Amazon EC2

How to create S3 Bucket?

By Abhinay Durishetty
6 mins read
With the brief introduction to AWS S3 instances provided in the previous section, it's time to roll up our sleeves and gain some hands-on experience. Let's dive right into creating our very own S3 bucket!

Creating an Amazon S3 bucket involves a few simple steps. Amazon S3 is a scalable cloud storage service that allows you to store and retrieve data. Here's how you can create an S3 bucket using the AWS Management Console

Step 1: Sign In to AWS

Log in to your AWS Management Console ( using your AWS account credentials.

From the AWS Management Console, locate the "Services" dropdown and select "S3" under the "Storage" section.
Step 2: Click Create Bucket
In the Amazon S3 dashboard, you'll see a big button labeled "Create bucket." Click on it.
Step 3: Configure Bucket
You'll now be prompted to configure your bucket with various settings:
  • Bucket Name: Enter a globally unique name for your bucket.
  • Region: Choose the AWS region where you want to create the bucket
  • Copy settings from an existing bucket (optional): If desired, you can copy settings from an existing bucket..
Step 5 and 6 delve into more advanced aspects of Amazon S3 configuration. As you become more acquainted with the service, you'll naturally explore these areas in greater detail. For your current task, let's focus on creating a bucket using the default settings.
Step 4: Configure Options
In this step, configure additional options for your bucket:
  • Versioning: Choose whether to enable versioning for your bucket
  • Server access logging: Decide whether to enable logging of access requests.
  • Tags: Add any relevant tags for better organization.
  • Default encryption: Choose whether to enable default encryption for objects.
Step 5: Set Permissions
Configure permissions for your bucket:
  • Bucket Policy: Define a bucket policy to manage access to the bucket.
  • Block all public access: Choose whether to allow public access to the bucket's contents.
Step 6: Review and Create
Review all the settings you've configured to ensure they are correct.
If everything looks good, click the "Create bucket" button.
Step 7: Bucket Created

After a brief moment, you'll receive a confirmation message that the bucket has been successfully created.

Your new bucket will now be visible in the S3 dashboard under the list of buckets.
Keep in mind that these steps are based on creating a bucket through the AWS Management Console. If you prefer other methods like using AWS SDKs, CLI, or infrastructure-as-code tools like CloudFormation, the process may differ slightly.

Always double-check the settings and permissions to ensure the security and access control of your bucket.

" Congratulations on successfully creating your S3 bucket by following the step-by-step screenshots! "