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Dan Salmon
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Why this tool?

The aptly named S3Scanner is to be used to detect AWS S3 buckets. Discovered buckets are displayed, together with the related objects in the bucket.

How it works

S3Scanner uses a list of entries to digest. With this list it will try to find available S3 buckets. Several formats can be used (bucket name, domain name, full S3 URL, or bucket:region).

Usage and audience

S3Scanner is commonly used for information gathering, information leak detection, penetration testing, or storage security testing. Target users for this tool are pentesters and security professionals.


  • Command line interface

Example usage and output

usage: s3scanner [-h] [-o OUTFILE] [-d] [-l] [--version] buckets

# s3scanner - Find S3 buckets and dump!
# Author: Dan Salmon - @bltjetpack, github.com/sa7mon

positional arguments:
buckets Name of text file containing buckets to check

optional arguments:
-h, --help show this help message and exit
-o OUTFILE, --out-file OUTFILE
Name of file to save the successfully checked buckets in (Default: buckets.txt)
-d, --dump Dump all found open buckets locally
-l, --list List all found open buckets locally
--version Display the current version of this tool

Tool review and remarks

The review and analysis of this project resulted in the following remarks for this security tool:


  • + The source code of this software is available

Author and Maintainers

S3Scanner is under development by Dan Salmon.


Supported operating systems

S3Scanner is known to work on Linux.

S3Scanner alternatives

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Related tool information


This tool is categorized as a AWS security tool, Amazon S3 bucket scanner, and data leak scanner.

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