S3 browser says my account is not valid

I created an amazon s3 account and I downloaded s3 browser for
windows here:

I put my keys in and tried to create a bucket, but it said my s3
account is not valid … Is it possible it is too new ?
Is there a better free browser ?


I tried the ruby aws gem. If I can get a key and secret key from
amazon, I would assume my account is valid ? - unless it has not
refreshed through the system.
I get the error below.

I assume the "+’ and “/i” at the beggining and end of the secret key
are part of the key ?

If I can use this gem and get it to work, then maybe I don’t need an
s3 browser ?

C:\Users\Laurence\rails-play\test> gem i aws-s3


?> :access_key_id => ‘Azzzzzzzzzzzzzzz’,
?> :secret_access_key => ‘+/i’
=> #<AWS::S3::Connection:0x5953950 @http=#<Net::HTTP s3.amazonaws.com:
80 open=fa
@options={:server=>“s3.amazonaws.com”, :access_key_id=>"

XQ", :secret_access_key=>"+
/i", :port=>80},
**************/i", @access_key_id="
bucket = Bucket.create(‘free-spirit’)
AWS::S3::NotSignedUp: Your account is not signed up for the S3
service. You must
sign up before you can use S3.
from C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/aws-s3-0.6.2/bin/…/lib/
ror.rb:38:in raise' from C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/aws-s3-0.6.2/bin/../lib/ aws/s3/ba se.rb:72:in request’
from C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/aws-s3-0.6.2/bin/…/lib/
se.rb:88:in put' from C:/Ruby187/lib/ruby/gems/1.8/gems/aws-s3-0.6.2/bin/../lib/ aws/s3/bu cket.rb:79:in create’
from (irb):5
from :0