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For an overview of the Filespace initialization process and demonstration of Cloudian and LucidLink working together click here


In order to begin you will require your credentials from your Cloudian environment. These come in the form of Access Key ID and Secret Key along with the Endpoint IP address or URL, port and region.


To obtain your keys please login into your Cloudian environment. Select your user profile, Security Credentials, where you will find your Access Key ID and option to View Secret Key along with the Service Information which outlines your HTTP and HTTPS endpoint and port details. 


Your administrator might have to provide this to you, should you not have management access. Please provide your administrator a link to this FAQ to detail the information required.




Once you have your Service Information, Endpoint, Region and Access-key Secret-keys you can create your LucidLink Filespace. Please select "Cloudian Cloud Storage" Tile when creating your Filespace. You will use the endpoint of either your HTTP or HTTPS from your Service Information properties.


Your Service Information endpoints also contain your Region information. Therefore in our example above we have a URL endpoint of or IP address endpoint with a region called demoreg1


Within the LucidLink portal, during your create "Cloudian Cloud Storage" file space steps, you will asked for your Endpoint, please include https:// or http:// and your valid endpoint. You also must provide your Region. Select Next. Optionally you can provide your own bucket name, if you do not, we will create a unique bucket based on your Filespace name.




You will note your Filespace is being prepared. This will take, up to, a couple of minutes to complete.


Once your freshly created Filespace is ready for initialization. Please follow the steps within the portal to install your LucidLink OS client and provide your Access Key ID and Secret Key. You will be prompted for a Shared Secret which will AES-256 encrypt your file space to prevent unauthorized access to your data. Please follow the instructions from our Initialize your Filespace KB for assistance.


Should you need to initialize your Filespace manually via the command line, we have provided an example initialization string which you can customize with your Filespace name, preferred shared secret, Cloudian credentials and specify any additional options available to "lucid help init-s3" such as bucket name or data layout block size.


Consult our Command line Filespace initialization FAQ for guidance. 


Example initialization string:

lucid init-s3 --fs <filespace.domain> --password <sharedsecret> --https --endpoint --region demoreg1 --access-key <accesskey> --secret-key <secretkey> --provider Cloudian

Please reach out to LucidLink Support should you require any further assistance.

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