How to load Access Key Id, Secret Acces Key and Session Token from Environment Variables.
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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.

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