Hey again AWS Newbie members! I just thought I would give you a quick explanation on the differences between AWS S3 buckets and objects within S3 (especially when it comes to permissions).
Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service) is a fully managed, cloud-based storage service that allows you to store and retrieve data through the internet. In S3, you can store data as objects within a bucket. A bucket is a logical container for storing objects in S3, and can be thought of as a folder in a file system.
Object permissions in S3 refer to the permissions that you set on individual objects within a bucket. These permissions determine who is allowed to access the object and what actions they are allowed to perform on it. Object permissions can be set using Access Control Lists (ACLs) or by using bucket policies.
On the other hand, bucket permissions refer to the permissions that you set on the bucket itself. Bucket permissions determine who is allowed to perform various actions on the bucket and its contents, such as creating or deleting objects, or modifying the bucket's properties. You can set bucket permissions using bucket policies or by using Identity and Access Management (IAM) policies.
In summary, object permissions control access to individual objects within a bucket, while bucket permissions control access to the bucket and its contents as a whole.
There you go, I hope that helps x