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How to access Amazon AWS S3?

Posted by Vivek on August 22, 2015

Here are the steps to access Amazon S3 to access files stored on cloud.

  1. Download AWS CLI Installer from https://s3.amazonaws.com/aws-cli/AWSCLI64.msi. It can be 32 bit or 64 bit depending your system’s setting.
  2. Once downloaded, Install the AWS CLI
  3. Open the Command Prompt and navigate to the directory where AWS client is installed.
  4. Enter the command from the bin directory- aws configure

Provide the Access Key and Secret Access Key when asked. You can leave the region name and output format fields blank. Example below:

C:\windows\system32>aws configure

AWS Access Key ID [None]: [Access Key]

AWS Secret Access Key [None]: [Secret Access Key]

Default region name [None]:

Default output format [None]:

You can use clients such as S3 Browser to connect and access the files.

If you want to change the credentials, go to user home. You should be able to find .aws directory. It has two files – config and credentials. Credentials file should have access key id and secret access key.

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