Common SOAP API Elements
You can interact with Amazon S3 using SOAP 1.1 over HTTP. The Amazon S3 WSDL, which describes the Amazon S3 API in a machine-readable way, is available at: http://doc.s3.amazonaws.com/2006-03-01/AmazonS3.wsdl. The Amazon S3 schema is available at http://doc.s3.amazonaws.com/2006-03-01/AmazonS3.xsd.
Most users will interact with Amazon S3 using a SOAP toolkit tailored for their language and development environment. Different toolkits will expose the Amazon S3 API in different ways. Please refer to your specific toolkit documentation to understand how to use it. This section illustrates the Amazon S3 SOAP operations in a toolkit-independent way by exhibiting the XML requests and responses as they appear "on the wire."
You can include the following authorization-related elements with any SOAP request:
AWSAccessKeyId:The AWS Access Key ID of the requester
Timestamp:The current time on your system
Signature:The signature for the request
For information about endpoints, see Request Endpoints.