ELEMENTS provides a powerful hardware and software platform that supports every step of the post-production and broadcasting workflow – from sophisticated on-premise technologies with unique features to future-proof cloud solutions. For more information, visit https://elements.tv/.
Advantages of ELEMENTS with Storj
ELEMENTS’ S3 Integration can leverage Storj's decentralized storage technology, providing enhanced security and scalability for users. Storj's end-to-end encryption and distributed network of nodes ensure secure content storage and efficient content distribution. The combination of these platforms provides a cost-effective and reliable way to store, manage and collaborate on media content, making it an ideal choice for individuals and businesses that require a secure and scalable asset management platform.
The integration between ELEMENTS and Storj is achieved through the S3 protocol, which enables ELEMENTS to store media content directly to and from the Storj network. With a 3rd party cloud license, ELEMENTS users can configure their ELEMENTS solution to use Storj as a storage location for their media content.
To integrate ELEMENTS with Storj, you will need:
- An active Storj account
- A bucket for ELEMENTS in your Storj account
- Storj S3 compatible credentials
- Admin Access to your ELEMENTS webUI for configuration and management
- ELEMENTS 3rd party cloud storage license
Create a Storj Account
To begin, you will need to create a Storj account. If you already an account, go to https://storj.io/login.
Navigate to https://storj.io/signup to sign up. Enter your full name, email address, and a password, as shown below:
Generate S3 credentials
Storj has an Amazon S3 compatible API and you'll need generate S3 credentials to use it. S3 credentials consist of an access key, secret key, and endpoint.
Create S3 credentials in the Storj web console:
1. Navigate to Access on the left side menu.
2. Click Create S3 Credentials under the S3 Credentials block.
3. When the Create Access screen comes up, set specifications according to the following guidelines:
- Type: S3 Credentials
- Name: The name of the credentials (e.g. my-access)
- Permissions: All
- Buckets: Feel free to specify the bucket you created above (e.g. my-bucket), or leave as “All”
4. Click Continue the Encryption Information pop-up message
5. Select your passphrase encryption from either the Generate Passphrase or Create My Own Passphrase options. This is the passphrase used to access the files in your bucket.
In order to see the data uploaded to your bucket in the web console, you must unlock the bucket with the same encryption passphrase as the credentials.
6. Click one of the Copy to Clipboard or Download.txt options.
7. Check the message to acknowledge that you have read it: "I understand that Storj does not know or store my encryption passphrase. If I lose it, I won't be able to recover files."
8. Click the Create my Access button.
9. Your S3 credentials are created. Write them down and store them, or click the Download.txt button. You will need these credentials for the following steps.
Connect ELEMENTS to Storj
1. Copy the Access Key, Secret Key, and Endpoint from Storj to the connection fields on ELEMENTS system (Requires ELEMENTS’ 3rd party storage licensing).
2. Once connected, ELEMENTS can create workspaces, manage permissions, and allow users to mount and use these workspaces via the ELEMENTS client for Mac, Windows and Linux. In a single bucket, we can create multiple workspaces and control access to those workspaces.
Allow users to mount ELEMENTS workspaces hosted on Storj as network volumes on their local Mac or Windows box.
Use Automation engine and/or sync utility to archive, restore and transfer files to and from.