Amazon S3 Access Points
For users looking to use Amazon S3 to store shared data sets, Amazon used its AWS re:Invent conference to introduce Amazon S3 Access Points, which is a feature of its S3 storage. Amazon S3 Access Points is aimed at managing data across a shared bucket with a single bucket policy that controls access for dozens to hundreds of applications with different permission levels. It provides access points, which are unique hostnames that customers create to enforce distinct permissions and network controls for any request made through the access point, and scales to multiple applications using shared data in data lakes, media archives, and user-generated content. An access point can be restricted to a Virtual Private Cloud (VPC) to firewall S3 data access within customers’ private networks.