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AWS S3 binding spec

Detailed documentation on the AWS S3 binding component

Component format

To setup AWS S3 binding create a component of type See this guide on how to create and apply a binding configuration.

See Authenticating to AWS for information about authentication-related attributes

kind: Component
  name: <NAME>
  namespace: <NAMESPACE>
  version: v1
  - name: bucket
    value: mybucket
  - name: region
    value: us-west-2
  - name: accessKey
    value: *****************
  - name: secretKey
    value: *****************
  - name: sessionToken
    value: mysession

Spec metadata fields

Field Required Binding support Details Example
bucket Y Output The name of the S3 bucket to write to "bucket"
region Y Output The specific AWS region "us-east-1"
accessKey Y Output The AWS Access Key to access this resource "key"
secretKey Y Output The AWS Secret Access Key to access this resource "secretAccessKey"
sessionToken N Output The AWS session token to use "sessionToken"

Binding support

This component supports output binding with the following operations:

  • create

Create file

To perform a create operation, invoke the AWS S3 binding with a POST method and the following JSON body:

Note: by default, a random UUID is generated. See below for Metadata support to set the name

  "operation": "create",
  "data": "YOUR_CONTENT"


Save text to a random generated UUID file

On Windows, utilize cmd prompt (PowerShell has different escaping mechanism)

curl -d "{ \"operation\": \"create\", \"data\": \"Hello World\" }" http://localhost:<dapr-port>/v1.0/bindings/<binding-name>

curl -d '{ "operation": "create", "data": "Hello World" }' \
Save text to a specific file

curl -d "{ \"operation\": \"create\", \"data\": \"Hello World\", \"metadata\": { \"key\": \"my-test-file.txt\" } }" \

curl -d '{ "operation": "create", "data": "Hello World", "metadata": { "key": "my-test-file.txt" } }' \
Upload a file

To upload a file, pass the file contents as the data payload; you may want to encode this in e.g. Base64 for binary content.

Then you can upload it as you would normally:

curl -d "{ \"operation\": \"create\", \"data\": \"(YOUR_FILE_CONTENTS)\", \"metadata\": { \"key\": \"my-test-file.jpg\" } }" http://localhost:<dapr-port>/v1.0/bindings/<binding-name>

curl -d '{ "operation": "create", "data": "$(cat my-test-file.jpg)", "metadata": { "key": "my-test-file.jpg" } }' \
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