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Amazon Simple Storage Service, or simply Amazon S3, is a secured and highly scalable data storage service offered as part of Amazon Web Services. With its simple and intuitive interface, S3 makes the task of storing and retrieving data from anywhere on the web relatively easy. The best part of S3 is its remarkable ability to create replicas of your data automatically. So you don't have to worry about losing any important information.

Amazon S3 Integration Overview

Contentstack's Experience Extensions offer a variety of ways to integrate third-party applications, such as Amazon S3, directly into your headless CMS. You can set up the extension to fetch content (images, files, and so on) from your Amazon S3 account and insert it in entries of a content type.

Using a Contentstack Custom Field, you can embed and display information of your S3 bucket items from your Amazon S3 account directly in the CMS environment. You just need to add the extension in your entry and access your S3 files and documents, all without leaving your CMS.

Contentstack and Amazon S3 Integration Use Cases

Contentstack’s Experience Extensions for Amazon S3 open up many possibilities. Here are some real-world use cases:

Ease of data management

The integration of Contentstack with Amazon S3 allows you to fetch and insert the data stored in your S3 bucket directly into the entry of your content type. This simplifies data management and improves the productivity of your team members as they don't have to navigate multiple systems to manage content and S3 bucket items.

Simplify the sharing and distribution of your content

With Amazon S3's integration with Contentstack, your teams all over the world can easily create, share, and distribute content. Therefore, large teams can work on the entries easily from a single interface.

SSO for document management

The integration of Contentstack with Amazon S3 will help you avoid unwanted content duplication and give your users greater collaboration capabilities. Moreover, once you’ve implemented this integration, there is just a single sign-on required for users to log in to Contentstack to be able to access, manage, and collaborate on documents within the Amazon S3 account. All within a highly secure environment.

Step-By-Step: How to Integrate Amazon S3 with Your CMS

To use the Custom field with Amazon S3, perform the following steps:

  1. Create an Amazon S3 Custom Field

    Create and configure an Amazon S3 Experiment Custom Field. You can define exactly how the integration works, what Amazon S3 account to work with, and what information you want to link to Contentstack. Typically, we recommend that a developer help with this step. See the documentation for step-by-step instructions.
  2. Add the Amazon S3 Custom Field

    Add a Custom Field to your content type and select Amazon S3 as the Extension.
  3. Use the Amazon S3 Custom Field in Your Entries

    You will then be able to see the Amazon S3 Custom field on the specified content entry page and use it to access your Amazon S3 results.

    To learn more about how to set up the Amazon S3 extension, refer to our in-depth guide or contact our support team at support@contentstack.com to review the sample code.

Questions? Ideas?

If you have any questions about the way the Amazon S3 Extension works or have ideas about other third-party app extensions, send us an email at catalysts@contentstack.com.