If you use AWS, check your permissions

Many organisations use Amazon Web Services (“AWS”) to host applications and data, and a significant change is coming. You should by now have received an email about default permissions changes from April 2023, but we have found that the changes have already begun.

Our free monthly webinars can be reviewed on-demand, and we use AWS to store the MP4 files, but last week I noticed that the links were showing ‘access denied’. We were able to quickly get the webinars online again, but the problem was caused by AWS removing default public permissions for buckets (aka folders).

There are several ways of solving this, but do get technical advice if you are unsure.