Creating an endpoint using the Tenant Management Interface

You must create at least one endpoint of the correct type before you can enable a platform service.

Before you begin

  • You must be signed in to the Tenant Management Interface using a supported browser.
  • Platform services must be enabled for your tenant account by a StorageGRID Webscale grid administrator.
  • You must belong to a user group that has the Manage Endpoints permission.
  • You must ensure that the resource referenced by the endpoint has already been created:
    • CloudMirror replication: S3 bucket
    • Event notification: SNS topic
    • Search integration: Elasticsearch index
      Note: You must create the Elasticsearch index, but not the type, prior to creating the endpoint. Endpoint validation is done using the Elasticsearch index. The type will be dynamically created when object metadata is first sent to the destination.
  • You must have all of the information needed to create the endpoint, as outlined in "How endpoints are specified."

About this task

After you create an endpoint, you can edit it by returning to S3 > Endpoints and selecting Edit. However, an endpoint's URN cannot be changed after the endpoint has been created.

Steps

  1. Click S3 > Endpoints.
    The Endpoints page opens and shows the list of endpoints that have already been configured.
    screenshot of S3 > Endpoints page
  2. Click Create to create a new endpoint.

    Screenshot of the create endpoint dialog box
  3. Complete each of the fields shown on the Create Endpoint dialog box.
    See "How endpoints are specified" for more information.
  4. Click Save.
    When you save an endpoint, StorageGRID Webscale validates that the endpoint that you configured exists, and can be reached using the credentials that you specified.
    If endpoint validation fails, you receive an error message that explains why endpoint validation failed. Resolve the issue, then try creating the endpoint again.
    Note: Endpoint creation fails if platform services are not enabled for your tenant account. Contact your StorageGRID Webscale grid administrator.

After you finish

After you have configured an endpoint, you can use its URN to configure a platform service.