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Alteryx - S3 Connectivity: Need to be able to enter the AWS session key for access

Alteryx Certified Partner

Hi All


I am trying to connect to an S3 bucket using the Amazon S3 Download tool. I have the AWS Access Key and AWS Secret Key, but also have a session key for increased security in the environment I’m working in.


I can’t access the bucket, because the tool’s configuration does not have a spot for the session key. How can I work around this?




Alteryx Partner

I think you are going to have to go a little deeper than the tool allows to do that. If you are willing to run Powershell (via the Run Command tool), then you can pull the S3 object locally using the session token and then pull it into the Alteryx flow using a dynamic input tool.


AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell


The command to get a single object would look something like this when using the Session Token:

Get-S3Object -BucketName BucketName -Key Key -AccessKey AccessKey -Region Region -SecretKey SecretKey -SessionToken SessionToken