Amazon Simple Storage Service
Console User Guide

Document History

Latest documentation update: November 15, 2018

The following table describes the important changes in each release of the Amazon Simple Storage Service Console User Guide from June 19, 2018, onward. For notification about updates to this documentation, you can subscribe to an RSS feed.

Change Description Date

Blocking public access to S3 buckets

Amazon S3 block public access prevents the application of any settings that allow public access to data within S3 buckets. For more information, see Blocking Public Access to S3 Buckets.

November 15, 2018

Filtering enhancements in cross-region replication (CRR) rules

In a CRR rule, you can specify an object filter to choose a subset of objects to apply the rule to. Previously, you could filter only on an object key prefix. In this release, you can filter on an object key prefix, one or more object tags, or both. For more information, see How Do I Add a Cross-Region Replication (CRR) Rule to an S3 Bucket?.

September 19, 2018

Updates now available over RSS

You can now subscribe to an RSS feed to receive notifications about updates to the Amazon Simple Storage Service Console User Guide guide.

June 19, 2018

Earlier Updates

The following table describes the important changes in each release of the Amazon Simple Storage Service Console User Guide before June 19, 2018.

Change Description Date Changed
New storage class

Amazon S3 now offers a new storage class, ONEZONE_IA (IA, for infrequent access) for storing objects. For more information, see Storage Classes in the Amazon Simple Storage Service Developer Guide.

April 4, 2018

Support for ORC-formatted Amazon S3 inventory files

Amazon S3 now supports the Apache optimized row columnar (ORC) format in addition to comma-separated values (CSV) file format for inventory output files. For more information, see How Do I Configure Amazon S3 Inventory?.

November 17, 2017

Bucket permissions check

Bucket permissions check in the Amazon S3 console checks bucket policies and bucket access control lists (ACLs) to identify publicly accessible buckets. Bucket permissions check makes it easier to identify S3 buckets that provide public read and write access.

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November 06, 2017

Default encryption for S3 buckets

Amazon S3 default encryption provides a way to set the default encryption behavior for an S3 bucket. You can set default encryption on a bucket so that all objects are encrypted when they are stored in the bucket. The objects are encrypted using server-side encryption with either Amazon S3-managed keys (SSE-S3) or AWS KMS-managed keys (SSE-KMS). For more information, see How Do I Enable Default Encryption for an S3 Bucket?.

November 06, 2017

Encryption status in Amazon S3 inventory

Amazon S3 now supports including encryption status in Amazon S3 inventory so you can see how your objects are encrypted at rest for compliance auditing or other purposes. You can also configure to encrypt Amazon S3 inventory with server-side encryption (SSE) or SSE-KMS so that all inventory files are encrypted accordingly. For more information, see How Do I Configure Amazon S3 Inventory?.

November 06, 2017

Cross-region replication enhancements

Cross-region replication now supports the following:

November 06, 2017

Added functionality and documentation

The Amazon S3 console now supports enabling object-level logging for an S3 bucket with AWS CloudTrail data events logging. For more information, see How Do I Enable Object-Level Logging for an S3 Bucket with AWS CloudTrail Data Events?.

October 19, 2017

Old Amazon S3 console no longer available

The old version of the Amazon S3 console is no longer available and the old user guide was removed from the Amazon S3 documentation site.

August 31, 2017

General availability of New Amazon S3 console

Announced the general availability of the new Amazon S3 console.

May 15, 2017

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