Provision & bind new S3 bucket

Dingo S3™ allows all Pivotal Cloud Foundry® users to create and use Amazon S3 buckets within their applications. Applications can then use any Amazon S3 library/SDK to read & write to the Amazon S3 API.

Provision & bind

You can create a new Amazon S3 bucket using the cf create-service (or cf cs alias):

cf create-service dingo-s3 essential myapp-bucket

You can then share the bucket with one or more applications within the same Cloud Foundry “space”.

cf bind-service myapp myapp-bucket

Applications will have access to the bucket name and Amazon S3 API credentials when they are next pushed, restarted or restaged.

cf restart myapp


The bucket name and API access credentials are passed to your application via environment variables, specifically $VCAP_SERVICES.

Either use a JSON parser or find a language-specific community Cloud Foundry library to make navigating this environment variable easy.

See the Language Examples for samples of looking up the credentials.

The credentials section contains the following keys:

  "username": "IAM_USER_NAME",
  "access_key_id": "AWS_ACCESS_KEY",
  "secret_access_key": "AWS_SECRET",
  "bucket": "BUCKET_NAME"