GitHub Actions - Deploy to S3

A GitHub Actions workflow can be used to deploy resources to an S3 bucket. This is particularly useful for a static site such as this one that is hosted in S3 and deployed when content changes are committed to the site's GitHub repository.


Configuring the crendentials used by AWS can be achieved a few different ways. One way is to use the configure AWS credentials action offered here.

Example Workflow

The following workflow checks out the content of the repository and then deploys the contents of a "deploy/" folder to a bucket named my-bucket.

The credentials are set on step 2: "Configure AWS Credentials"

name: CI

    branches: [main]

    name: Deploy
    runs-on: ubuntu-latest
      - name: Checkout
        uses: actions/checkout@v2

      - name: Configure AWS Credentials
        uses: aws-actions/configure-aws-credentials@v1
          aws-access-key-id: ${{ secrets.AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID }}
          aws-secret-access-key: ${{ secrets.AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY }}
          aws-region: us-west-2

      - name: Deploy to S3
        run: aws s3 sync deploy/ s3://my-bucket