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External content provider: Amazon AWS S3


Follow the steps below to enable KMS encryption at an S3 bucket.

Enable default encryption for an S3 bucket

This section describes how to enable encryption for AWS S3-KMS. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Sign into the AWS Management Console and open the Amazon S3 console at

  2. In the Bucket name list, choose the name of the bucket to use.

  1. Show Properties.

  1. Choose Default encryption.

  1. Choose Server-side encryption with AWS Key Management Service keys (SSE-KMS), and then choose a master key from the list of the AWS KMS master keys that you have created. AES-256 is not supported in this context.

  2. Type the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the AWS KMS key to use. You can find the ARN for your AWS KMS key in the IAM console, under Encryption keys, or you can choose a key name from the dropdown list.

  1. Press Save.

Create master key for AWS-KMS

This section describes how to create an AWS-KMS master key. Please follow the steps below:

  1. Open the AWS console at

  2. Click Services -> Security, Identity & Compliance -> Key Management Service.

  3. Click Create Key.

  4. Select Symmetric and Encrypt and decrypt then click Next step.

  5. Input alias then click Next.

  1. Check the users and roles who can administer the master key. Press Next step when done.

  1. Select users and roles who can encrypt and decrypt data when using AWS services.

  1. Press Finish to save the encryption key.

AWS S3 bucket and CloudFront configuration

This section describes how to enable an S3 bucket with CloudFront. Please follow the steps below:

1.Bucket policy configuration – see the following example:

      "Sid": "PublicRead",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Principal": "*",
      "Action": "s3:GetObject",
      "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::zendesk104573/*"
  1. Create a CloudFront Distribution. See the following example:

  1. Set CloudFront Cache behavior settings. See the following example:

Private AWS S3 bucket and CloudFront configuration

  1. In your CloudFront configuration settings, click Create control setting.

  1. Configure the following settings. Click Create.

  1. Copy the generated CloudFront Origin Access Control (OAC) policy as per the example below:

        "Version": "2008-10-17",
        "Id": "PolicyForCloudFrontPrivateContent",
        "Statement": [
                "Sid": "AllowCloudFrontServicePrincipal",
                "Effect": "Allow",
                "Principal": {
                    "Service": ""
                "Action": "s3:GetObject",
                "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::zendesk104573/*",
                "Condition": {
                    "StringEquals": {
                      "AWS:SourceArn": "arn:aws:cloudfront::656810741044:distribution/E1RU3E9R98UUL3"


The following bucket permissions need to be added:

  • s3:ListBucketMultipartUploads

  • s3:DeleteObjectVersion

  • s3:ListBucketVersions

  • s3:GetBucketLogging

  • s3:ListBucket

  • s3:ListAllMyBuckets

  • s3:PutObjectLegalHold

  • s3:GetBucketAcl

  • s3:GetBucketNotification

  • s3:GetBucketPolicy

  • s3:ListMultipartUploadParts

  • s3:PutObject

  • s3:GetObjectAcl

  • s3:GetObject

  • s3:DeleteBucketWebsite

  • s3:PutObjectRetention

  • s3:GetObjectVersionAcl

  • s3:DeleteObject

  • s3:GetBucketLocation

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