How To Get Amazon S3 Access Keys

  1. Go to http://aws.amazon.com.
  2. Click on “My Account/Console” and select “Security Credentials”.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 2

  3. Select “Get Started with IAM Users”.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 3

  4. Click “Create New Users”.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 4

  5. Enter a user name, e.g. ObjectiveFS, and click “Create”.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 5

  6. Click “Show User Security Credentials” once the user is created.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 6

  7. The “Access Key ID” and “Secret Access Key” are what you need to create your ObjectiveFS filesystem.

    You should also download these credentials and store it in a safe place. You will need these credentials when you start up another instance of ObjectiveFS.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 7

  8. Select “Groups” on the left hand menu bar, and click on “Create New Group”.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 8

  9. Enter a group name, e.g. S3All.
    Note: if you have multiple buckets and would like to restrict ObjectiveFS to only one S3 bucket, please see how to grant access to only one S3 bucket using AWS IAM policy.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 9

  10. Scroll down to select the “Amazon S3 Full Access” in the Set Permissions step.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 9

  11. Click continue on the next step, and select “Create Group”.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 9

  12. Finally, add the newly created user to this group. Click “Add Users to Group”.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 9

  13. Then, select the user created in step 5 and click “Add Users”.

    Getting AWS S3 Keys Step 9

  14. You can now use your “Access Key ID” and “Secret Access Key” to run ObjectiveFS.

by ObjectiveFS staff, June 1, 2015
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