The latest release of Cyberduck, a cloud storage browser to access S3 or Rackspace accounts, simplifies the setup of access log analytics with Qloudstat with a click of a button. If you already use Cyberduck to configure access logging for CloudFront distributions, S3 buckets or containers in Rackspace Cloudfiles, getting reports in Qloudstat just got a lot easier with the new Read Access for Qloudstat checkbox in the Info panel tab for CDN or S3 buckets.
For Amazon S3 buckets or CloudFront distributions, this will create a dedicated IAM user with a read only IAM policy for Qloudstat to fetch log files. Unchecking the Read Access for Qloudstat checkbox will remove the IAM user again revoking all access for Qloudstat. When enabled, a clickable link is displayed that redirects to Qloudstat to confirm the new setup.
We are happy to announce the beta of the Qloudstat API today. For the impatient, you find all the technical documentation in our API documentation, including samples. The ReSTful API allows you to request data as JSON or CSV depending on the further processing required. You can query your analytics data by values or by time.
- Queries by value return dimension values (such as the URIs or HTTP status codes) with metrics.
- With a timeline query, requests that match the query filter (such as 404 in the HTTP status code dimension) are grouped by day.
Authentication is implemented using digest access authentication which is both secure and is implemented in popular tools such as curl and HTTP client libraries in Python, Ruby or Java or any other popular programming languages. This allows you to quickly wrap up a script solution to integrate the data in Qloudstat with your applications. Multiple access tokens can be created and revoked for your account if you want to grant (temporary) read access to your data to third parties.
The Qloudstat API has the same feature set to allow all queries that you get in the web user interface. This feature parity allows to make a valid API call for every single graph that you see in the web interface.
We think the API is an important step to liberate the data in Qloudstat. While previously data could be downloaded from the web interface as a Excel or CSV, the full blown API allows for much better integration in your existing or new workflows.
To get started, copy the API endpoint URL from your configuration and follow the directions to query by time or values per our API documentation. Please don’t hesitate to let us know how it works for you!