Set Up Uplink CLI

In order to interact with our data, we need to set up the Uplink CLI

1. Install the binary for your OS:

Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows

In the Downloads folder, right click and select "Extract all"

Extract to Desktop

Once extracted, do not open the file, as it can only be accessed via command line.

Open Windows PowerShell and continue on to the next step

Linux

AMD64

Curl Download

curl -L https://github.com/storj/storj/releases/latest/download/uplink_linux_amd64.zip -o uplink_linux_amd64.zip
unzip -o uplink_linux_amd64.zip
chmod 755 uplink
sudo mv uplink /usr/local/bin/uplink

Direct Download

Linux AMD64 Uplink Binary

ARM

Curl Download

curl -L https://github.com/storj/storj/releases/latest/download/uplink_linux_arm.zip -o uplink_linux_arm.zip
unzip -o uplink_linux_arm.zip
chmod 755 uplink
sudo mv uplink /usr/local/bin/uplink

Direct Download

Linux ARM Uplink Binary

macOS

Curl Download

curl -L https://github.com/storj/storj/releases/latest/download/uplink_darwin_amd64.zip -o uplink_darwin_amd64.zip
unzip -o uplink_darwin_amd64.zip
chmod 755 uplink
sudo mv uplink /usr/local/bin/uplink

macOS Uplink Binary

2. Start the setup wizard:

Windows
Linux
macOS
Windows

PowerShell

Navigate to the directory your uplink.exe file is located (for example: Desktop)

cd $env:USERPROFILE/Desktop/
./uplink.exe setup
Linux
uplink setup
macOS
uplink setup

3. Enter the numeric choice or satellite address corresponding to the satellite you've created your account on.

The satellite address should be entered as <nodeid>@<address>:<port> for example: 12L9ZFwhzVpuEKMUNUqkaTLGzwY9G24tbiigLiXpmZWKwmcNDDs@europe-west-1.tardigrade.io

4. Choose an access name:

5. Enter the API key you generated:

Didn't save your API key? Simply create another one in the satellite web interface.

6. Create and confirm an encryption passphrase, which is used to encrypt your files before they are uploaded:

Please note that Storj Labs does not know or store your encryption passphrase, so if you lose it, you will not be able to recover your files.

7. Your Uplink is configured and ready to use!