Thursday, November 22, 2012

How to use CrossFTP to connect to Google Cloud Storage

To connect to the Google Cloud Storage, please select the Google Cloud Storage in the protocol list box in the CrossFTP's site manager. There ate two different authentication approaches available for the Google Cloud Storage: Access key based and Oauth2 based. We will introduce these two approaches separately in the following:
  • Access key based - you should copy the  access key and the secret from the Google's online management console, and fill on the corresponding field in the site manager, as shown in Fig. 1.
 Fig. 1. Access Key for Google Cloud Storage Protocol
  • Oauth2 based (HTTPS only) - you should fill in the projectID and then click to connect. If this is the first time you connect to the site, a dialog will be popped up with an authentication URL. You should open this URL in your web browser, and copy the authentication code back into the dialog, as shown in the Fig 2. and Fig.3.
Fig. 2.  Authentication Dialog
Fig. 3. Agree the Access Permission, and Copy the Code Back to Authentication Dialog

Once connected, you can create new buckets, modify the file object's permission and metadata, and define the bucket logging on the Google Cloud Storage.

Conclusion

CrossFTP Pro makes it easy to manage Google Cloud Storage sites.
This feature is available for CrossFTP Pro 1.88.2 or later.
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CrossFTP is a FTP, SFTP, FXP, WebDav, Amazon S3, Amazon Glacier and Google Cloud Storage client for Windows, Mac, and Linux.

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