Accessing Cloud Data
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Enabling SSE-S3

To write S3-SSE encrypted files, the value of fs.s3a.server-side-encryption-algorithm must be set to that of the encryption mechanism used in core-site.xml; currently only AES256 is supported.

<property>
  <name>fs.s3a.server-side-encryption-algorithm</name>
  <value>AES256</value>
</property>

Once set, all new data will be uploaded encrypted. There is no need to set this property when downloading data — the data will be automatically decrypted when read using the Amazon S3-managed key.

To learn more, refer to Protecting Data Using Server-Side Encryption with Amazon S3-Managed Encryption Keys (SSE-S3) in AWS documentation.