This section contains simple OpenStorage SDK tutorials for multiple languages. Each tutorial will provide an introduction to programming your OpenStorage system.

Setting up the mock-sdk-server

For simplicity these tutorials will use the mock-sdk-server provided by the OpenStorage project. It is an in-memory storage system implementation of the OpenStorage SDK and it makes it possible to develop your client by simply running a container on your laptop or system.

Run the following command to start the server:

$ docker run --rm --name sdk -d -p 9100:9100 -p 9110:9110 openstorage/mock-sdk-server

Running this docker command will expose port 9100 for the gRPC server, and port 9110 for the gRPC REST Gateway connection. As shown in the Architecture, the gRPC REST Gateway translates simple REST requests to gRPC requets.

This document assumes that you will be running the container on your system, therefore it will refer to the connetion as localhost. If you have the container running on another system, you will need to change the server location accordingly.

Let's test the connection now before continuing by running the following to the gRPC REST Gateway:

$ curl -X GET "http://localhost:9110/v1/clusters/current" \
     -H "accept: application/json" \
     -H "Content-Type: application/json" \
     -d "{}"

This should return information about the cluster in JSON format, for example:


Setting up security in the mock-sdk-server

This section will help you enable security in the mock-sdk-server.

Enabling TLS

You will need the server crt and key files to provide them to the mock-sdk-server. Since the mock-sdk-server is running in a container, you will need to map into the container the directory where the certificates are located. Here is an example:

$ ls ./certs/
server.crt server.key
$ docker run --rm --name sdk -d -p 9100:9100 -p 9110:9110 \
  -v $PWD/certs:/certs \
  openstorage/mock-sdk-server \
  -d --driver=name=fake \
  --tls-cert-file=/certs/server.crt \

NOTE: For development simplicity, cert files are provided under the examples/unsecure_certs

Enabling Authorization Using A Shared Key

The simplest method to enable authorization is to use the shared secret key model. To enable the server authorization with a shared secret, you will need to pass the secret using the command line. In the following example, the secret mysecret is passed to the server as the shared secret:

$ docker run --rm --name sdk -d -p 9100:9100 -p 9110:9110 \
  openstorage/mock-sdk-server \
  -d --driver=name=fake \

RSA and ECDSA authorization using public keys are also supported. Check out the help by typing:

$ docker run --rm --name sdk -d -p 9100:9100 -p 9110:9110 \
  openstorage/mock-sdk-server \

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