Cloud computing/Amazon Web Services/Amazon Simple Storage Service

Amazon S3 or Amazon Simple Storage Service a service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) that provides Object Storage through a web service interface or CLI.


See also: Cloud computing/Amazon Web Services/AWS Command Line Tool (CLI)

  • aws s3 cp[1]
  • aws s3 sync
  • aws s3 rm


Encryption is supported in AWS S3 (default Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256bit)

  • In transit (SSL/TLS)
  • At Rest:
    • Server Side Encryption (SSE):
    • S3 Managed Keys (SSE-S3; 256bit);
    • AWS Key Management Service, Managed Keys (SSE-KMS)
    • Server Side Encryption with Customer Provided Keys (SSE-C)
  • Client Side Encryption (user encypts data on their local machine and then upload to AWS S3)

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