Adding a Google Cloud Storage Provider

Storage Made Easy can work with the Google Cloud Storage service by simply adding Google Storage as a Cloud Provider.

The first step is to choose to add the Google Storage provider to your SME Account either   as a first step on activation or later from the Cloud Dashboard which is accessible from the right sidebar after login to the website.

Once you have chosen to add a Google Storage Provider, the 'add provider' wizard will commence. You will need to enter the details of the Google Storage Keys. See step 3 for how to find your keys.

To generate a key:

  1. Select “Interoperability”.
  2. If you have not set up interoperability before, click “Enable interoperability access”.
  3. Click “Create a new key”.

If you have already used Google Storage before adding to sme you will be asked to select which containers SME should do a meta-sync with and also to choose a radio button for the container to be used by default. SME will offer to create a new container based on your username by default.

Once you have chosen the Google Storage containers and you click next a meta-sync will occur. This does not move or copy any files. It merely synchronises the information about the files.

Once the sync has started it will be process even if you leave the Dashboard. You can check Cloud Tasks to check whether it has completed. Once it has you can access your files from the File Manager.

Your files are accessible from the file manager once the sync has completed.

You can use the CloudDav (provides WebDav access) and CloudFTP (provides FTP Access) protocol adaptors to access your account as well as the other Cloud Tools that SME provider.