Amazon S3 connection


Create a live outbound connection to your Amazon Web Services (AWS) S3 storage to periodically export CSV data files from Adobe Experience Platform into your own S3 buckets.

Export type

Profile-based - you are exporting all members of a segment, together with the desired schema fields (for example: email address, phone number, last name), as chosen from the select attributes screen of the destination activation workflow.

Amazon S3 profile-based export type

Connect to the destination

To connect to this destination, follow the steps described in the destination configuration tutorial.

Connection parameters

While setting up this destination, you must provide the following information:

  • Amazon S3 access key and Amazon S3 secret key: In Amazon S3, generate an access key - secret access key pair to grant Platform access to your Amazon S3 account. Learn more in the Amazon Web Services documentation.
  • Name: enter a name that will help you identify this destination.
  • Description: enter a description of this destination.
  • Bucket name: enter the name of the Amazon S3 bucket to be used by this destination.
  • Folder path: enter the path to the destination folder that will host the exported files.

Optionally, you can attach your RSA-formatted public key to add encryption to your exported files. Your public key must be written as a Base64 encoded string.


In the connect destination workflow, you can create a custom folder in your Amazon S3 storage per exported segment file. Read Use macros to create a folder in your storage location for instructions.

Required Amazon S3 permissions

To successfully connect and export data to your Amazon S3 storage location, create an Identity and Access Management (IAM) user for Platform in Amazon S3 and assign permissions for the following actions:

  • s3:DeleteObject
  • s3:GetBucketLocation
  • s3:GetObject
  • s3:ListBucket
  • s3:PutObject
  • s3:ListMultipartUploadParts

Activate segments to this destination

See Activate audience data to batch profile export destinations for instructions on activating audience segments to this destination.

Exported data

For Amazon S3 destinations, Platform creates a .csv file in the storage location that you provided. For more information about the files, see Activate audience data to batch profile export destinations in the segment activation tutorial.

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