How to load Access Key Id, Secret Acces Key and Session Token from Environment Variables.
S3 Browser
Free Windows Client for Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront

Amazon S3 Credentials from Environment Variables

You may use this storage type if you would like to load Amazon S3 credentials and session tokens from environment variables.

This could be useful in cases when you would like to obtain temporary credentials and session tokens and update environment variables on your own.

The following environment variables are used:

  • AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID - holds Access Key ID
  • AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY - holds Secret Access Key
  • AWS_SESSION_TOKEN - holds Session Token (optional)

These variables are fully compatible with official AWS Tools/CLI for Windows.

Variable values are cached for 3 seconds.

To load Access Keys from Environment Variables

1. Start S3 Browser and click Accounts -> Add New Account.

click add new account menu item

Click Accounts -> Add New Account

Add New Account dialog will open:

aws credentials from environment variables

Add New Account dialog.

2. Select Amazon S3 (Credentials from Environment Variables)

3. Enable SSL/TLS option if you would like to work via encrypted SSL/TLS channel.

4. Click Add new account

You can now choose the newly added account from the accounts menu:

how to switch between amazon s3 accounts

Click Accounts -> Account Name to switch between accounts.

S3 Browser 9.5.5 Freeware
Powered by Amazon Web Services and Rated by CNET Editors!
Social Connection
S3 Client Logo
Like Us!
People like S3 Browser!
People like us
Our customers say

"S3 Browser is an invaluable tool to me as a web developer to easily manage my automated site backups" -Bob Kraft, Web Developer

"Just want to show my appreciation for a wonderful product. I use S3 Browser a lot, it is a great tool." -Gideon Kuijten, Pro User

"Thank You Thank You Thank You for this tool. A must have for anyone using S3!" -Brian Cummiskey, USA

Related Products
Windows Client for Amazon Glacier - new low-cost storage for data archiving and backup.
protects your Windows Server from RDP Brute-force Attacks.
"Amazon Web Services", "AWS", "Amazon S3", "Amazon Simple Storage Service", "Amazon CloudFront", "CloudFront", the "Powered by Amazon Web Services" logo are trademarks of, Inc. or its affiliates in the US and/or other countries.
Copyright © 2008-2021 NetSDK Software. All rights reserved.  Terms of Use.  Privacy Policy.  S3 Drive.  RDP brute-force protection.