Getting started with Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Points


Create Amazon S3 buckets

You will learn how to create Amazon S3 buckets to add to your S3 Multi-Region Access point.


Before creating your Amazon S3 Multi-Region Access Point, you need to create Amazon S3 buckets for it to route traffic to. In this module, you will create two or more S3 buckets.

 Time to complete

5 minutes


Create Amazon S3 buckets

Note: You can use existing Amazon S3 buckets behind a new S3 Multi-Region Access Point. New S3 buckets are not required. However, we recommend that you create new S3 buckets to simplify replication of data and clean up.

1.1 - Sign in to the AWS Management console and open the Amazon S3 console.

1.2 - Create an Amazon S3 bucket

  • In the Amazon S3 left-hand navigation, select Buckets. Then, select Create bucket.

1.3 - Name and AWS Region

1.4 - Object Ownership

1.5 - Block Public Access

  • For Block Public Access settings for this bucket, keep the default selection Block all public access.

1.6 - Bucket Versioning

  • For Bucket Versioning, select Disable.
    • Bucket versioning is a requirement for S3 Replication. By leaving it disabled you will see later how the replication setup process handles this.
  • Optionally, add a bucket tag to help track costs associated with a workload. AWS uses the bucket tags to organize your resource costs on your cost allocation report, to make it easier for you to categorize and track your AWS costs. For more information, see Using Cost Allocation Tags in the AWS Billing User Guide.

1.7 - Default encryption

  • For Default encryption, select Amazon S3-managed keys (SSE-S3).
    • The settings here will apply to any objects uploaded to the bucket where you have not defined different at-rest encryption details during the upload process.
    • If your encryption requirements are not satisfied by SSE-S3, you can also leverage AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS). However, for the purposes of this guide, select SSE-S3 as this will allow you to set up replication rules from within the Multi-Region Access point. For more information about how Amazon S3 uses AWS KMS, see the AWS Key Management Service Developer Guide.

1.8 - Advanced settings

  • For Advanced settings, leave the default settings.
  • Then, select Create bucket.

1.9 - Create at least one more S3 bucket

  • Repeat steps 1.2 - through 1.8  to create at least one more S3 bucket to add to your S3 Multi-Region Access point. Each bucket must be in a different AWS Region. You can add one bucket per AWS Region in up to 17 separate AWS Regions to a single S3 Multi-Region Access Point.


In this module, you learned how to create multiple Amazon S3 buckets to add to your S3 Multi-Region Access point.

You are now ready to create a Multi-Region Access Point.

Create an S3 Multi-Region Access Point