Create AWS S3 bucket

The Access Gateway AWS deploy OVA process requires an S3 bucket for both import and convert.

Your AWS region is required to convert an OVA image to an AWS AMI image

Select the command line tab for command line steps, GUI for AWS Console steps.

  1. Open a browser to
  2. Sign in to the AWS Console.
  3. Select Services.
  4. In the Storage section click S3.
  5. Click + Create Bucket.
  6. Enter an appropriate name, for example my-access-gateway-bucket.
  7. From the Region drop down select the correct region.
  8. Follow the wizard steps to finish creating the bucket.
  1. Open a terminal.
  2. Using the aws s3api create-bucket command create a bucket.
    For example:
    aws s3api create-bucket --bucket okta-access-gateway-ova-bucket --region us-east-1 --create-bucket-configuration LocationConstraint=us-east-1

    Which will return results resembling:
    "Location": "/my-access-gateway-bucket"

Related topics

  • For more information on AWS S3 buckets, see Creating an S3 Bucket in the Amazon Web Services documentation.
  • For more information on the AWS s3api create-bucket command, see aws s3api create-bucket in the Amazon Web Services documentation.

Next steps

Upload an OVA to an AWS S3 bucket