How To Connect S3 Buckets

What is Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 or Amazon Simple Storage Service is a “simple storage service” offered by Amazon Web Services that provides object storage through a web service interface. Amazon S3 uses the same scalable storage infrastructure that Amazon.com uses to run its global e-commerce network.

Reference :Wikipedia

There is situation when data is stored in S3 and we need to connect it.

We can use a freeware called Cloudberry. You can install it by going to the following link:

http://www.cloudberrylab.com/free-amazon-s3-explorer-cloudfront-IAM.aspx

Once installed you will come to the following pop up where you just need to put access key and secret key along with the connection name that you can put.

After this you will come to the following screen. You will have to replace “root” with the bucket name under the S3 source location.

This is a great tool to test the connection with the different S3 also to confirm the bucket names.

Other is http://s3browser.com/

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