(: March 7, 2019)

Scaleway recently launched an Object Storage service with API  that is Amazon S3-compatible. This service is still in Beta stage but you can request for free early access. Cloud Object Storage gives you a simple way to store and distribute your content no matter the amount of data – Scale to Petabytes.

You can use Object Storage to store anything from system logs, backups, web content, API, libraries e.t.c. In this guide, I’ll take you through the setup of a bucket on Scaleway and uploading files to it using AWS-CLI.

How to setup Scaleway Object Storage

Below are the steps you need to follow to have a working Scaleway object store ready for file uploads.

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Step 1: Signup to scaleway

Create a scaleway account using the link https://cloud.scaleway.com/#/signup. You’ll need to set a billing method – [ Card payment ] while setting up the account.

Step 2: Create API Token

Once the account is created, proceed to create API token to be used in AWS CLI configuration section. Login to Scaleway dashboard and open the link https://cloud.scaleway.com/#/credentials

Click the “Create new token” button

The secret key will be shown only once. Be careful and save it!

Step 3: Create a bucket on scaleway

Once you have API token generated, create a bucket that will store your files. For this, use the link https://cloud.scaleway.com/#/buckets

Give the bucket a name and click the “Create Bucket” button.

Step 4: Install AWS-CLI

The next step is to install aws-cli and awscli-plugin-endpoint used to interact with Scaleway Object Storage service. The awscli-plugin-endpoint is a great plugin to help people more easily access third-party S3 providers.

Use pythonpip module manager to install the packages.

sudo pip install awscli
sudo pip install awscli-plugin-endpoint

Step 5: Configure AWS-CLI

Create ~/.aws/ directory that will store access information

mkdir ~/.aws/

Then create a configuration file ~/.aws/config with the following content

endpoint = awscli_plugin_endpoint

region = nl-ams
s3 =
  endpoint_url = https://s3.nl-ams.scw.cloud
  max_concurrent_requests = 100
  max_queue_size = 1000
s3api =
  endpoint_url = https://s3.nl-ams.scw.cloud

Get endpoint and region from the bucket name details page.

Create the file~/.aws/credentials to store your Scaleway access credentials.


Set <ACCESS_KEY> and <SECRET_KEY> printed out in Step 2

Test connection to the Object store with your

$ aws s3 ls
2018-09-28 17:02:43 computingforgeeks-backups

Try to upload a file

$ aws s3 cp computingforgeeks.tar.gz s3://computingforgeeks-backups/

Check the file to confirm it was uploaded.

$ aws s3 ls s3://computingforgeeks-backups
2018-09-28 18:33:05 1389731840 computingforgeeks.tar.gz

The files uploaded should be visible on Scaleway dashboard

I’ll prepare AWS S3 CLI cheat sheet for administering¬†S3-compatible Object storage service. Until then, stay tuned and enjoy your time!

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