Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a cloud-based object storage service that allows customers and businesses to store their data securely, and at scale. With an easy to use interface and management features, S3 allows for effortless organizing of data to meet the business-specific requirements.
This guide will help you configure Amazon S3 as a source from which you can route event data to your desired destinations through RudderStack.
To set up Amazon S3 as a source in RudderStack, follow these steps:
Log into your RudderStack dashboard.
From the left panel, select Sources. Then, click on Add Source, as shown:
Scroll down to the Warehouse Sources and select Amazon S3. Then, click on Next.
Assign a name to your source, and click on Create Credentials from Scratch. Then, click on Next.
Next, enter the relevant connection details in the Connection Credentials as shown below:
The required settings are:
Account Name - Enter the name you wish to assign to this connection account.
AWS Access Key ID - Your AWS Access Key ID goes here.
AWS Secret Access Key - Your AWS secret access key should be entered here.
Next, enter the name of the S3 bucket from which you want RudderStack to import the data. Any Prefix associated with that bucket should be mentioned as well, as shown:
Once you specify the table containing the required columns, you will be able to preview a snippet of your data, as shown below:
Here, you can select all or only a few specific columns of your choice, search the columns by a keyword, and also edit the JSON Trait Key, as shown below. You can also preview the resultant JSON on the right. Once you've select the required table columns to import the data from, click on Next.
Next, you will be required to set the Run Frequency to schedule the data import from your S3 bucket to RudderStack. You can also specify the time when you want this synchronization to start, by choosing the time under the Sync Starting At option. Then, click on Next.
That's it! Amazon S3 is now successfully configured as a source on your RudderStack dashboard.
RudderStack will start importing data from your S3 bucket as per the specified frequency. You can further connect this source to your preferred destination by clicking on Connect Destinations or Add Destinations, as shown:
To get the AWS Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key, sign into your AWS Management Console as the root user. Then, in the navigation bar on the upper right corner, choose your account name and select My Security Credentials.
For more information on understanding and getting these AWS credentials, refer to their guide.
If you come across any issues while configuring Amazon S3 as a source on the RudderStack dashboard, please feel free to contact us. You can also start a conversation on our Slack channel; we will be happy to talk to you!