Buckets in VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension represent containers to which you upload files.
To store your data in VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension, you work with buckets and objects. Buckets are containers for objects. Objects are documents and files that you store in the buckets.
You create a bucket and then upload the objects to that bucket. When you no longer need a bucket, you can delete it.
|As an …||You can …|
|organization user||create, edit, share, empty, and delete your own buckets.|
|organization administrator||create, edit, share, empty, and delete all buckets within your organization.|
For each bucket, you can activate versioning. Versioning is a means of keeping multiple versions of an object in the same bucket. You use versioning to preserve, retrieve, and restore every version of every object stored in your buckets. With versioning, you can easily recover from both unintended user actions and application failures. You activate and deactivate versioning at the bucket level. You can activate or deactivate versioning during the creation of a bucket, or you can edit the versioning configuration later. By default, versioning is inactive. When you create a bucket, you can optionally activate the object lock feature. If the feature is active, versioning for the bucket is also active. If the object lock feature is active for a bucket, you cannot deactivate versioning for the bucket.
|Governance Mode||A user with specific permissions can preview the retention policy.|
|Compliance Mode||The retention policy is not displayed to any user.|
|No Retention||Does not require the selection of a retention period. If you select this option, you can define the retention period later.|
To categorize your buckets, you use the object tagging feature and assign tags to individual objects. A tag represents a key-value pair.
|SSE-S3||A server-side encryption method that uses an AES-256 algorithm. An S3 server manages the primary keys.|
|None||By default, VMware Cloud Director Object Storage Extension does not enforce bucket-level encryption.|