Introducing Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)

30 minutes
  • 5 Learning Objectives

About this Hands-on Lab

This hands-on lab will take you on a journey to start learning Amazon Simple Storage Service, known as Amazon S3. Amazon S3 runs on the world’s largest global cloud infrastructure and is designed from the ground up to deliver 99.999999999% durability. Data in Amazon S3 Standard, S3 Standard-IA, and Amazon Glacier storage classes is automatically distributed across a minimum of three physical Availability Zones (AZs) that are typically miles apart within an AWS Region. You will use the AWS account provided for you in the lab environment in order to work with Amazon S3.

Learning Objectives

Successfully complete this lab by achieving the following learning objectives:

Create a Bucket in Amazon S3

Create a bucket inside Amazon S3.

Note: When creating the bucket, under Object Ownership, select ACLs enabled.

Add an Object to the Bucket

Download the provided image file in the instructions, and upload it to the Amazon S3 bucket you just created.

Check Bucket Versioning

Bucket versioning is a great tool for backups and recovery of objects. This check ensures that you have enabled bucket versioning.

Manage Public Permissions

Once you’ve uploaded the object to your Amazon S3 bucket, you’ll want to use the Permissions tab to set the object as public.

Set Bucket Policies in Amazon S3

Set a bucket policy for your Amazon S3 bucket. In this example, you’ll provide anonymous access to the bucket.

Additional Resources

Note: When creating the bucket, under Object Ownership, select ACLs enabled.

As part of this lab, you will need to download the fountain.jpeg file.

You will also be instructed to copy the bucket policy from this GitHub repository.

What are Hands-on Labs

Hands-on Labs are real environments created by industry experts to help you learn. These environments help you gain knowledge and experience, practice without compromising your system, test without risk, destroy without fear, and let you learn from your mistakes. Hands-on Labs: practice your skills before delivering in the real world.

Sign In
Welcome Back!

Psst…this one if you’ve been moved to ACG!

Get Started
Who’s going to be learning?