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Exercise 5.1 - Setup an AWS S3 bucket

In this exercise, you'll learn how to setup an AWS S3 bucket in your own AWS environment and how to upload data in that S3 bucket.
First of all, in this module we'll use four CSV files as datasources in Informatica. Please download the file from your Environment Variables GitHub repository to your desktop and unzip its contents on your desktop.

Create your S3 bucket

Go to and sign in with the Amazon-account you created in Module 4.
After logging in, you'll be redirected to the AWS Management Console .
In the Find Services menu, search for s3 .
Click the first search result: S3 - Scalable Storage in the Cloud .
You'll then see the Amazon S3 homepage.
Click the Create Bucket button.
In the Create Bucket screen, you need to configure two things:
  • Name: use the name aepmodule5LDAP and replace LDAP by your LDAP. As an example, in this exercise the bucket name is aepmodule5vangeluw
  • Region: use the region EU (Frankfurt) eu-central-1
Scroll down on the page until you see Bucket settings for Block Public Access . Leave these settings as they are, no need to change them.
Click the Create Bucket button.
You'll then see your bucket being created and will be redirected to the Amazon S3 homepage.

Upload CSV files to your S3 bucket

The next step is to upload the CSV files we'll use for this module into your S3 bucket.
Click on your S3 bucket to open it. You'll then see this page.
Click Upload to start uploading the four CSV files.
You'll then see this popup.
Click Add Files .
Navigate to the directory csvfiles on your desktop, select all four files and then click Open .
You'll then see this screen.
Click Upload .
You'll now see your CSV files uploaded in your S3 bucket.

Set permissions to access your S3 bucket

The next step is to setup access to your S3 bucket.
Access to AWS resources is controlled by Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM).
You'll now see this page.
In the left menu, click Users .
You'll then see the Users screen.
Click Add User .
Next, configure your user:
  • User Name: use s3_ldap as a name, so in this example the name is s3_vangeluw .
  • AWS access type: select Programmatic access .
Click Next: Permissions .
You'll then see this permissions screen. Click Attach existing policies directly .
Enter the search term s3 to see all related S3 policies. Select the policy AmazonS3FullAccess .
Click Next: Tags .
On the Tags screen, there's no need to configure anything.
Click Next: Review .
Review your configuration.
Click Create User .
Your user is now created and you're seeing your Credentials to access your S3 environment. This is the only time you'll see your credentials so please write them down.
Click Show to see your Secret access key:
Store your credentials in a text-file in your computer.
  • Access key ID: ...
  • Secret access key: ...
Once you click Close you'll never see your credentials again!
Click Close .
You've now successfully created an AWS S3 bucket, you've uploaded CSV files into that bucket and you've created a user with permissions to access this bucket.