Creating buckets and objects in Amazon Simple Storage Service

Naming your bucket

AWS highlights things it doesn’t like in red.

This bucket name breaks AWS rules. The characters allowed in a bucket name are pretty limited, and the restrictions  vary from region to region.

  • Good characters:  a-z, numbers 0-9 and the special characters period (.), underscore (_ )and dash (-).
  • Bad characters: everything else. No spaces, apostrophe’s, ampersands or umlauts (sorry Günter).
  • Risky characters: The letters A-Z are OK in the US region but aren’t acceptable in Ireland.

About Nick Hardiman

Nick Hardiman builds and maintains the infrastructure required to run Internet services. Nick deals with the lower layers of the Internet - the machines, networks, operating systems, and applications. Nick's job stops there, and he hands over to the ...

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