Create an Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Point - Amazon Simple Storage Service
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Create an Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Point

The following example demonstrates how to create a Multi-Region Access Point by using the Amazon S3 console.

To create a Multi-Region Access Point
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. In the left navigation pane, choose Multi-Region Access Points.

  3. Choose Create Multi-Region Access Points to begin creating your Multi-Region Access Point.

  4. On the Multi-Region Access Point page, supply a name for the Multi-Region Access Point in the Multi-Region Access Point name field.

  5. Select the buckets that will be associated with this Multi-Region Access Point. You can choose buckets that are in your account, or you can choose buckets from other accounts.


    You must add at least one bucket from either your account or other accounts. Also, be aware that Multi-Region Access Points support only one bucket per Amazon Web Services Region. Therefore, you can’t add two buckets from the same Region. Amazon Web Services Regions that are disabled by default are not supported.

    • To add a bucket that is in your account, choose Add buckets. A list of all the buckets in your account displays. You can search for your bucket by name, or sort the bucket names in alphabetical order.

    • To add a bucket from another account, choose Add bucket from other accounts. Make sure that you know the exact bucket name and Amazon Web Services account ID because you can't search or browse for buckets in other accounts.


      You must enter a valid Amazon Web Services account ID and bucket name. The bucket must also be in a supported Region, or you will encounter an error when you try to create your Multi-Region Access Point. For the list of Regions that support Multi-Region Access Points, see Multi-Region Access Points restrictions and limitations.

  6. (Optional) If you need to remove a bucket that you added, choose Remove.


    You can’t add or remove buckets to this Multi-Region Access Point after you’ve finished creating it.

  7. Under Block Public Access settings for this Multi-Region Access Point, select the Block Public Access settings that you want to apply to the Multi-Region Access Point. By default, all Block Public Access settings are enabled for new Multi-Region Access Points. We recommend that you leave all settings enabled unless you know that you have a specific need to disable any of them.


    You can't change the Block Public Access settings for a Multi-Region Access Point after the Multi-Region Access Point has been created. Therefore, if you're going to block public access, make sure that your applications work correctly without public access before you create a Multi-Region Access Point.

  8. Choose Create Multi-Region Access Point.


When you add a bucket that's owned by another account to your Multi-Region Access Point, the bucket owner must also update their bucket policy to grant access permissions to the Multi-Region Access Point. Otherwise, the Multi-Region Access Point won't be able to retrieve data from that bucket. For example policies that show how to grant such access, see Multi-Region Access Point policy examples.

You can use the Amazon CLI to create a Multi-Region Access Point. When you create the Multi-Region Access Point, you must provide all the buckets that it will support. You can't add buckets to the Multi-Region Access Point after it has been created.

The following example creates a Multi-Region Access Point with two buckets by using the Amazon CLI. To use this example command, replace the user input placeholders with your own information.

aws s3control create-multi-region-access-point --account-id 111122223333 --details '{ "Name": "simple-multiregionaccesspoint-with-two-regions", "PublicAccessBlock": { "BlockPublicAcls": true, "IgnorePublicAcls": true, "BlockPublicPolicy": true, "RestrictPublicBuckets": true }, "Regions": [ { "Bucket": "DOC-EXAMPLE-BUCKET1" }, { "Bucket": "DOC-EXAMPLE-BUCKET2" } ] }' --region us-west-2