To manage objects in a specific bucket or buckets by using S3 API, create an application credential. By default, when you create an application credential, VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension activates the credential and you can use it right away.


  1. Log in to the VMware Cloud Director tenant portal.
  2. From the More drop-down menu, select Object Storage.
  3. Select Security Credentials > Application Credentials and click Create.
  4. Enter a name for the application credential.
  5. Select the buckets that can be accessed with the application credential and click Create.


A new security credential appears in the list of application credentials.