Integrate Marquis Broadcast with Backblaze B2
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    Integrate Marquis Broadcast with Backblaze B2

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    Article Summary

    Marquis Broadcast produces content workflows and media integration software that you can use with Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage.

    Before you begin, you have the Marquis Broadcast software, Project Parking, or Workspace Tools ready to integrate with your Backblaze B2 account.

    Enable Backblaze B2

    Before you begin: You must have a Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage account. You can sign up here. If you already have a Backblaze account and the left navigation menu contains a B2 Cloud Storage section, your account is already enabled for Backblaze B2.

    1. Sign in to your Backblaze account.
    2. In the left navigation menu under Account, click My Settings.
    3. Under Enabled Products, select the checkbox to enable B2 Cloud Storage.
    4. Review the Terms and Conditions, and click OK to accept them. 

    Create a Bucket

    1. Sign in to your Backblaze account.
    2. In the left navigation menu under B2 Cloud Storage, click Buckets.
    3. Click Create a Bucket.
    4. Enter a name for your bucket.
      Bucket names must be at least six characters and globally unique. A message is displayed if your bucket name is already in use.
    5. Select a privacy setting: Private or Public.
      Files that are in a private bucket require authentication to perform an action, for example, downloading. Public buckets do not require authentication so you can easily share files. You can change a bucket's privacy settings at any time.
    6. If applicable, enable a Backblaze B2 server-side encryption key.
    7. Enable Object Lock to restrict a file from being modified or deleted for a specified period of time.
    8. Click Create a Bucket, and copy the value that is in the Endpoint field; you may need this value for other processes.
    9. Click Lifecycle Settings to control how long to keep the files in your new bucket.

    Create an Application Key

    Application keys control access to your Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage account and the buckets that are contained in your account.

    1. Sign in to your Backblaze account.
    2. In the left navigation menu under Account, click Application Keys.
    3. Click Add a New Application Key, and enter an app key name.
      You cannot search an app key by this name; therefore, app key names are not required to be globally unique. 
    4. In the Allow Access to Bucket(s) dropdown menu, select All or a specific bucket.
    5. Select your access type (for example, Read and Write).
    6. Select the optional Allow List All Bucket Names checkbox (required for the Backblaze B2 S3-compatible API List Buckets operation).
    7. Click Create New Key, and note the resulting keyID and applicationKey values.
    When you create a new app key, the response contains the actual key string, for example N2Zug0evLcHDlh_L0Z0AJhiGGdY. You can always find the keyID on this page, but for security, the applicationKey appears only once. Make sure you copy and securely save this value elsewhere.

    Add a Backblaze B2 Bucket to Marquis Broadcast

    These procedures use the Marquis Project Parking software, but the same steps also apply to Marquis Workspace Tools. After you add Backblaze B2 as your archive location, you can send data to your Backblaze B2 bucket.

    1. Open Marquis Project Parking or Workspace Tools, and navigate to the Archive & Restore tab.
    2. Click Configuration.
    3. Select Archive Locations, and click Add Location.
    4. Select S3 Compatible as the storage type, and click OK.
    5. Enter your credentials.
      1. Enter a connection name.
      2. Enter the endpoint URL (service URL) of your bucket including https:// at the beginning of the address.
      3. Ensure that Region is set to Not Set.
      4. Enter your Backblaze B2 key ID as the Access ID.
      5. Enter your Backblaze B2 application key as your Secret Key.
      6. Click Refresh, and select your Backblaze B2 bucket from the dropdown menu. 
    6. Click OK.
    7. On the Parking Configuration screen, click Save.

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