Managing data access with Amazon S3 access points - Amazon Simple Storage Service
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Managing data access with Amazon S3 access points

Amazon S3 access points simplify data access for any Amazon service or customer application that stores data in S3. Access points are named network endpoints that are attached to buckets that you can use to perform S3 object operations, such as GetObject and PutObject. Each access point has distinct permissions and network controls that S3 applies for any request that is made through that access point. Each access point enforces a customized access point policy that works in conjunction with the bucket policy that is attached to the underlying bucket. You can configure any access point to accept requests only from a virtual private cloud (VPC) to restrict Amazon S3 data access to a private network. You can also configure custom block public access settings for each access point.

Note
  • You can only use access points to perform operations on objects. You can't use access points to perform other Amazon S3 operations, such as modifying or deleting buckets. For a complete list of S3 operations that support access points, see Access point compatibility with Amazon services.

  • Access points work with some, but not all, Amazon services and features. For example, you can't configure Cross-Region Replication to operate through an access point. For a complete list of Amazon services that are compatible with S3 access points, see Access point compatibility with Amazon services.

This section explains how to work with Amazon S3 access points. For information about working with buckets, see Buckets overview. For information about working with objects, see Amazon S3 objects overview.