Supported by the National Science Foundation Collaborator: University of Michigan Collaborator: Michigan State University Collaborator: Wayne State University Collaborator: Indiana University

OSiRIS is built on top of the Ceph object storage cluster. To leverage Ceph directly you can use clients that understand rados or you can build applications that use librados.

How exactly you might implement librados or leverage a rados client is beyond the scope of this document but we are happy to work with you if you are interested in trying something! Please note that this service is not generally open to public networks. If you require access please contact us.

Every COU has a pool named cou.YourOrg.rados. As currently implemented every member of your COU can retrieve a key to read and write to this pool. We can create other pools for you with more limited access.

If unsure what your COU name is please look under ‘My OSiRIS Identity’:

COmanage Identity Menu


COmanage role attributes

You can retrieve a Ceph client key with access to your organization default RADOS-only pool from COmanage:

COmanage token menu

Put this key into your client keyring. You can also download a file suitable for directly referencing with your client.

COmanage ceph key on service token page