Archon Cloud Gateway is a high performance, highly available cloud object storage with any S3-compliant interface. Users can use Archon Cloud Gateway with an S3-compatible program, and developers who are familiar with the S3 API will be able to quickly integrate Archon Cloud Gateway into their applications.
If you just want to learn how to sync your files and folders to Archon Cloud Gateway in 5 minutes, refer to our Quick Start Tutorial (CLI) for command line users, or Quck Start Tutorials (Windows GUI) for Window users that prefer to use a graphical interface.
There are 2 methods to authorize your API requests: access keys and API tokens.
Access keys are the recommended way to authorize your storage requests because they are the more secure method. They consist of an access key ID, which is a public identifier, and an access key secret, which should be kept private and should not be shared with anyone.
API tokens are a less secure way to authorize your storage requests, but can be convenient because of its ease of use. For example, your client-side application does not need to implement any digital signature computation. Instead, it only needs to append you API token to the query parameter of the URL. API tokens consist of only one part, which is a 24-character long secret string that should not be shared with anyone. This 24-character long string acts as both the access key ID and access key secret for S3-compatible applications.
Buckets have no limit on the number of objects that can be stored.
You can store all of your objects in a single bucket or organize them across several buckets with no degradation in performance.
Buckets cannot be nested, meaning buckets cannot be created within buckets.
Object storage focuses on GET, PUT, LIST, and DELETE operations. It is better to create or delete buckets in a separate initialization or set up a routine that you run less often. Avoid bucket create or delete calls on the high availability code path of your application.
Archon Cloud Gateway is compliant with Amazon S3 in its bucket naming style, so the following rules apply:
Must be globally unique across all accounts. If someone already created a bucket with the name "my-bucket", you cannot create a bucket with the same name.
Must be 6-63 characters long
Must contain only lowercase letters (a-z), digits (0-9), and hyphens (-)
Must begin and end with a lowercase letter (a-z) or digit (0-9)
(e.g.) joe-smith-archoncloud-bucket, company-bucket-2, 123-partners-llc
For developers that want to build an application on Archon Cloud Gateway, please refer to our Archon Cloud Gateway API documentation.
For users that want to learn how to use an existing S3-compatible application with Archon Cloud Gateway, please refer to our Archon Cloud Gateway integrations documentation.