How to Configure CloudFerro Remote Transfer for EODATA using s3cmd in Linux on EO-Lab


There is a possibility to mount also the CREODIAS repository on an EO-Lab VM. First, you need to send a request to Support for EC2 credentials. After receiving the credentials, please follow the steps below:

s3cmd must be installed. If you don’t have it installed yet, please refer to this article: How to access EODATA and Object Storage using s3cmd on Linux on EO-Lab.

Configure s3cmd to use “CloudFerro Remote Transfer for EODATA”

  1. Use the following command to configure s3cmd:

$ s3cmd --configure
  1. Complete the configuration as follows. <ACCESS_KEY> and <SECRET_KEY> are your credentials for “CloudFerro Remote Transfer for EODATA”.

Enter new values or accept defaults in brackets with Enter.
Refer to user manual for detailed description of all options.

Access Key: <ACCESS_KEY>
Secret Key: <SECRET_KEY>
Default Region [US]:

Use "" for S3 Endpoint and not modify it to the target Amazon S3.
S3 Endpoint []:

Use "%(bucket)" to the target Amazon S3. "%(bucket)s" and "%(location)s" vars can be used if the target S3 system supports dns based buckets.
DNS-style bucket+hostname:port template for accessing a bucket [%(bucket)]:

Encryption password is used to protect your files from reading
by unauthorized persons while in transfer to S3
Encryption password:
Path to GPG program [/usr/bin/gpg]:

When using secure HTTPS protocol all communication with Amazon S3 servers is protected from 3rd party eavesdropping. This method is slower than plain HTTP, and can only be proxied with Python 2.7 or newer.

Use HTTPS protocol [Yes]: yes

On some networks all internet access must go through a HTTP proxy.
Try setting it here if you can't connect to S3 directly
HTTP Proxy server name:

New settings:
Access Key: <ACCESS_KEY>
Secret Key: <SECRET_KEY>
Default Region: US
S3 Endpoint:
DNS-style bucket+hostname:port template for accessing a bucket:
Encryption password:
Path to GPG program: /usr/bin/gpg
Use HTTPS protocol: True
HTTP Proxy server name:
HTTP Proxy server port: 0

Test access with supplied credentials? [Y/n] y
Please wait, attempting to list all buckets...
Success. Your access key and secret key worked fine :-)

Now verifying that encryption works...
Not configured. Never mind.

Save settings? [y/N]  y
Configuration saved to '/home/eouser/.s3cfg'
  1. Now you can use the s3cmd commands:

$ s3cmd ls

2017-12-11 15:30  s3://DIAS
2017-12-11 15:30  s3://EOCLOUD
2017-12-11 15:30  s3://EODATA

For additional information on s3cmd, click here: