Step 1: Create an accessible bucket - Amazon CloudFront

Step 1: Create an accessible bucket

An Amazon S3 bucket is a container for files (objects) or folders. CloudFront can distribute almost any type of file for you when an Amazon S3 bucket is the source. For example, CloudFront can distribute text, images, and videos. There is no maximum for the amount of data that you can store on Amazon S3.

To create a bucket

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. We recommend that you use our hello world sample for this Getting started. Download the hello world web page: Then unzip it (there are three files). Put the three files in a convenient location such as the desktop where you are running your browser.

  3. Choose Create bucket.

  4. Complete Bucket name. For this Getting started, use the name my-sample-bucket, which conforms to the DNS name requirements in the Amazon Simple Storage Service User Guide.

  5. For Region, choose an AWS Region that is geographically close to you, to reduce latency and costs.

  6. Complete the Object Ownership section as follows:

    • Choose ACLs enabled

    • In Object Ownership, choose Bucket owner preferred.

    • Unselect Block all public access.

    • In the warning section, select the check box for I acknowledge that the current settings might result in this bucket and the objects within becoming public.

    We recommend that you read all the information on this page about ACLs and public access, so that you can start to learn about the security that you want to apply to your distributions, when you go into production.

  7. Leave all other settings at their defaults, and then choose Create bucket.