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Sample configuration for an S3-client (Cyberduck)

For direct data access, e.g. for data published in RWTH Publications, it is advisable to use an S3 client. Here you will find an example of how to configure Cyberduck, a common S3 client. Cyberduck is free open source software. A variety of other S3 client software exists that can be used for data access. Unfortunately, we cannot assist you in configuring each client. However, the general workflow should not differ too much from client to client, so after working through this guide you can make appropriate adjustments for the S3 client of your choice.


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Cyberduck (Windows)

Based on Cyberduck Version 7.9.1

1. Installation

Download the client and install it on your PC:

https://cyberduck.io/download/

The installation requires Adminstrator privileges.

Alternatively (presuming you do not lack the know-how) you may compile your own version from source. The sourcecode is hosted at https://github.com/iterate-ch/cyberduck.

2. Configuring a new connection

Open a new connection by clicking on "Open Connection".

Now you need to enter the access details in the configuration window.

Overall there are five input fields to be filled - their respective values may be taken from the resource configuration in coscine [Link to the manual] or RWTH Publications. In case of RWTH Publications you can find all relevant data to access your dataset in the document "DataAccess_DataAccess.pdf". Be advised that the input field Server corresponds to the field Entry Point in Coscine. In case you copy the field's value you should paste it without https:// prefix in Cyberduck, as Cyberduck may have trouble interpreting the URL correctly and may want to redirect you to a different server. For the sake of simplicity you should copy aforementioned value from the table below.

Connection parameters
CyberduckCoscine
Servercoscine-s3-01.s3.fds.rwth-aachen.de
Port9021
Access KeyAccess Key (Reading or Writing)
Secret Access KeySecret Access Key (Reading or Writing)
PathBucket Name

After entering all relevant data, your input mask should look similar to this sample configuration:

3. Establishing the connection

After you entered all of your access data you now finally are able to establish a connection. In order to do this you have to click the "Connect" button.

Ignore and continue with the process, in case you are prompted with a Certificate Error. Select "Coninue" to proceed.

In case you entered all access data correctly you now are able to see a list of all files included in your dataset.

4. Download files

Select the files you wish to download by clicking their file names. Then select "Download To" from the "Action" menu. In case a certificate error occurs, proceed as described in step 3.


Cyberduck (Mac OS)

Based on Cyberduck Version 7.9.2

1. Installation

Download the client and install it on your PC:

https://cyberduck.io/download/

Alternatively (presuming you do not lack the know-how) you may compile your own version from source. The sourcecode is hosted at https://github.com/iterate-ch/cyberduck.

2. Configuring a new connection

Open a new connection by clicking on the "+" button in the lower left corner. Do NOT use the menu entry in the upper navigation bar.

Now you need to enter the access details in the configuration window.

Overall there are five input fields to be filled - their respective values may be taken from the resource configuration in coscine [Link to the manual] or RWTH Publications. In case of RWTH Publications you can find all relevant data to access your dataset in the document "DataAccess_DataAccess.pdf". Be advised that the input field Server corresponds to the field Entry Point in Coscine. In case you copy the field's value you should paste it without https:// prefix in Cyberduck, as Cyberduck may have trouble interpreting the URL correctly and may want to redirect you to a different server. For the sake of simplicity you should copy aforementioned value from the table below.

Connection parameters
CyberduckCoscine
Servercoscine-s3-01.s3.fds.rwth-aachen.de
Port9021
Access KeyAccess Key (Reading or Writing)
Secret Access KeySecret Access Key (Reading or Writing)
PathBucket Name

After entering all relevant data, your input mask should look similar to this sample configuration:

3. Establishing the connection

After you entered all of your access data you now finally are able to establish a connection. In order to do this you have to click the "Connect" button.

Ignore and continue with the process, in case you are prompted with a Certificate Error. These errors may occur due to Coscine still being in pilot operation. Select "Coninue" to proceed.

In case you entered all access data correctly you now are able to see a list of all files included in your dataset.

4. Download files

Select the files you wish to download by clicking their file names. Then select "Download To" from the "Action" menu. In case a certificate error occurs, proceed as described in step 3.

last changed on 04/14/2022

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