Access Control Lists

Access Control Lists (ACLs) enable the management of access to buckets and objects.

Each bucket and object has an ACL attached to it as a subresource, defining which accounts or groups are granted access and the type of access. When a request is received against a resource, Zenko checks the corresponding ACL to verify the requester has the necessary access permissions.

When a bucket or object is created, Zenko creates a default ACL that grants the resource owner full control over the resource as shown in the following sample bucket ACL (the default object ACL has the same structure).

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<AccessControlPolicy xmlns="">
    <ID>*** Owner-Canonical-User-ID ***</ID>
      <Grantee xmlns:xsi=""
               xsi:type="Canonical User">
        <ID>*** Owner-Canonical-User-ID ***</ID>

The sample ACL includes an Owner element identifying the owner via the account’s canonical user ID. The Grant element identifies the grantee (either a specific account or a predefined group), and the permission granted. This default ACL has one Grant element for the owner. You grant permissions by adding Grant elements, each grant identifying the grantee and the permission.