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The RDSS S3-compatible object storage is powered by Ceph's RADOS Gateway (RGW) technology acting as a FastCGI-based proxy which serves Ceph’s object store via a REST (HTTP-based) interface. You will be able to access a S3-compatible object storage with functionality that is compatible with a large subset of the Amazon S3 RESTful API. Our current RGW version is Luminous.

For a full list of supported S3 features, please refer to the following:

How to access your *S3-compatible* object storage

The object storage gateway is designed to be accessed programmatically. Please refer to the RGW API Documentation for instruction on using most popular S3 API libraries. For specific API examples that have been tested by the object storage team, please refer to the following:

  • Boto 3 - Using Python Boto 3 library

In addition, any S3-compatible clients can be used to access the object storage gateway. The object storage team only official support the following clients:

API Specification


  • Sharing Bucket Access

To share bucket with an access account or make a bucket publicly readable. Please refer to the following article: Setting the bucket policy.

Apply for Access

Any current UoM researcher is eligible for applying for access, please use the links below and fill in a request form:

Request for Support

Please use the links below to report any issues regarding the service: