Viewing object properties in the Amazon S3 console - Amazon Simple Storage Service
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Viewing object properties in the Amazon S3 console

You can use the Amazon S3 console to view the properties of an object, including storage class, encryption settings, tags, and metadata.

To view the properties of an object
  1. Sign in to the Amazon Web Services Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. In the Buckets list, choose the name of the bucket that contains the object.

  3. In the Objects list, choose the name of the object you want to view properties for.

    The Object overview for your object opens. You can scroll down to view the object properties.

  4. On the Object overview page, you can configure the following properties for the object.


    If you change the Storage Class, Encryption, or Metadata properties, a new object is created to replace the old one. If S3 Versioning is enabled, a new version of the object is created, and the existing object becomes an older version. The role that changes the property also becomes the owner of the new object or (object version).

    1. Storage class – Each object in Amazon S3 has a storage class associated with it. The storage class that you choose to use depends on how frequently you access the object. The default storage class for S3 objects is STANDARD. You choose which storage class to use when you upload an object. For more information about storage classes, see Using Amazon S3 storage classes.

      To change the storage class after you upload an object, choose Storage class. Choose the storage class that you want, and then choose Save.

    2. Server-side encryption settings – You can use server-side encryption to encrypt your S3 objects. For more information, see Specifying server-side encryption with Amazon KMS (SSE-KMS) or Specifying server-side encryption with Amazon S3 managed keys (SSE-S3).

    3. Metadata – Each object in Amazon S3 has a set of name-value pairs that represents its metadata. For information about adding metadata to an S3 object, see Editing object metadata in the Amazon S3 console.

    4. Tags – You categorize storage by adding tags to an S3 object. For more information, see Categorizing your storage using tags.

    5. Object lock legal hold and rentention – You can prevent an object from being deleted. For more information, see Using S3 Object Lock.