Amazon S3

Connector Creation

Authorizing Amazon S3 is straightforward. To authorize or add a Amazon S3 account as a Connector, follow these simple steps:

  • Select Amazon S3 from the Connector list in the Transfer Wizard.
  • Click Authorize a new Amazon S3 account.
  • Name your Connector.
  • Enter your Access Key ID and Secret Access Key.
  • Click Authorize, and voila!

Adding an Amazon S3 account to Mover

Troubleshooting

Authorization: If you're having trouble creating or adding a Amazon S3 connector, here are some things to try:

  • Double check that you're entering in your Access Key ID and Secret Key correctly - these are both long alphanumeric strings prone to mistakes if entered manually. If copy and pasting, ensure that your computer is accurately performing that task.
  • Hover over your existing Amazon S3 integration in the Connector selection screen and select Reauthorize. This will take you through the Connector creation steps again in order to refresh the token/permissions that Mover has with your Amazon S3 account.
  • Open up private browsing or incognito mode and try again.

Transfer from Amazon S3 source: If you're having trouble transferring from Amazon S3:

  • Hit Rerun in the Activity Logs tab.
  • View your transfer log from the Activity Logs tab and see if there are any particular error messages you could act on.

Transfer to Amazon S3 destination: If you're having trouble transferring into Amazon S3:

  • Hit Rerun in the Activity Logs tab.
  • View your transfer log from the Activity Logs tab and see if there are any particular error messages you could act on.

Amazon S3 Regions: At this time, we only support certain regions in Amazon S3. See below for a list of supported and unsupported datacenters.

Name Code Supported
Asia Pacific (Mumbai) ap-south-1 X
Asia Pacific (Singapore) ap-southeast-1
Asia Pacific (Seoul) ap-northeast-2 X
Asia Pacific (Sydney) ap-southeast-2
Asia Pacific (Tokyo) ap-northeast-1
Canada (Central) ca-central-1 X
EU (Frankfurt) eu-central-1 X
EU (Ireland) eu-west-1
EU (London) eu-west-2 X
South America (Sao Paulo) sa-east-1
US East (N. Virginia) us-east-1
US East (Ohio) us-east-2 X
US West (N. California) us-west-1
US West (Oregon) us-west-2

Using Amazon S3 via IAM: With Amazon S3, by default we should have no trouble accessing your buckets. Here's how to connect to S3 via IAM:

  • From the AWS dashboard, go to the Services menu, then Administration & Security, and then IAM.
  • Then you'll want to create a user if you haven't already.
  • Next you'll need to go into Policies and hit Create Policy, and then pressCreate Your Own Policy so we can make a custom policy.
  • Name this policy something you'll easily find - perhaps Mover+IAMor something along those lines - you can also include a description of what it is. You'll then need to copy and paste the following into the Policy Document field:
  • You'll need to go back to the Users menu, click on the user you'd like to add the policy to, and then press Attach Policy. From here, you can search for the custom policy you've created, select it, and then hit the Attach Policy button at the bottom right of the screen.