Zadara’s object storage exposes a rich, user friendly, role based management interface.
The web management interface changes according to the context of the user that logs in (role based). The user’s role determines the actions available for each specific user.
The following section will describe the management user interface for the following roles:
Object Storage Administrator (zios_admin) - labeled Object Storage Administrator throughout this user guide
Account administrator - labeled Account Administrator throughout this user guide
Account Member - labeled Account Member throughout this user guide
Zadara’s web applications allow only TLS 1.2 and higher, which is the recommended TLS level by industry standards. The TLS (Transport Layer Security) protocol secures transmission of data over the internet using standard encryption technology.
The VPSA management interface web application is supported in all modern browsers. We recommend using Google Chrome, Firefox or Microsoft Edge for an optimal user experience.
The object storage management user interface is available in the following languages (you can use the top drop down to change the displayed language):
Object Storage Administrator view¶
The web management interface as seen by the NextGen Object Storage (zios_admin) account users includes the following:
Dashboard - a “snapshot” of the Object Storage instance with a high-level overview of all the instance building blocks. The administrator can review the ongoing performance trends among capacity utilization.
Resources (Drives, Policies, Reports, Object Storage Console)
Accounts Management (Accounts, Users, Roles, Requests)
Logs (Access Log, Event Log)
Account administrator view¶
The web management interface as seen by the Account admin account users includes the following views:
Object Storage Console - In this view, you can create/delete and view containers and folders, and perform other functions, to help organize and manage the storage objects. For more information, see The Object Storage Console Window.
Account Management - In this view, you can view/configure account properties, permissions, and storage usage, and see lists of users associated with the account. For more information, see Managing Accounts.
Users Management - In this view, you can create/delete/enable/disable users. You can reset user passwords and see their usage statistics. For more information, see Managing Users.
The Account Member user will have the Object Storage Console view only.
Object Storage in a dark-site¶
The Object Storage can be created in a dark-site where Internet connectivity is not available.
The Object Storage includes two main interfaces:
Management console (available over port 8443)
S3/Openstack Swift API endpoint (available over port 443) & Openstack Keystone authentication endpoint (available over port 5000)
Both are provisioned with Zadara’s default TLS certificate (zadarazios.com domain name) to allow proper end-to-end TLS client connectivity).
In an isolated environment, there is no automatic DNS registration of the zadarazios.com alias, hence the certificate will not match the FQDN of the object Storage when opening the management console or trying to connect using object storage client to the s3 api endpoint directly.
There are two approaches to adjust the Object Storage within an isolated environment:
Import a custom domain certificate to the object storage (recommended). additional information about using custom certificates can be found in the settings section of this user-guide.
Use the Object Storage with IP only