Reading a JSON File

Learn how to read a JSON file stored in a Filebase bucket using Python & Boto3.

What is JSON?

JSON is a file format featuring an open standard and interchangeable data format that uses human-readable text to store and transmit data objects that are formatted as arrays or value pairs.

Read below to learn how to use a Python script with Boto3 to read the contents of a JSON file that is stored in a Filebase bucket.


1. Create a file called with the following contents:

import boto3
import json
from botocore.config import Config

boto_config = Config(region_name = 'us-east-1',
signature_version = 's3v4')
s3 = boto3.client('s3',
	endpoint_url = '',

object = s3.get_object(Bucket='filebase-sample-bucket',Key='my_file.json')
j = json.loads(object['Body'].read())

2. Replace the following values:

  • Aws_access_key_id: Your Filebase Access Key

  • Aws_secret_access_key: Your Filebase Secret Key

  • Bucket: Your Filebase bucket name

  • Key: Your JSON file to be read

  • Replace ‘Details’ with the name of the property in your JSON file to read

3. Run the Python script to return the requested JSON property content.

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