Configuring the SDK for JavaScript - Amazon SDK for JavaScript
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The Amazon SDK for JavaScript V3 API Reference Guide describes in detail all the API operations for the Amazon SDK for JavaScript version 3 (V3).

Starting October 1, 2022, Amazon SDK for JavaScript (v3) will end support for Internet Explorer 11 (IE 11). For details, see Announcing the end of support for Internet Explorer 11 in the Amazon SDK for JavaScript (v3).

Configuring the SDK for JavaScript

Before you use the SDK for JavaScript to invoke web services using the API, you must configure the SDK. At a minimum, you must configure these settings:

  • The Amazon Region in which you will request services

  • The credentials that authorize your access to SDK resources

In addition to these settings, you might also have to configure permissions for your Amazon resources. For example, you can limit access to an Amazon S3 bucket or restrict an Amazon DynamoDB table for read-only access.

The Amazon SDKs and Tools Reference Guide also contains settings, features, and other foundational concepts common among many of the Amazon SDKs.

The topics in this section describe the ways to configure the SDK for JavaScript for Node.js and JavaScript running in a web browser.