Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

Overview

CAM is integrated with Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) cloud storage that can be used to back up, store, and retrieve data. The S3 configuration allows you to backup documents to an AWS S3 bucket owned by you. All your uploaded documents will be copied to your own S3 bucket, while CAM will manage the document metadata. The S3 buckets are private and encrypted by default; both the access key and the secret key are required to authenticate the configuration.

Note: S3 is a prerequisite configuration for using Content Mirror. User access to edit the bucket or the objects within the bucket has to be determined by the S3 bucket owner. CAM is not liable for any updates to your S3 bucket.

Important: Currently, CAM supports and uses TLS 1.2 by default, but allows TLS 1.0/1.1 if the Data Uploader is run on a Windows 2012 Server.

On June 28, 2023, AWS is dropping all support for TLS 1.0/1.1 and this could affect users using Windows Server 2012 or older with the use of Data Uploader.

Windows Server 2016 and above are the natively supported versions with 1.2.

To add a new S3 bucket

  1. Click on the Administration tab.

  2. Click on External System Configuration.

  3. Click the S3 tab.

  4. Click the Add New button.

  5. In the window for Bucket Configuration, type information in the provided fields, based on the table below

Field

Description

Field

Description

Folder Name

Enabled if New Folder option selected. Enter a name for the folder

Access Key

Enabled if New Bucket option selected. Enter the S3 Access Key

Secret Key

Enabled if New Bucket option selected. Enter the S3 Secret Key

Bucket Name

Enabled if New Bucket option selected. Enter the bucket name

Bucket Region

Enabled if New Bucket option selected. Select the bucket region from the drop-down.

  1. Click Save.

  2. You can select to add a New Folder, a New Bucket, or use an Existing Bucket. Based on the selection made here, fields are enabled for data entry.

Note: If you select the option New Folder or Existing Bucket, data will be auto mirrored in the bucket selected in Content Mirror.

Warning: You cannot edit an S3 configuration. If needed, delete an S3 configuration and create a new entry.

 

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