Create your first Cloud Storage bucket using Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

Lab Overview

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.

Lab Objectives

Upon completion of this Lab you will be able to:

Lab Prerequisites


Lab Environment

After completing the lab instructions the environment should look similar to:


Follow these steps to learn by building helpful cloud resources

Log In to the Amazon Web Service Console

Your first step to start the laboratory 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