Managing storage tenant accounts

A storage tenant account allows you to specify who can use your StorageGRID Webscale system to store and retrieve objects.

A tenant account uses either the S3 client protocol or the Swift client protocol. You must create at least one tenant account for each client protocol (Swift or S3) that will be used to store objects on your StorageGRID Webscale system. If you want to use both the Swift client protocol and the S3 client protocol to store and retrieve objects, you must create at least two tenant accounts: one for Swift containers and objects and one for S3 buckets and objects.

Optionally, you can create additional tenant accounts if you want to segregate the objects stored on your system by different entities. Each tenant account has its own unique account ID, Tenant Management Interface, federated or local groups and users, and containers (buckets for S3) and objects.

For example, you might set up multiple tenant accounts in either of these use cases:
When you create a tenant account, you specify the following information:

Each tenant account has its own browser-based user interface and tenant API (referred to as the Tenant Management Interface). As soon as you save a new tenant account, you can sign in to the Tenant Management Interface to set up tenant groups and users. Or, if you are a service provider, you can provide the tenant's URL and the password for the tenant's root user to another person.