File bucket is our recommended way to manage your Video on Demand assets as it provides a convenient channel for video operators to upload and manage large amounts of source video. Larger file sizes are also supported vs the portal upload option.
The easiest way to manage multiple people/companies accessing your File Bucket is using our 'File Bucket Credentials' feature. This feature allows you to create multiple directories under the root directory of the File Bucket, with each sub directory having an associated pair of credentials which has access restricted to only that sub directory within the bucket.
Below we will show you how to create and use this feature.
1. Create a File Bucket Credential (sub directory) entry
To create a new File Bucket Credential, a name is first required. This name will be used to form the directory name under the file bucket. For example, a credential name of "Department Of Engineering" will generate a sub directory with the name of "/department_of_engineering". The sub directory name won't include any special characters and any spaces will be converted to underscores. Click the "Create" button to kick off the creation process.
2. Create the access credentials for the sub directory
Once the sub directory is created, step into the details page to generate access credentials. These credentials will allow third party file management tools to access your bucket.
This is achieved by clicking the button "Generate Access and Secret Key".
Once the credentials are generated, please keep a record of the secret key as we don't store this secret key within our system. If you forget/lose your key, a new key pair will be need to be generated.
3. Use Cyberduck to access sub directories.
Cyberduck is our recommended tool for accessing File Bucket, and here you can find 2 ways to access the sub directories:
To set up a connection with sub directory of File Bucket, you will need to use "Bookmark" feature with Cyberduck.
Creating a new Bookmark via the top bookmark menu, with the values as listed in the Access Details screenshot below:
Access Key ID: Your generated "Access Key"
Secret Access Key: Your generated "Secret Key"
Path: in the format of BucketName/Directory
3.2 Use Config File
You can also download the config file for Cyberduck. Drag the downloaded file into the Cyberduck Bookmarks page and a new entry will be generated.
Double click the new entry. A prompt will be shown asking for the "Secret Access Key". Copy and paste the "Secret Key" from the credential page to gain access to the sub directory.
1. If there is a sub directory already created under the File Bucket via other means, when a new credential is created which ended up with the same directory name, the newly generated credentials will be able to access this existing sub directory as well as the contents within.