AWS SDK for Ruby
Developer Guide

QuickStart Guide to Using the AWS SDK for Ruby

This section shows you how to use the AWS SDK for Ruby to create a simple Ruby application that lists your Amazon S3 buckets.

Write the Code

The following example lists the names of up to 50 of your buckets. Copy the code and save it as buckets.rb. Note that although the Resource object is created in the us-west-2 region, Amazon S3 returns buckets to which you have access, regardless of the region.

require 'aws-sdk-s3' # v2: require 'aws-sdk' s3 = 'us-west-2') s3.buckets.limit(50).each do |b| puts "#{}" end

Run the Code

Enter the following command to execute buckets.rb.

ruby buckets.rb

Note for Windows Users

When you use SSL certificates on Windows and run your Ruby code, you will see an error similar to the following.

C:\Ruby>ruby buckets.rb C:/Ruby200-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/net/http.rb:921:in `connect': SSL_connect returned=1 errno=0 state=SSLv3 read server certificate B: certificate verify failed (Seahorse::Client::NetworkingError) from C:/Ruby200-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/net/http.rb:921:in `block in connect' from C:/Ruby200-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/timeout.rb:66:in `timeout' from C:/Ruby200-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/net/http.rb:921:in `connect' from C:/Ruby200-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/net/http.rb:862:in `do_start' from C:/Ruby200-x64/lib/ruby/2.0.0/net/http.rb:857:in `start' ...

To fix this issue, add the following line to your Ruby source file, somewhere before your first AWS call.


Note that if you are using just the aws-sdk-s3 gem in your Ruby program, you'll also need to add the aws-sdk-core gem to use the bundled certificate.