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How to Sign Up for Amazon S3 Service and Connect to It with CloudBerry Explorer

In this article, we will explain how to register account in Amazon Web Services and start using Amazon S3 storage. To simplify data management in Amazon S3, we will use CloudBerry Explorer Freeware for Amazon S3.

How to Create Account in Amazon Web Services

1 Go to AWS official website and click the link at the very top right corner of the screen:

2Click Create a new AWS account:

3Enter valid details on the next screen:

4Enter contact information further.

5Enter payment information on the next screen. You will not be charged upon sign up procedure. Your credit card is needed for the billing for usage of AWS services in the future

6If you are new to AWS, check out short tutorials on the next page. Once finished, you are ready to use all AWS services, including Amazon S3.

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How to Connect CloudBerry Explorer to Your Amazon S3 Account

CloudBerry Explorer for S3 allows management of your Amazon S3 storage. It's simple and free, if you don't need advanced feature stack.

1Download CloudBerry Explorer from our website.

2Once CloudBerry Explorer is installed, add your Amazon S3 account. When running the software for the first time, you will see a pop-up with Account Registration dialogue. Click New account or Add

3Choose Amazon S3 from the list. Enter any name to your S3 account. After that add Access key and Secret key. If you don't know how to generate them, check out the next of our article.

4If you have Access and Secret Keys, simply add them to your account in CloudBerry Explorer. That is the last step of the setup. Your account will synchronize with CloudBerry Explorer and you will be able to see what's inside of your bucket. 

How to Get Access Identifiers

Below is a shortened guide to retrieve your Access Key and Secret Key. Check out our full guide on how to find your access and secret key in AWS account.

1Access and Secret keys are also known as Access Identifiers and you can think of them as about your username and password. To get them go to the website and click My Security Credentials as on the screenshots below: 

2Click Continue to Security Credentials:

3Click Create New Access Key on the next screen. Keys will be displayed to you. We advise to use password keepers, like Lastpass, to keep these credentials safe.

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  • File management in Amazon S3 and S3-compatible storage
  • Encryption and compression
  • IAM and security management
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