Amazon S3

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Amazon S3 is used to connect owncloud to your Amazon S3 bucket.

If your installation uses S3 as an external storage in any version before ownCloud 10.3, you have to install and enable files_external_s3. Otherwise, files stored on existing S3 external storages will not be fully accessible.


To connect your Amazon S3 buckets to ownCloud, you will need:

  • S3 access key

  • S3 secret key

  • Bucket name

In the Folder name field enter a local folder name for your S3 mountpoint. If it does not exist, it will be created.

In the Available for field, enter the users or groups who have permission to access your S3 mount.

The Enable SSL checkbox enables HTTPS connections; using HTTPS is always highly recommended.


Optionally, you can override the hostname, port and region of your S3 server, which is required for non-Amazon servers such as Ceph Object Gateway.

Enable path style is usually not required (and is, in fact, incompatible with newer Amazon datacenters), but can be used with non-Amazon servers where the DNS infrastructure cannot be controlled. Ordinarily, requests will be made with http://bucket.hostname.domain/, but with path style enabled, requests are made with http://hostname.domain/bucket instead.

See External Storage Configuration for additional mount options and information, and External Storage Authentication mechanisms for more information on authentication schemes.