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Setting Up Your Amazon S3: A Step-by-Step Guide

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Step 1: Create an AWS Account

  1. Go to the AWS homepage.
  2. Click on the “Complete Sign Up” button.
  3. Fill in your information to create an AWS Root User Account.


Step 2: Create an IAM User

  1. Open the IAM console.
  2. In the navigation panel, choose “Users” and select “Create user”.
  3. For the user name, type a name.
  4. Select “Programmatic access” for the access type.
  5. Choose “Next: Permissions”.

Step 3: Set Permissions

  1. Choose “Attach existing policies directly”.
  2. In the policy list, select the check box for “AmazonS3FullAccess”.
  3. Choose “Next: Tags”.

Step 4: Review

  1. Review the user and permissions.
  2. Choose “Create user”.

Step 5: Get the IAM Access Key ID and Secret Access Key

  1. After creating the user, click on the Username and navigate to the Create access key.
  2. Choose “Third-party service”.

  3. The “Access key ID” and “Secret access key” are displayed.
  4. Choose “Download .csv” to save these keys to a CSV file.

That’s it! You now have an Amazon S3 account and your IAM access key ID and secret access key.



–  Keep the keys confidential to protect your AWS resources.

– Remember to keep your keys secure and do not share them. If you lose your keys, you can always create new ones in the IAM console.


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