Quickstart Guide for Iconik and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage Quickstart Guide for Iconik and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Quickstart Guide for Iconik and Backblaze B2 Cloud Storage

Udara Gunawardena Udara Gunawardena


Iconik is a powerful cloud based MAM that allows you to make your content stored in B2 fully intractable through a web browser. In this guide we will go over the steps needed to add a B2 bucket that contains your media into Iconik. Once linked, Iconik will scan the media resources you have in your bucket, transcode them into web proxies, and display them in a searchable catalog. 



1) Log into your Iconik web interface and navigate to ADMIN at the top and then Storages on the left sidebar. 



2) Select + NEW STORAGE in the top left. Here we will add a friendly name, and set Storage Type as Files or Archive depending on your particular needs. If you are using the bucket for active media data that will need to be imported into Iconik you will select Files. For storage type select Backblaze B2



3) On Backblaze, if you haven't created the bucket yet, create one. Then generate some keys In the Application Keys section. We will need the Bucket Name, Bucket ID, keyID, and applicationKey for the next steps.  




Note Bucket Name and Bucket ID



Let the key have full access as Iconik may have issues if keys are restricted


Note keyID and applicationKey


4) Back In Iconik, we can now fill out gathered values. Towards the bottom, you will see permissions for which we can enable all. If the directory that contains media Is nested you can Indicate that using the Path setting. If you need Iconik to generate proxies go ahead and enable the Enable Scan setting. Further, setting the Scan Directories setting will tell Iconic which specific directory contains files needing to be transcoded.  Screenshot_2023-04-28_at_11.36.56_AM.pngPress OK to save the bucket. You will see green checkmarks indicating Iconik was able to communicate with the B2 bucket. Screenshot_2023-04-28_at_11.37.06_AM.png


5) Now in advanced settings we can control more specific options. If you are planning to use the Iconik transcoders to generate web proxies, we will need to modify a couple of settings here. Navigate to the Scan Settings tab. Make sure Enable Scan is enabled and Auto Scan is set to an interval of your liking. This will allow Iconik to automatically scan and index data. This is convenient if the bucket is actively getting new data that needs to be added to Iconik. 



6) Next in the Transcode Settings tab you will set the transcoder you would like to use for the bucket scans. Transcoders can be setup and configured in the Transcoders tab on the left. 



7) You are now done setting up your B2 bucket in Iconik. Navigating to the search tab will allow you to browse and view (if transcoded) all the media data that is in your B2 bucket!