Chapter 7. Bucket policies in the Multicloud Object Gateway

OpenShift Container Storage supports AWS S3 bucket policies. Bucket policies allow you to grant users access permissions for buckets and the objects in them.

7.1. About bucket policies

Bucket policies are an access policy option available for you to grant permission to your AWS S3 buckets and objects. Bucket policies use JSON-based access policy language. For more information about access policy language, see AWS Access Policy Language Overview.

7.2. Using bucket policies



To use bucket policies in the Multicloud Object Gateway:

  1. Create the bucket policy in JSON format. See the following example:

        "Version": "NewVersion",
        "Statement": [
                "Sid": "Example",
                "Effect": "Allow",
                "Principal": [
                "Action": [
                "Resource": [

    There are many available elements for bucket policies. For details on these elements and examples of how they can be used, see AWS Access Policy Language Overview.

    For more examples of bucket policies, see AWS Bucket Policy Examples.

    Instructions for creating S3 users can be found in Section 7.3, “Creating an AWS S3 user in the Multicloud Object Gateway”.

  2. Using AWS S3 client, use the put-bucket-policy command to apply the bucket policy to your S3 bucket:

    # aws --endpoint ENDPOINT --no-verify-ssl s3api put-bucket-policy --bucket MyBucket --policy BucketPolicy

    Replace ENDPOINT with the S3 endpoint

    Replace MyBucket with the bucket to set the policy on

    Replace BucketPolicy with the bucket policy JSON file

    Add --no-verify-ssl if you are using the default self signed certificates

    For example:

    # aws --endpoint --no-verify-ssl s3api put-bucket-policy -bucket MyBucket --policy file://BucketPolicy

    For more information on the put-bucket-policy command, see the AWS CLI Command Reference for put-bucket-policy.


The principal element specifies the user that is allowed or denied access to a resource, such as a bucket. Currently, Only NooBaa accounts can be used as principals. In the case of object bucket claims, NooBaa automatically create an account obc-account.<generated bucket name>


Bucket policy conditions are not supported.

7.3. Creating an AWS S3 user in the Multicloud Object Gateway



  1. In your OpenShift Storage console, navigate to OverviewObject Service → select the Multicloud Object Gateway link:

    MCG object service noobaa link
  2. Under the Accounts tab, click Create Account:

    MCG accounts create account button
  3. Select S3 Access Only, provide the Account Name, for example, Click Next:

    MCG create account s3 user
  4. Select S3 default placement, for example, noobaa-default-backing-store. Select Buckets Permissions. A specific bucket or all buckets can be selected. Click Create:

    MCG create account s3 user2