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AWS IAM - How to create new user to Share Amazon S3 Bucket with?

Create new user to share bucket

Bucket Explorer Team Edition provides an easy authentication compared to the old Team Edition. You can share buckets /objects in your S3 account with your team members easily. To share objects/bucket you need to create user in your IAM account. Administrator has complete authority to create users and groups and manage them. He/She can provide/withdraw different permissions to his/her team members.

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Create User with Bucket Explorer

You don't need to write bunch of codes to create IAM user into your AWS account.

Follow the steps below to create a new User:

  1. Go to Bucket Explorer Team Edition site to manage Users and Groups.
  2. Login to the site using your account details.
  3. Once you're login to Bucket Explorer Team Edition, it will ask for a valid Access key and Secret Access key and after a successful authentication, you can Manage Groups and Users.
  4. Click on "Manage Users" link to start adding new Bucket Explorer Team Edition users.
  5. Click on "Create New" link at the end of the list containing all the current users. It will open a new page to add the user.
  6. To create new user, Admin has to enter the  Email Address of the user. Choose Team Name [1] , Bucket Resource or Object Resource [2] .
    Note: Bucket and Object Resource are optional.
  7. Select any Group where the user will be added. You can add a user into 10 different Groups at the most.
  8. Click on "Create" button to create new user.
  1. When the user is created, his/her password will be shown. Admin needs to send this password to the team member.
  2. A mail containing the link for Activation is also sent to the user. User has to click on the link in order to activate his/her account.
  • ˆ Team name: It's the name of the team where the user belongs.
  • ˆ Resource: It is not optional. Admin has to give the existing bucket name or the object on which the user will have permission. Admin can also give "*" as resource i.e. giving all buckets permission.