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How to create a bucket

Reviewed on 15 June 2023Published on 27 May 2021

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

Security & Identity (IAM):

You may need certain IAM permissions to carry out some actions described on this page. This means:

  • you are the Owner of the Scaleway Organization in which the actions will be carried out, or
  • you are an IAM user of the Organization, with a policy granting you the necessary permission sets

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. Enter a name for your bucket. The bucket name is used as a unique identifier which allows us to provide features such as the bucket location and geo-resiliency.


    The bucket name must:

    • be unique
    • contain only alphanumeric and lowercase characters

    Learn more about bucket name limitations on our dedicated FAQ page.

  4. Select the geographical location in which your bucket will be created. Scaleway Object Storage is currently available in three Availability Zones (AZ/Region).

    • Amsterdam, The Netherlands:
      • Region: nl-ams
    • Paris, France:
      • Region: fr-par
    • Warsaw, Poland:
      • Region: pl-waw
  5. Check Public or Private to define the bucket visibility. The bucket visibility specifies whether everyone can see the list of objects in the bucket or not. It does not affect object visibility. You can change the visibility settings at a later time in the Object Storage dashboard.


    A file uploaded to a public bucket is private by default. A private file in a public bucket cannot be accessed publicly. You can change the visibility settings at any time from the Object Storage bucket dashboard.

  6. Verify that all information about your bucket is correct in the summary before clicking 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.

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