Accessing Object Storage using WinSCP

Object Storage is a useful utility for backing data up as well as using the ability to use your own images (See: Import an image). While most commonly, you'll access Object Storage using it's REST API, you are also able to use WinSCP to upload files to your Object Storage account. You'll simply need a couple of pieces of information to perform this.

  • Protocol - SFTP
  • Port - 22
  • Host name - (dc endpoint).objectstorage.softlayer.net
  • Username - SLOS(accountID)-2:(portal username)
  • Password - (API Key)