Getting Started: Connecting to an Amazon S3 Server

Getting Started: Connecting to an Amazon S3 Server

Click the “+” icon and select “Amazon S3”
Connection Name: Enter the name you would like to give your connection.
            You can name this as you choose, or accept the default name
Access Key: Enter the Access Key provided for the account to connect to the Amazon S3 storage
Secret Key: Enter the Secret Key provided for the account to connect to the Amazon S3 storage
Select Buckets or leave blank for all: Click in the dropdown area to choose from a list of available buckets based on your credentials
        If no buckets are available or shown, it means the account does not have permissions to list buckets.
Advanced Settings: More advanced options for your S3 connection, or if you are connecting to an S3-Compatible Storage instead of S3
        Custom Server URL: Enter the proper URL for connecting to the specific S3 or S3-Compatible server of interest. This is not required for standard Amazon S3 server connections
        Preserve permissions on renames: Copies source ACL to destination on a rename
        Support legacy bucket naming conventions: Enable this for legacy buckets created before 2018 with periods, underscores, or upper case characters in the name that are now deprecated. When enabled, URLs will also use path-style model (older approach) instead of virtual-hosting model.
Drive Letter: Choose the drive letter you would like to use on your local computer to connect to the server
Automatically connect at login: Enable if you would like this connection to be established every time you login to your local computer
Browse this drive after connecting: Enable if you want Windows Explorer to open and display the folders and files on the server when connecting
Click “Save” to finish setting up the site

Click on the Drive icon to Connect to the server
Once connected, access will exist for items in your account.

Use the Settings (gear icon) for your connection to edit any additional settings if desired.

If issues arise, open the main App Settings for WebDrive, click the Logging dropdown, and set the Logging level to “Debug”. Replicate the issue and then send over the resulting log file to the support team for review.
    You can submit this directly within the app by clicking on the three vertical dots (More Actions) at the top right of the main menu and choosing “Submit Ticket”, or you can login to our support portal and create a ticket there and then attach the log file. The log file can be found by clicking on the Logging tab in the main App Settings menu and then clicking on the Arrow icon to “View Logs”.
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