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AWS VPC Endpoints for S3

In this hands-on lab, you will learn about using VPC endpoints to provide a private connection to an AWS S3 bucket. First, we will go over use cases for creating VPC endpoints. Then, we will walk through VPC endpoint creation and S3 bucket connection.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Dec 21, 2021

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create a VPC Endpoint for S3

    1. Navigate to VPC.
    2. From the VPC dashboard, click Endpoints > Create Endpoint.
    3. Select the service name for S3.
    4. Select the available VPC.
    5. Select the appropriate route table (the one with Yes in the Main column).
    6. Click Create endpoint.
  2. Challenge

    Connect to S3 through the VPC Endpoint

    1. Connect to the private EC2 instance via SSH:

      ssh cloud_user@<PRIVATE_IP_ADDRESS>
    2. Confirm communication with the S3 bucket through the VPC endpoint:

      aws s3 ls

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