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Container Access Control List

Container Access Control List

Rather than risking a single administrative account for any and all containers created within Memstore™, we allow you to create sub-users within a Memstore™ account. You can then assign these users read and/or write permissions to individual containers and access them through the Memstore™ FTP, SFTP or API interfaces.

Creating new users

  1. Log into your Memset account at
  2. Click on Memstore under Your Services.
  3. Click on Manage under the Tools column.
  4. Click on User Management under the Storage Tools section.
  1. Add the new user details in the form (see example screenshot) and click OK.
  1. Your new user is created!

Assigning user permissions to containers

  1. From your Memstore™ management page, click on Storage Browser.
  2. If you've already created a container, click on the container to open it.
  3. Click the 2nd icon from the left. When you hover you mouse over it, you'll see the description: Access Control List.
  1. A window will pop to show you the existing ACLs assigned to this container. By default it will be blank.
  1. Click Add below either the Read or Write (depending on what permissions you want to assign) to allocate an existing user. You will see a pop up listing all your available users.

Note: the Admin user will already have read/write access to this resource by default.

  1. Repeat the process if you wish to assign both read & write permissions.
  2. When done, the ACL list should look like this:
  1. Make sure you Apply Changes to ensure they are applied to the container.

Configuring your FTP, SFTP or OpenStack Object Storage client

Please see individual client sections for general configuration instructions on configuring your FTP, SFTP or OpenStack Object Storage to connect.

To log in with the correct user and container, you'll need to make sure that the username matches your Memstore™ prefix (in this example: msdrakeab1), followed by a full-stop, followed by the username. Using our example again, this would be msdrakeab1.myblog. If in doubt, the Access Username field within the Storage Browser will show you the full username to use when logging in.

You will need to specify the container within your client's (remote) path or directory. If you log in and are unable to create any folders or files, you've either specified the wrong container in the path (all container names should be prefixed with a forward slash (/) or have logged in with the wrong credentials.

Last updated 27 May 2016, 08:49 GMT