Amazon Simple Storage Service
Console User Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)

About the Amazon S3 Documentation


This is the User Guide for the old Amazon S3 console. If you are looking for the User Guide for the new Amazon S3 console, see Welcome to the New Amazon S3 Console User Guide.  

Amazon S3 is documented in the following guides.

Amazon S3 Guide Description

Developer Guide

This is the primary Amazon S3 guide. It provides conceptual information for all Amazon S3 features and provides working examples using some of the AWS SDKs.

API Reference

This guide documents the REST API operations that Amazon S3 supports. When sending requests to Amazon S3 using the REST API, you will need to sign the requests. This guide explains signing and authentication.

Getting Started Guide

This guide provides Amazon S3 console–based introductory experience of working with Amazon S3.

Console User Guide (this guide)

This guide provides detailed procedures for console-based operations. The help links in the console link to procedural topics in this guide.

Also, the Amazon S3 product detail page provides pricing and additional product information. You can also engage with the Amazon S3 community in the discussion forum.

Information Relevant Sections

General product overview and pricing

Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3)

Discussion forum

Amazon S3 Forum