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Porticor S3 Client Side Getting Started Guide

Using Porticor to encrypt your S3 storage is easy, once you get the hang of it. The first time though, I recommend that you go through these steps one by one, without cutting any corners.

Step 1: Creating Your Porticor Project

This is documented in this Knowledge Base article.

Step 2: Setting Up Porticor for S3

Click “Manage” on the Porticor Virtual Appliance that you would like to configure as the S3 encryption gateway:

 Manage my projects Porticor S3 Client Side Getting Started Guide

From the Porticor Virtual Appliance user interface click “Distributed Storage (S3)”:

 Virtual Appliance Main Screen Porticor S3 Client Side Getting Started Guide

If this is the first time you’re accessing the S3 configuration page, you will be required to enter your Amazon Web Services account credentials. Please do so and click “Store to your private storage”:

 S3 screen store AWS credentials Porticor S3 Client Side Getting Started Guide

Your AWS access key ID will automatically appear. Simply check the box next to it, or add an additional key ID.

 enabled for S3 Porticor S3 Client Side Getting Started Guide

Step 3: Configure your S3 client

Porticor is compatible with several S3 clients for both Linux (s3cmd) and Windows. in this guide we’ll use S3 Browser for Windows. From the toolbar menu, click “Accounts” –>”Manage Accounts”. Select your S3 account and click “Edit”. Click the “Advanced” link at the bottom left:

  S3 browser advanced configuration Porticor S3 Client Side Getting Started Guide

Copy the Porticor Virtual Appliance address from your browser:

 Virtual appliance address Porticor S3 Client Side Getting Started Guide

and paste it into the S3 Browser advanced account properties dialog:

 S3 browser advanced config porticor address Porticor S3 Client Side Getting Started Guide

Click “Close”, followed by “Save Changes”.


Your S3 client is now using secure storage, transparently.

Any file you upload is encrypted before it is sent to S3. Any file you download is retrieved from S3 and decrypted on the fly.


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Gilad Parann-Nissany, Founder and CEO at Porticor is a pioneer of Cloud Computing. He has built SaaS Clouds for medium and small enterprises at SAP (CTO Small Business); contributing to several SAP products and reaching more than 8 million users. Recently he has created a consumer Cloud at - a cloud operating system that delighted hundreds of thousands of users while providing browser-based and mobile access to data, people and a variety of cloud-based applications. He is now CEO of Porticor, a leader in Virtual Privacy and Cloud Security.

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