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Uploading Files to Amazon Simple Storage Service (S3)

Last Modified: March 31, 2021

Configure SystemLink file service to store incoming data in Amazon Web Service (AWS).


Configuring Amazon S3 as your file storage will disable any file moving rules.

Before you begin, create an AWS account and a bucket for your files in Amazon S3. To complete the following task, you need your login credentials (access and secret keys) and the bucket name and region.

Interacting with Amazon S3 incurs fees with Amazon.

  1. In the NI SystemLink Server Configuration tool under NI SystemLink Service Manager, select FileIngestion.
  2. Select Amazon Simple Storage service (S3).
  3. Specify the following settings:
    Setting Description
    Access Key Sets the credentials for an IAM user or the AWS account root user. For example, AmazonUser.
    Secret Key The password associated with the user name. For example, Amazon123$.
    Region Sets the AWS region where the bucket is located. For example, us-east-1.
    Bucket Sets the name of the bucket in the specified AWS region. For example, example-bucket.
    Folder Specifies the folder to which you want to save your files (optional).
  4. Click Apply to commit your entries.
To stop using your Amazon S3 bucket as a default file storage, select File System. Retain the configuration settings to open and download the files in the Amazon S3 bucket. If you remove the settings, only the filenames display in File Viewer but you can no longer access the files.

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