Create new S3 bucket and add objects to it

Create new S3 bucket

These steps will guide you to create a bucket

  1. Go to the S3 console at

  2. Click Create bucket

  3. For Bucket name supply a name. This must be unique across all buckets in AWS

    • Tip: Name the bucket <first_name><last_initial>_<date in yyyymmdd format> (do NOT include the angle brackets)
  4. Click Next three times

  5. Review screen: click Create bucket

Add object(s) to an S3 bucket

Use these instructions to add one or more objects to an S3 bucket

Note: You have the option to make the object(s) publically readable. Do NOT do this for S3 buckets used in production, or containing sensitive data. It is recommended you create a new test S3 bucket if you want to host publically readable objects.

  1. Click on the name of the bucket you are using (this can be the one you created above)
  2. If, and only if, you want to make the uploaded object(s) publically readable then:
    1. Click on the Permissions tab
    2. Clear both …access control lists (ACLs) checkboxes (or verify they are already cleared)
    3. Click Save
    4. Type confirm
    5. Click Confirm
    6. Click on the Overview tab
  3. Drag the file(s) you want to upload to the bucket into the object upload area
  4. Click Next
  5. If, and only if, you want to make this object(s) publically readable then under Manage public permissions select Grant public read access to this object(s)
  6. Click Next two more times
  7. Click Upload

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