How to secure Digital Ocean Spaces access keys


I want to use Digital Ocean Spaces for database back-ups and media offloading, but I feel really insecure using it.

It seems like you can only generate access keys for the whole Digital Ocean Spaces account, including all the buckets in your account. So: if there is a security leak in one of the sites, the attacker can get the access keys to Digital Ocean Spaces and get all database backups and media uploads of all my buckets (including all sites of my clients).

Is there a way to create access keys that are only valid for a single (or multiple) buckets?

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Bobby Iliev
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March 26, 2023

Hey @thibault007,

I don’t think that this is possible at the moment, it looks like someone has had the same idea before and has posted it on our Product Ideas board. The best thing to do would be to head over and add your vote to it, as well as adding any additional information in the comments for exactly what you’d like to see implemented!

Hope that helps!

- Bobby.

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