What are the security mechanisms available in Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 is a very secure storage service. Some of the main security mechanisms available in Amazon S3 are as follows:

  • Access: When we create a bucket or an object, only the owner get the access to the bucket and objects.
  • Authentication: Amazon S3 also support user authentication to control who has access to a specific object or bucket.
  • Access Control List: We can create Access Control Lists (ACL) to provide selective permissions to users and groups.
  • HTTPS: Amazon S3 also supports HTTPS protocol to securely upload and download data from cloud.
  • Encryption: We can also use Server Side Encryption (SSE) in Amazon S3 to encrypt data.

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