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Set up Amazon S3

Objective

To set up Amazon's remote object storage service, Simple Storage Service (S3), so that you can create buckets (containers) for storing data such as images, database dump files, and database backups.  


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Prerequisites

  • Access to log into the AWS console and sign-up for cloud services. You cannot sign-up for the S3 service from the RightScale Dashboard.

Steps

Sign-up for Amazon S3

Sign-Up for Amazon S3

Create Cloud Credentials

You must specify the following information when you upload objects to an S3 bucket or retrieve "private" objects from a bucket. Fortunately, credentials are automatically created when the AWS cloud is added to a RightScale account.

  • AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID
  • AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY

If you are using ServerTemplates published by RightScale, many of them contain scripts for interacting with various remote object storage services like S3. Although, you will not find the following AWS credentials under the common location for user-defined credentials (Design > Credentials), you will be able to select them when you set up inputs. 

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