Create Object Storage Credentials
In order to successfully save and retrieve objects from a container in SoftLayer's Object Storage, you must provide a valid user ID and API Key for authentication purposes. As a best practice, you should create credentials in the RightScale Dashboard (Design > Credentials), to keep these sensitive values hidden, but usable by related storage and retrieval scripts.
- To locate the required Object Storage credentials, log into the SoftLayer management portal and go to CloudLayer > Object Storage. Note: If the SoftLayer account has more than one Tenant ID you must select one.
- Select the geographic region (cloud) where you will create containers to store objects. (e.g. Amsterdam, Dallas, Singapore, etc.)
- Click View Credentials.
- Create user-defined credentials in the RightScale Dashboard for the Username and API Key values. Note: You do not need to create a credential for the Auth Endpoint value because RightScale already knows this value.
SOFTLAYER_USER_ID - The username of a SoftLayer user with API privileges. Use this credential for the "Backup Primary User" and/or the "Secondary Backup User" input if you are using SoftLayer Object Storage for primary and/or secondary backups. (e.g. SLOS22334-1:SL123456), where 'SLOS22334-1' is the Tenant ID and 'SL123456' is the Username.
SOFTLAYER_API_KEY - The matching SoftLayer API Access Key for the specified SoftLayer user. Use this credential for the "Backup Primary Secret" and/or the "Secondary Backup Secret" input if you are using SoftLayer Object Storage for primary and/or secondary backups. (e.g. 68734787202aecdef123767678asdf72364872asdf468273478237as287df67)