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Understanding the Amazon S3 login fields

This guide will walk you through the correct process of login to Amazon S3 with Dataslayer.

To login to AWS S3 in Dataslayer, you need 4 fields that you can find in the Amazon console:

Bucket Name
Access Key
Access Secret

To find this information, follow these steps:

Log into Amazon console and go to Amazon console > Amazon S3 > Buckets.

Once here, you will find the Bucket Name and its Region. Copy these two informations.
You only need the last part of the AWS region (after the parenthesis).

To get the access key you will have to create one, to do this click on your User > Security credentials.
You need specific permission to perform this step. Find out more here.

Click on Create access key.

Select Third-party service > confirm to proceed to create an access key > click on Next.

Create a description tag and click on Create access key.

You have created your access key! Copy the key and the secret access key and click on Done.

Required permissions to create an access key

To be able to create an access key you must have specific permissions. To do this go to IAM-Policies-Create Policies and create one with this JSON:

            "Sid": "AllowManageOwnAccessKeys",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
            "Resource": "arn:aws:iam::*:user/${aws:username}"

With the policy created, go to the user you want to give permission to and assign this policy to it.

Learn more about AWS access key permissions on this link.

Now let's log into AWS S3 in Dataslayer:

Log into the Dataslayer website.

Once logged in, click on Amazon S3 destination.

Click on New Transfer.

Once here, click on Connect with AWS.

Paste the Bucket Name, Region, Access Key and Access Secret in the corresponding fields.

Done! Click on Connect and you have succesfully connected with AWS.

As always, please contact us via our live chat on our website or via email if you still have doubts or questions. We are happy to help!

Updated on: 10/04/2024

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