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Create a VPC Endpoint and S3 Bucket in AWS

In this hands-on lab, we will create a VPC endpoint and an S3 bucket to illustrate the benefits available for our cloud implementations. VPC endpoints can be used instead of NAT gateways to provide access to AWS resources. Many customers have legitimate privacy and security concerns about sending and receiving data across the public internet. VPC endpoints for S3 can alleviate these challenges by using the private IP address of an instance to access S3 with no exposure to the public internet.

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Clock icon Intermediate
Clock icon 30m
Clock icon Jul 27, 2020

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Table of Contents

  1. Challenge

    Create an S3 Bucket

    Use the AWS Management Console to create an S3 bucket beginning with the name vpcendpointbucket, followed by random numbers to ensure the bucket is unique.

  2. Challenge

    Create a VPC Endpoint

    1. From the Management Console, go to VPC.
    2. Click Route Tables, find the unnamed private route table, and name it private.
    3. Click Endpoints and Create Endpoint.
    4. Select the S3 service.
    5. Create an S3 Gateway Endpoint with your private subnet.
  3. Challenge

    Verify VPC Endpoint Access to S3

    1. Check the route table to make sure you see a route using the VPC endpoint to S3.
    2. To verify, SSH into the public instance (use the credentials from the lab).
    3. From the public instance, SSH in to the private instance.
    4. Run aws s3 ls, and confirm that the S3 bucket is in your environment.

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