Optional system configuration settings

The StorageGRID system includes a number of options that affect how the system operates.

This table lists the key options that might be deployed with a StorageGRID system.

Option Description
Compression Compresses object data, reducing object data size by roughly 50% for content that is not already in a compressed format.
Deletion protection Prevents clients from deleting objects from the StorageGRID system.
Encryption

Enables encrypted storage of all ingested object data. Content is encrypted during ingest, and object data is stored in an encrypted form. If a server’s object store is compromised, object data cannot be retrieved in a readable form.

After encryption has been enabled, you cannot disable it.

HTTP

Enables the use of HTTP communications between S3 and Swift clients and StorageGRID in addition to HTTPS communications. For example, you might use HTTP when testing a new S3 application.

See the instructions for administering StorageGRID.