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

Last updated: 2022-11-22

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


The bucket list view in the Amazon S3 console 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 using the console must have the following permissions to each bucket:


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 explicitly is denied access to the required permissions.

To allow 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 recently was deleted might appear in the console with "Error" in the Access field. To confirm that a bucket was deleted, check the AWS CloudTrail event history for DeleteBucket events.

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