Posted On: May 29, 2024

Amazon S3 will make a change so unauthorized requests that customers did not initiate are free of charge. With this change, bucket owners will never incur request or bandwidth charges for requests that return an HTTP 403 (Access Denied) error response if initiated from outside their individual Amazon Web Services account or Amazon Organization. To see the full list of error codes that are free of charge, visit Billing for Amazon S3 error responses. This billing change requires no changes to customer applications and applies to all S3 buckets.

These billing changes will apply in all Amazon Web Services Regions, including the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region, operated by Sinnet, and the Amazon Web Services China (Ningxia) Region, operated by NWCD. This deployment started on May 13th, 2024, and we will post another update in a few weeks when it is completed. To learn more, visit Billing for Amazon S3 error responses and Error responses in the S3 User Guide.