Create Your First Amazon S3 Bucket
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Create your first Cloud Storage bucket using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)
Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3) provides secure, durable, and highly scalable object storage. To upload data such as photos, videos and static documents, you must first create a logical storage bucket in one of the AWS regions. Then you can upload any number of objects to it. Buckets and objects are resources, and Amazon S3 provides both APIs and a web console to manage them.
Amazon S3 can be used alone or together with other AWS services such as Amazon EC2, Amazon Elastic Block Store (Amazon EBS), and Amazon Glacier, as well as third-party storage repositories and gateways. Amazon S3 provides cost-effective object storage for a wide variety of use cases including web applications, content distribution, backup and archiving, disaster recovery, and big data analytics.
This Lab guides you through the bucket creation process and its first usage. The Cloud Academy Labs Engine constantly checks the Lab environment, giving you instant feedback on your work.
Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:
- Create an S3 bucket
- Create a folder within an S3 bucket
- Upload content to S3
- Change permissions to allow public access of content
- Set metadata on an S3 bucket
- Delete an S3 bucket and its contents
After completing the lab instructions the environment should look similar to:
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Follow these steps to learn by building helpful cloud resources
Log In to the Amazon Web Services Console
Your first step to start the Lab experience
Creating an S3 Bucket
Create an S3 Bucket for object storage
Creating a Folder inside an S3 Bucket
Create a folder to help organize S3
Uploading a File to S3
Upload content to your S3 bucket
Granting Public Access to an S3 Object
Allow public access to an object (file) in S3
Changing Metadata of an S3 Object
Change system and user metadata of an S3 object
Deleting an S3 Bucket
Delete an S3 bucket and its content