CreateBucket (SOAP API) - Amazon Simple Storage Service

CreateBucket (SOAP API)


SOAP support over HTTP is deprecated, but it is still available over HTTPS. New Amazon S3 features will not be supported for SOAP. We recommend that you use either the REST API or the AWS SDKs.

The CreateBucket operation creates a bucket. Not every string is an acceptable bucket name. For information on bucket naming restrictions, see Working with Amazon S3 Buckets .


To determine whether a bucket name exists, use ListBucket and set MaxKeys to 0. A NoSuchBucket response indicates that the bucket is available, an AccessDenied response indicates that someone else owns the bucket, and a Success response indicates that you own the bucket or have permission to access it.

Example Create a bucket named "quotes"

Sample Request

<CreateBucket xmlns=""> <Bucket>quotes</Bucket> <AWSAccessKeyId>AKIAIOSFODNN7EXAMPLE</AWSAccessKeyId> <Timestamp>2006-03-01T12:00:00.183Z</Timestamp> <Signature>Iuyz3d3P0aTou39dzbqaEXAMPLE=</Signature> </CreateBucket>

Sample Response

<CreateBucketResponse xmlns=""> <CreateBucketResponse> <Bucket>quotes</Bucket> </CreateBucketResponse> </CreateBucketResponse>


  • Bucket: The name of the bucket you are trying to create.

  • AccessControlList: The access control list for the new bucket. This element is optional. If not provided, the bucket is created with an access policy that give the requester FULL_CONTROL access.

Access Control

You must authenticate with a valid AWS Access Key ID. Anonymous requests are never allowed to create buckets.

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