How to fix a S3 RequestTimeTooSkewed bug

3 July 2017
3 Jul 2017
1 min read

While uploading a recent blog post to the cloud, I came across a strange S3 error:

ERROR: S3 error: 403 (RequestTimeTooSkewed): The difference between the request time and the current time is too large.

I’ve never encountered this error before. At first I thought my S3 instance had a weird time bug. After doing some debugging,1 I saw that the time on my machine was off by several days. After logging into system preferences and updating the time, everything was back to normal.


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