The information you enter in Credentials is stored encrypted. Public Cloud credentials cannot be created without first setting a workspace protection password. For more information, see Workspace Password Protection. Keep in mind using Public Cloud environments incurs costs from the cloud providers. If you select the Remember password option, anyone with access to this computer will be able to create, start, and stop cloud instances on the associated cloud account.
Entering Cloud Credentials
To add new Public Cloud credentials, click the Add credentials button (the plus sign, +) on the right side of the window to open the Add Cloud Credentials dialog box.
- Cloud provider: Your choices on the drop-down list are Amazon EC2 or Microsoft Azure. Note that both of these services require a subscription from the vendor.
- Credentials Name: Enter a name to identify the credentials.
- Description: Enter a description for this credential.
The next two options are different depending on whether you're using EC2 or Azure:
- For Amazon EC2: Access Key & Secret Access Key
- For Microsoft Azure: Subscription ID & Certificate Path (see the information on Microsoft Azure Certificates)
The information you input in these last two settings is your access credentials for the chosen service. You will have to work with your service provider to ensure you have the correct information to enter here.
After you've entered your access credentials, the two buttons beneath this section become active:
- Test Link to Cloud: Click this button to test the access information on the current form; as the test is running, status information appears in the message box below the buttons, and a final message lets you know whether a valid connection was made.
- Reveal: Click this button to show the actual characters of your access credentials above, which can be useful if you need to troubleshoot an invalid connection. Note that after you click Reveal, the button changes to Hide so that you can conceal the information again.
When you're satisfied that your credentials are entered correctly, click OK to proceed. Your new stored credentials appear in the list at the top of the Public Cloud Credentials screen in Studio.
When you select an item in the list, the information for that stored credential appears below in the Cloud Credentials section. The access credentials are concealed by default; however, you can click the Reveal button to show the actual characters. Use the Test Link to Cloud button to verify your connection.
The information displayed in the Cloud Credentials section of Studio isn't editable. To edit an existing credential, select it in the list and click the Edit button to the right of the list. The Edit Cloud Credentials dialog box is essentially the same as the Add Cloud Credentials dialog box. You can't change the cloud provider of an existing credential, but any other setting can be changed.
To delete an existing credential, select it in the list and click the Remove credentials button to the right of the list. Removing a stored credential requires confirmation.