Can users upload files to Spaces directly from their browsers?

Posted December 17, 2018 3.3k views


I’m considering using DO Spaces for our company’s web. In this web, users upload very large video files (arond 20GB), so I’d prefer that they upload those files directly to the DO Spaces server, without using my server as intermediate.

Amazon S3 allosw this:

With the help of a JavaScript uploader like FineUploader it’s a painless process:

Can I do the exact same thing with DO Spaces? Has anyone tried this?


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Hey friend,

Great question! There is technically no barrier that would prevent this. That’s a fairly good use case, an application uses Spaces transparently as it’s back-end service. That’s kind of in line with our vision of how you might use it successfully.


I’ll give it a try.

  • just following up. did you get this working? I am an app developer, want to find a way to allow mobile/web app users to directly upload to DigitalOcean Spaces without giving them a copy of my keys. Thanks.