Create a Network Folder Based on an Amazon S3 Bucket

The ability to mount an existing AWS S3 bucket as a Network Folder is available in FileCloud Server version 13 and later.

The ability to move a file in an Amazon S3 bucket-based network share to the recycle bin and restore it is available in FileCloud Server version 18.2 and later.

Administrators can integrate Amazon's AWS S3 buckets with FileCloud Server to allow users access to this data inside FileCloud Server portals and clients.

(warning)  There are few limitations you should know about using Amazon S3 bucket network folders

  1. No versioning support (Version key will be ignored and file will be overwritten)
  2. No real time network sync or indexed search is allowed (Regular file search will work)

To create a network share from a S3 bucket:

  1. Open a browser and log in to the Admin Portal.
  2. In the left navigation panel, select Network Folders.
  3. On the Manage Network Folders window, click Add ().
  4. On the New Network Folder dialog box, in Select network type, select Amazon S3 Bucket, and then click Next.
  5. On the Attach S3 bucket window, type in a unique name for the Network Folder and then click Next.
  6. On the Attach S3 bucket window, type in the authentication credentials in S3 Access Key and S3 Secret, and then click Next.
  7. On the Attach S3 bucket window, select the type of encryption as one of the following, and then click Next:
    1. No Encryption
    1. Amazon S3-Managed Key Encryption
    1. Amazon KMS-Managed Key Encryption
  8. On the Attach S3 bucket window, type in the Amazon Bucket Name, Region, and optionally the End Point.
  9. Click Next.
  10. When the S3 bucket is mounted as a network share, permissions need to be assigned to users or group to allow access.
    The network share access can be granted to
    1. Guest User
    2. Full Access User
    3. User Group