In this tutorial we assume that you have signed up for Amazon S3 and downloaded and installed S3 Browser.
When you start S3 Browser for the first time, you will be asked to add new Account:Add New Account dialog.
2. Fill out the following fields:
- Account Name - You can assign any name to your Account.
- Account Type - S3 Browser supports multiple account types, choose the storage you want to work with. The following storages are supported for now:
- Access Key ID and Secret Access Key - Access Keys are used to sign the requests you send to Amazon S3. If you need help in retrieving your Access Keys, please check out the following article: AWS Access Keys .
- Encrypt Access Keys with a password - Turn this option on if you want to protect your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key with a master password. You will be asked for a master password each time you start S3 Browser.
- Use secure transfer (SSL/TLS) - Turn this option on if you would like to encrypt all communications with the storage.
3. Click Add new account.
Now you are ready to start working with S3 Browser.
All files on S3 are stored in top-level containers called a 'buckets'. You need to create at least one bucket before uploading files to Amazon S3. Click here to learn how to create an Amazon S3 Bucket. Use this link to learn more about Amazon S3 Buckets.
Once you have created a new bucket, you can create new folders to organize your files, and upload and download files to and from Amazon S3.
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