How do I transfer the ownership of an Amazon S3 bucket to a different AWS account?

Last updated: 2022-06-17

I want to transfer the ownership of Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) bucket from one AWS account to a different account. How can I do that?

Resolution

You can't transfer Amazon S3 bucket ownership between AWS accounts because the bucket is always owned by the account that created it. Instead, you can copy Amazon S3 objects from one bucket to another so that you give ownership of the copied objects to the destination account. For instructions, see How can I copy S3 objects from another AWS account?

Warning: AWS Support can't transfer bucket ownership or copy Amazon S3 objects or manipulate any configuration options in AWS accounts. Also, you can't separate an AWS account from an Amazon.com account.


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