AWS cloud provides cost effective object storage service through S3 bucket. Amazon S3 buckets extend scalability, data availability, security and performance for storage. We can access (store / retrieve) data from anywhere at anytime from Amazon S3.

Lets see the steps to Mount S3 Bucket with an EC2 instance on Ubuntu:

Packages Installation:

​$ sudo apt-get update && apt-get install awscli

$ sudo apt-get install automake autotools-dev fuse g++ git libcurl4-gnutls-dev libfuse-dev libssl-dev libxml2-dev make pkg-config

Download and Install s3fs:

$ git clone

$ cd s3fs-fuse

$ ./

$ ./configure

$ make

$ sudo make install

Confirm whether the s3fs package is installed or not,

$ which s3fs

Create S3 Bucket:

Create a new S3 bucket on AWS Cloud with required set of permissions.

Configure Security Credentials:
​$ aws configure


AWS Secret Access Key [None]: asdsjfaSldkXXXXXX

Default region name [None]: us-west-2

Default output format [None]: json

The below command is used to see the aws credentials details 

Configure Mount:
Create a new Directory,

$ mkdir /s3-mount

Set the credentials in a file with access key and Secret key

$ echo ACCESS_KEY_ID:SECRET_ACCESS_KEY > /home/user_name/.passwd-s3fs

Execute the command below to mount S3 bucket to the Directory where you have created ,

$ sudo s3fs /s3-mount -o passwd_file=/home/user_name/.passwd-s3fs