 10.0.1.15:9000 for a MinIO or Scality service is valid.

Adding a New Region

To add a new region to an existing provider click New... in the Region section.


Display Name is the friendly name of the region. This name will be added to the Region dropdown list on the drive configuration page.

Region is the region code which will be used in the URL when making requests. For instance us-east-1.

The Endpoint field displays the endpoint for the specific region, based on the endpoint format defined for the provider. This field is informational only and cannot be set.

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