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How to set up Amazon S3

To create an Amazon S3 connection in Dropshare for iOS, go to Preferences, Manage connections, and tab Add new connection. Select Amazon S3 from the list of available connection types.

Enter the following information:

  • Enter the name of the bucket you created in the Amazon S3 Console. You can optionally also enter a subfolder in that given bucket, e.g. bucketname/foldername
  • Enter the AWS Access Key ID you obtained
  • Enter the AWS Access Secret Key you obtained
  • Optional: Select the bucket's region.
  • Choose whether to use HTTPS connections to Amazon S3
  • Optional: Enter your bucket's domain alias. This requires a CNAME record to be set. (Learn more

Test connection to validate your information. If everything is alright, you can save the connection and start uploading files to Amazon S3.

Learn how to set up a restricted IAM user for Dropshare

In case you want to create an access restricted IAM user for Dropshare instead of using the general Access / Secret Keys for your AWS account, navigate to the IAM Users page on the AWS console. Create a new user there, and copy & paste the Access / Secret keys to your Dropshare connection.

Once the user is created, create a User Policy with the following JSON:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
            "Action": "s3:*",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Resource": [

Replace BUCKETNAME with the name of the bucket you created for Dropshare. You should now be able to use an access restricted IAM user for Dropshare.

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