Connecting to AWS IAM users

If you’re using IAM permissions to control access to data, this section helps you connect Saturn users to existing IAM users.

Adding credentials to Saturn

On the “Credentials” page of Saturn, you can add arbitrary credentials by clicking the plus icon. If you are an admin, you can create credentials for other users, otherwise you can only create them for yourself.

There are 3 types of credentials

File: specify the path to the file, and contents of the file, and those credentials will be made available on every container you run in Saturn. The path is relative to your home directory. Environment Variable: specify the name of the environment variable, and the value, and that will be set in every container in Saturn. SSH Public Key: Paste in the ssh public key for your private key, and it will be added to ~/.ssh/authorized_keys so that you can ssh into your Jupyter instance.

Connecting Saturn to IAM Credentials

It may be helpful to associate AWS IAM users with Saturn users in order to grant access to AWS resources (like S3 Buckets). This section assumes that you already have an IAM user, and access keys for that user. If you need help with that, please reach out to us, either via our chat widget, or at

We recommend configuring the following as environment variable credentials


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