AWS Elemental MediaStore
User Guide

AWS Elemental MediaStore Concepts and Terminology

ARN

An Amazon Resource Name.

Body

The data to be uploaded into an object.

(Byte) range

A subset of object data to be addressed. For more information, see range from the HTTP specification.

Container

A namespace that holds objects. A container has an endpoint that you can use for writing and retrieving objects and attaching access policies.

Endpoint

An entry point to the AWS Elemental MediaStore service, given as an HTTP/S root URL.

ETag

An entity tag, which is a hash of the object data.

Folder

A division of a container. A folder can hold objects and other folders.

Item

A term used to refer to objects and folders.

Object

An asset, similar to an Amazon S3 object. Objects are the fundamental entities that are stored in AWS Elemental MediaStore. The service accepts all file types.

Origination service

AWS Elemental MediaStore is considered an origination service because it is the point of distribution for media content delivery.

Path

A unique identifier for an object or folder, which indicates its location in the container.

Part

A subset of data (chunk) of an object.

Policy

An IAM policy.

Resource

An entity in AWS that you can work with. Each AWS resource is assigned an Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that acts as a unique identifier. In AWS Elemental MediaStore, this is the resource and its ARN format:

  • Container: aws:mediastore:region:account-id:container/:containerName