9.8. Object Bucket Claim

An Object Bucket Claim can be used to request an S3 compatible bucket backend for your workloads.

You can create an Object Bucket Claim three ways:

An object bucket claim creates a new bucket and an application account in NooBaa with permissions to the bucket, including a new access key and secret access key. The application account is allowed to access only a single bucket and can’t create new buckets by default.

9.8.1. Dynamic Object Bucket Claim

Similar to Persistent Volumes, you can add the details of the Object Bucket claim to your application’s YAML, and get the object service endpoint, access key, and secret access key available in a configuration map and secret. It is easy to read this information dynamically into environment variables of your application.


  1. Add the following lines to your application YAML:

    apiVersion: objectbucket.io/v1alpha1
    kind: ObjectBucketClaim
      name: <obc-name>
      generateBucketName: <obc-bucket-name>
      storageClassName: openshift-storage.noobaa.io

    These lines are the Object Bucket Claim itself.

    1. Replace <obc-name> with the a unique Object Bucket Claim name.
    2. Replace <obc-bucket-name> with a unique bucket name for your Object Bucket Claim.
  2. You can add more lines to the YAML file to automate the use of the Object Bucket Claim. The example below is the mapping between the bucket claim result, which is a configuration map with data and a secret with the credentials. This specific job will claim the Object Bucket from NooBaa, which will create a bucket and an account.

    apiVersion: batch/v1
    kind: Job
      name: testjob
          restartPolicy: OnFailure
            - image: <your application image>
              name: test
                - name: BUCKET_NAME
                      name: <obc-name>
                      key: BUCKET_NAME
                - name: BUCKET_HOST
                      name: <obc-name>
                      key: BUCKET_HOST
                - name: BUCKET_PORT
                      name: <obc-name>
                      key: BUCKET_PORT
                - name: AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID
                      name: <obc-name>
                      key: AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID
                - name: AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY
                      name: <obc-name>
                      key: AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY
    1. Replace all instances of <obc-name> with your Object Bucket Claim name.
    2. Replace <your application image> with your application image.
  3. Apply the updated YAML file:

    # oc apply -f <yaml.file>
    1. Replace <yaml.file> with the name of your YAML file.
  4. To view the new configuration map, run the following:

    # oc get cm <obc-name>
    1. Replace obc-name with the name of your Object Bucket Claim.

      You can expect the following environment variables in the output:

      • BUCKET_HOST - Endpoint to use in the application
      • BUCKET_PORT - The port available for the application

      • BUCKET_NAME - Requested or generated bucket name
      • AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID - Access key that is part of the credentials
      • AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY - Secret access key that is part of the credentials