AWS S3 error: “The bucket you are attempting to access must be addressed using the specified endpoint”

Most errors on AWS are explicit and self explanatory, but once in a while you run into something that tells you something went wrong, but not how to fix it.

When setting up an S3 bucket to serve a static website, I got this error being returned as 301s for referenced files:

<Error>
<Code>PermanentRedirect</Code>
<Message>The bucket you are attempting to access must be addressed using the specified endpoint. Please send all future requests to this endpoint.</Message>
<Endpoint>s3.amazonaws.com</Endpoint>
<Bucket>static</Bucket>
...
</Error>

If you click an object in a bucket and click the overview tab, you can get a URL direct to the object, for example:

To load a static site from S3 though, you need to use a URL referencing the bucket in the server name, so instead of this:

https://s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/react-sudoku-solver/index.html

You should use this:

http://react-sudoku-solver.s3-us-west-1.amazonaws.com/index.html

(I’m currently working on a React app as a Sudoku Solver – more on this later)

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