Why am I seeing "Error" in the Access field for some buckets in the Amazon S3 console?

Last updated: 2019-11-05

I'm using the Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) console to view buckets. However, I'm seeing "Error" in the Access column for certain buckets. Why am I seeing these errors?

Resolution

In the Amazon S3 console, the bucket list view includes an Access column that provides information about public access to each bucket. To see the Access value, the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) user or role that's using the console must have the following permissions to each bucket:

s3:GetAccountPublicAccessBlock
s3:GetBucketPublicAccessBlock
s3:GetBucketPolicyStatus
s3:GetBucketAcl

If the IAM identity (user or role) doesn't have the required permissions, then the identity sees "Error" in the Access field. This is also true if the identity is explicitly denied access to the required permissions.

To enable an IAM identity to see Access values in the Amazon S3 console, add the required permissions to the user's or role's policy.

Note: Because of eventual consistency, a bucket that was recently deleted might appear in the console with "Error" in the Access field. To confirm if a bucket was deleted, you can check the AWS CloudTrail event history for DeleteBucket events.


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