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How to create a bucket

Reviewed on 23 November 2023Published on 27 May 2021

Object Storage allows you to store different types of objects (documents, images, videos, etc.) and distribute them instantly, anywhere in the world.

Before you start

To complete the actions presented below, you must have:

  • A Scaleway account logged into the console
  • Owner status or IAM permissions allowing you to perform actions in the intended Organization

To get started with Object Storage, you must first create a bucket. Objects are gathered into buckets. Each bucket represents a space where objects are stored.

  1. Click Object Storage on the left side menu of the console. The Object Storage dashboard displays.
  2. Click + Create bucket. The bucket creation page displays.
  3. Select the geographical location in which to create your bucket. Scaleway Object Storage is currently available in three Regions.
    • Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
      • Region: nl-ams
    • Paris, France:
      • Region: fr-par
    • Warsaw, Poland:
      • Region: pl-waw
  4. Check Public or Private to define the bucket visibility. The bucket visibility specifies whether everyone can see the list of objects in the bucket. It does not affect object visibility.

    A file uploaded to a public bucket is private by default. A private file stored in a public bucket is not publicly accessible. You can change the bucket visibility at any time from the Bucket settings tab.

  5. Select a use case for your bucket.
  6. Enter a name for your bucket.
  7. Optionally, you can use the cost estimator to simulate your Object Storage costs.
  8. Click Create bucket to confirm. A list of your buckets displays, showing the newly created bucket.

You can find more information about your bucket by clicking on its name in the Buckets list and then on the Bucket settings tab.

See also
How to upload files into a bucket
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