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Some providers such as Google Cloud Storage and RiakCS and many private providers expose an S3-compatible interface. Commonly, users install clones on non-https, or self-signed servers. If you do so, make sure you set the following properties:

Here are a few configuration examples of common s3 clones:

Google Cloud Storage

You must configure your account for interoperability and generate HMAC keys. Note that you must create containers via jclouds, not the web console. Finally set these properties:


You must set these properties:


The following properties should help use the s3 provider on a walrus install: