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[ aws . s3api ]



Creates a new bucket.

See also: AWS API Documentation


[--acl <value>]
--bucket <value>
[--create-bucket-configuration <value>]
[--grant-full-control <value>]
[--grant-read <value>]
[--grant-read-acp <value>]
[--grant-write <value>]
[--grant-write-acp <value>]
[--cli-input-json <value>]
[--generate-cli-skeleton <value>]


--acl (string) The canned ACL to apply to the bucket.

Possible values:

  • private
  • public-read
  • public-read-write
  • authenticated-read

--bucket (string)

--create-bucket-configuration (structure)

Shorthand Syntax:


JSON Syntax:

  "LocationConstraint": "EU"|"eu-west-1"|"us-west-1"|"us-west-2"|"ap-south-1"|"ap-southeast-1"|"ap-southeast-2"|"ap-northeast-1"|"sa-east-1"|"cn-north-1"|"eu-central-1"

--grant-full-control (string) Allows grantee the read, write, read ACP, and write ACP permissions on the bucket.

--grant-read (string) Allows grantee to list the objects in the bucket.

--grant-read-acp (string) Allows grantee to read the bucket ACL.

--grant-write (string) Allows grantee to create, overwrite, and delete any object in the bucket.

--grant-write-acp (string) Allows grantee to write the ACL for the applicable bucket.

--cli-input-json (string) Performs service operation based on the JSON string provided. The JSON string follows the format provided by --generate-cli-skeleton. If other arguments are provided on the command line, the CLI values will override the JSON-provided values.

--generate-cli-skeleton (string) Prints a JSON skeleton to standard output without sending an API request. If provided with no value or the value input, prints a sample input JSON that can be used as an argument for --cli-input-json. If provided with the value output, it validates the command inputs and returns a sample output JSON for that command.


The following command creates a bucket named my-bucket:

aws s3api create-bucket --bucket my-bucket --region us-east-1


    "Location": "/my-bucket"

The following command creates a bucket named my-bucket in the eu-west-1 region. Regions outside of us-east-1 require the appropriate LocationConstraint to be specified in order to create the bucket in the desired region:

$ aws s3api create-bucket --bucket my-bucket --region eu-west-1 --create-bucket-configuration LocationConstraint=eu-west-1


    "Location": ""


Location -> (string)