How create a AWS S3 bucket policy to grant access to specific IPs?

How create a AWS S3 bucket policy to grant access to specific IPs?

June 6, 2020 / Nirav Shah


  • In this, we are going to learn about how to grant access to the bucket to specific tips to secure our bucket
  • So if the bucket is public no one can access the bucket if they are out of the allowed IP range
  • Eg: if there are multiple projects in a single account and are storing their static data in individual buckets so it is not a good practice that the server can access all the S3 buckets. If for any reason the server gets compromised the person/hacker will get the access of all the bucket so to stop this we can implement a bucket policy by which the specific Public IP or the Private IP only can access the data of the bucket programmatically.


  • Server public IP
  • Server private IP
  • Amazon S3 bucket

To create the policy and attach it to the bucket steps are as follow

    • Step 1: Select the bucket in which you want to apply the policy .
    • Step 2:In our case, we have created a new bucket name bucket-policy-access.
    • Step 3:Select permission on the top menu.
    • Step 4:Select Block Public Access and check that Block all public access is turned on.
    • Step :Now click on bucket policy.
    • Step 6:Add the following policy to the editor
      Please replace the bucket-name and bucket-name & private-ip-oftheserver/32 as shown in the image below
    • 	{
      	  "Version": "2012-10-17",
      	  "Id": "S3PolicyId1",
      	  "Statement": [
      	      "Sid": "IPAllow",
      	      "Effect": "Allow",
      	      "Principal": "*",
      	      "Action": "s3:*",
      	      "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::bucket-name/*",
      	      "Condition": {
      	        "IpAddress": {
      	          "aws:SourceIp": [

    • Step 7:If it shows the “The block public access settings turned on for this bucket prevent granting public access.” then your policy is applied correctly.
    • Step 8:Now to verify the upload an object and try to access it via browser if it shows the below output policy is working.

Also Read: Backup WordPress site to AWS S3 bucket


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  3. What does this S3 bucket policy do?

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