Add or Edit an Amazon S3 Source

Amazon simple storage service (S3) is a cloud-based data storage designed to store, manage, and distribute large quantities of data worldwide. Members of the Administrators and Content Managers built-in groups can add the content of Amazon S3 buckets to a Coveo Cloud organization. Coveo indexes Amazon S3 files to make them searchable.

AWS S3 sources currently don’t support:

  • Refreshes

    As an administrator or a content manager, you can however schedule rescans or perform rebuilds to keep your source up to date (see Refresh VS Rescan VS Rebuild). By default, an AWS S3 source is rescanned every day.

  • Item-level security

    An Amazon S3 source doesn’t index the permissions associated with each bucket item. All your source items are searchable either only by you (source creator) or by all members of your organization.

Source Features Summary

Features Supported Additional information
Amazon S3 version Latest cloud version Following available Amazon S3 releases
Searchable content types1 Buckets2 and objects (folders and files)
Content update Refresh
Content security options Determined by source permissions
Source creator

Note 1: An access key is needed to connect to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) service through the software development kit (SDK). The access key is a way to authenticate from the SDK as an Identity and Access Management (IAM) account. The number of requests is unlimited, but every request to your Amazon S3 bucket(s) has a charge (see Request Pricing).

Note 2: Amazon S3 Requester Pays buckets aren’t supported.

What’s Next?

Review the default update schedule and optionally change it so that it better fits your needs (see Edit a Source Schedule).


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