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Amazon S3 - How to create a new Amazon S3 account?

To be able to use Amazon S3 services, first you need to sign up. After signing up, you obtain two keys. These keys are required to start using Amazon S3 services. Once you finish signing up, you need to make sure that you are the only person involved in the transaction.

Follow the steps below to create a new Amazon S3 account:

  1. Open the page “ sign up for amazon s3 ” and locate a Sign Up button at the right side of the page. Click on the button and follow the instructions.
    Remember : To be able to use Bucket Explorer, you need an account, an AWS developer account and also need to subscribe to Amazon S3.
  2. Based on your current subscription levels with, you may see different signup wizards.
  3. As soon as you finish the sign up process, you will receive a welcome email in your mailbox.
  4. This mail will contain the link (longer one) which will take you to ‘ AWS Access Identifiers page.
  5. On this page, you will find the Access key   and   Secret key . These keys are located at the right side.
  6. Your access key is visible but your secret key, which serves as a password, is hidden within  "+"  sign.
  7. You need these two keys to start working with Amazon S3 Services.

ˆ AWS Access Identifiers : You use access identifiers to make sure that you are the only person who has signed up with Amazon services.  
  1. Normally you get the welcome email message instantly, but it may take time depending on your ISP’s traffic.
  2. Make sure you have kept your credentials safe. These are your keys to proceed and once stolen, it might affect your billing through misuse by others.

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