Amazon provides storage services to store data in the form of files and folders. This easy to use mechanism allows you to store and retrieve services from Amazon server. To use any service on the web, a User ID and Password is required. The AWS Access Key and Secret Key serve the purpose of ID and Password to access Amazon S3.
Each time, while connecting to S3, you have to provide these two keys (Access key & Secret key).
Bucket Explorer allows the AWS user not to enter Access key and Secret key each time when they are connecting to S3 account using Bucket Explorer.
You don't need to worry about your Secret key because it is stored in encrypted form on your Local system.
Password Protected AWS Credential:
This feature allows you to save
with two options: Save with password and Save without password.
Save with password
Using this option, your credentials are saved with password. Every time, when you connect, you have to input that password to decrypt your credential.
Save without password
Using this option, your credentials are decrypted with machine name, thus you don’t need to give password when connecting; decryption will be done automatically by machine name.
If you save any credential at local machine, then you can find them at Quick Connect drop down option. So you don’t need to re-enter them.
There is an
option under Quick connect Drop down list.Using it, you can add, Edit or Delete your AWS Credentials.
Clear History option is also available with Quick Connect. This option removes all the saved credentials from Quick connect and from xml.