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Cyral S3 Browser

Quick and Trusted Access to S3

Enable one-click access to S3 buckets for all your users, without giving up access to AWS Console. Easily grant just-enough access without slowing down your teams.

Simplify user access to S3

  • Enable one-click login from SSO gateway
  • Make it easy to switch between IAM roles
  • Eliminate the need to provide technical training

Prevent privilege sprawl

  • Minimize access to AWS console for non-developers
  • Easily grant and revoke access for business users
  • Enforce granular policies on who can access which bucket

Monitor all S3 activity

  • Collect real-time visibility into all S3 data access
  • Gain all data activity for each user grouped by their identity
  • Detect anomalies and malicious behavior from within your SIEM

S3’s Journey from a Simple Storage Service to the Engine Powering the Modern Data Stack

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Introducing Cyral’s S3 Browser

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Federated Authentication for Cloud Object Storage

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An identity provider (IdP) authenticates a user and provides identity and access tokens for accessing other services. It uses SAML and OIDC protocols to interact with clients and is backed by a directory service storing user information.


Authentication and Authorization are two distinctly different processes in the field of Identity and Access Management (IAM).

There are numerous strategies utilized in modern computing systems, some of the oldest (not necessarily most secure) being PINs and Passwords. This is the “I” in Identity and Access Management (IAM)

The management and implementation of the policies that determine the authorization users are granted is the “AM” in IAM.

Amazon S3

As a key-value store, Amazon’s Simple Storage Service (Amazon  S3) offers object storage for gathering massive amounts of unstructured or semi-structured data for websites, mobile applications, and whatever else businesses require. This high-level and generic storage structure provides users enormous flexibility, scalability, data availability and performance.

According to Amazon: “Customers of all sizes and industries can use Amazon S3 to store and protect any amount of data for a range of use cases, such as data lakes, websites, mobile applications, backup and restore, archive, enterprise applications, IoT devices, and big data analytics. Amazon S3 provides management features so that you can optimize, organize, and configure access to your data to meet your specific business, organizational, and compliance requirements.”

Just-enough Access

To grant users with the appropriate access rights, and only enough access rights, to databases in order to complete specific task assignments or execute their role’s responsibilities—no more, no less.

Cloud Object Storage

Cloud object storage, also known as object storage or object-based storage, makes it possible to store, archive, back up, and manage high volumes of static or unstructured data—reliably, efficiently, and affordably. Unstructured data is data that cannot be organized easily into a traditional relational database with rows and columns. This data could include things like email, videos, photos, web pages, audio files, sensor data, and other types of media and web content.

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