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Configure Your S3 Client

Before you can access a repo via the S3 gateway, you need to configure your S3 client. Complete the steps in one of the sections below that correspond to your S3 client.

Configure MinIO

  1. Install the MinIO client as described on the MinIO download page.

  2. Verify that MinIO components are successfully installed by running the following command:

    $ minio version
    $ mc version
    System Response:
    Version: 2019-07-11T19:31:28Z
    Release-tag: RELEASE.2019-07-11T19-31-28Z
    Commit-id: 31e5ac02bdbdbaf20a87683925041f406307cfb9

  3. Set up the MinIO configuration file to use the S3 Gateway port 30600 for your host:

    $ vi ~/.mc/config.json
    You should see a configuration similar to the following. For a minikube deployment, verify the local configuration:
    "local": {
                "url": "http://localhost:30600",
                "accessKey": "YOUR-PACHYDERM-AUTH-TOKEN",
                "secretKey": "YOUR-PACHYDERM-AUTH-TOKEN",
                "api": "S3v4",
                "lookup": "auto"

    Both the access key and secret key should be set as mentioned in the # Set Your Credentails section of this page.


Find MinIO full documentation here.

Configure The AWS CLI

  1. Install the AWS CLI as described in the AWS documentation.

  2. Verify that the AWS CLI is installed:

    $ aws --version
  3. Configure AWS CLI. Use the aws configure command to configure your credentials file:

    $ aws configure --profile <name-your-profile>
    Both the access key and secret key should be set as mentioned in the # Set Your Credentails section of this page.

    System Response:

    Default region name:
    Default output format [None]:


Note that the --profile flag (named profiles) is optional. If not used, your access information will be stored in the default profile.

To reference a given profile when using the S3 client, append --profile <name-your-profile> at the end of your command.


Find AWS S3 CLI full documentation here.

Configure boto3

Before using Boto3, you need to set up authentication credentials for your AWS account using the AWS CLI as mentioned previously.

Then follow the Using boto documentation starting with importing boto3 in your python file and creating your S3 resources.


Find boto3 full documentation here.

Set Your Credentials

  • If authentication is enabled, retrieve your session token in your active context:

    $ more ~/.pachyderm/config.json
    Search for your session token: "session_token": "your-session-token-value". Make sure to fill both fields Access Key ID and Secret Access Key with that same value.

    Depending on your use case, it might make sense to pass the credentials of a robot-user or another type of user altogether. Refer to the authentication section of the documentation for more RBAC information.

  • If the authentication feature is not activated, make sure that whether you fill in those fields or not, their content always matches. (i.e., both empty or both set to the same value)

Last update: May 4, 2021
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