Using the Amazon S3 Connection Manager

The Amazon S3 Connection Manager is an SSIS connection manager that can be used to establish connections with Amazon S3.

To add a new connection, right-click the Connection Manager area in your Visual Studio project, and choose "New Connection..." from the context menu. You will be prompted the "Add SSIS Connection Manager" window. Select the "Amazon S3 (KingswaySoft)" item to add a new Amazon S3 Connection Manager.

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The Amazon S3 Connection Manager contains the following 3 pages of configuration.

  • General
  • Advanced Settings
  • More Info

General page

The General page allows you to specify connection properties and login credentials to Amazon S3.

SSIS AWS S3 Connection

Access Key
The Access Key option is used to specify the Access Key that you have requested from Amazon S3.  To find your Access Key follow these instructions:
  1. Sign in to the IAM console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/iam/.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Users.
  3. Choose the name of the desired user, and then choose the Security Credentials tab. The user’s keys and the status of each key is displayed.
Secret Key
The Secret Key option is used to specify the Secret Key that you have requested from Amazon S3. Note that the secret key can only be retrieved when creating the key, which means if you forget the secret key you can only create a new access key in Amazon S3. To create a user’s access key follow these instructions:
  1. Sign in to the IAM console at https://console.aws.amazon.com/iam/.
  2. In the navigation pane, choose Users.
  3. Choose the name of the desired user, and then choose the Security Credentials tab.
  4. Choose Create Access Key and then choose Download Credentials to save the access key ID and secret key to a CSV file on your computer.
Use Temporary Token
Check the Use Temporary Token option to enable the Session Token option.
Session Token
The Session Token option allows you to specify a temporary security token, known as temporary security credentials.
Timeout (secs)
The Connection Timeout option allows you to specify the number of seconds for the request timeout values. The default value is 120 seconds.
Retry on Intermittent Errors
This is an option designed to help recover from possible intermittent outages or disruption of service. It prevents the integration process from stopping due to temporary issues. Enabling this option will allow service calls to be retried upon certain types of failure. A service call may be retried up to 3 times before an exception is fired. Retries occur after 0 seconds, 15 seconds, and 60 seconds.

Warning:    We have designed our retry feature carefully such that the retry should only occur when it is deemed safe to do so; however, in some occasions such retry service calls could result in the creation of duplicate data.

Advanced Settings

The Advanced Settings page of Amazon S3 Connection Manager allows you to specify how you want to configure the proxy server.

SSIS AWS S3 Connection - Advanced Settings

Proxy Mode
Proxy Mode option allows to specify how you want to configure the proxy server setting. There are three options available.
  • No Proxy
  • Auto-detect (Using system configured proxy)
  • Manual
Proxy Server
Using the Proxy Server option, you can provide a proxy server to connect to Amazon S3.
Port
The Port option allows you to specify port number of the proxy server for the connection.
Username
The Username option allows you to specify the proxy user account.
Password
The Password option allows you to specify the proxy user’s password.

Note: Proxy Password is not included in the Amazon S3 connection manager’s ConnectionString property by default. This is done by design for security reasons. However you can include it in your ConnectionString if you want to parameterize your connection manager. The format would be ProxyPassword=myProxyPassword; (make sure you have a semicolon as the last character). It can be anywhere in the ConnectionString.

More Info

The More Info page shows some basic information about the toolkit. In this page, you can find the version information of the toolkit.

SSIS AWS S3 Connection - More Info