How do I set file permissions for files in a space using AWS SDK with java?

I am using a space to store images for my web app. Those images need to be public so I can display them on the web app. How do I make those images public using the AWS SDK with Java? I know how to do it manually but obviously that is not scalable.


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The above answer does not really help. I figured it out on my own and here is the code snippet in case anybody else has this question.

AmazonS3 awsBuckets =
            .withEndpointConfiguration(new EndpointConfiguration(bucketUrl, "nyc3"))

PutObjectRequest putObjectRequest = new PutObjectRequest(bucketName, fileName, converted);


This worked for me

public String uploadBase64ToStorage(String filePath,String location,String fileName) {

        String key = Config.getProperty("spaces", "key");
        String secret = Config.getProperty("spaces", "secret");
        String bucket = Config.getProperty("spaces", "bucket");
        String endpoint = Config.getProperty("spaces", "endpoint");
        String region = Config.getProperty("spaces", "region");

        AWSCredentialsProvider awscp = new AWSStaticCredentialsProvider(
                new BasicAWSCredentials(key, secret)
        AmazonS3 space = AmazonS3ClientBuilder
                        new AwsClientBuilder.EndpointConfiguration(endpoint, region)

        File file = new File(filePath);

        String filepath = location+"/"+fileName; // /somefolder/someanotherfolder/testfile.jpg";

        ObjectMetadata om = new ObjectMetadata();

        PutObjectRequest putObjectRequest = new PutObjectRequest(bucket,filepath,file).withCannedAcl(CannedAccessControlList.PublicRead);

        return space.getUrl(bucket, filepath).toString();


I have not done this with Java, but usually with Laravel for example, what I would do is to sue the putFile method, which allows you to pass the this as an argument:

Storage::disk('spaces')->putFile('uploads', request()->file, 'public');

In your case what I could suggest is setting the x-amz-acl header to public-read that way each individual file would be available for everyone. For more information you could take a look at the documentation here:

Or another option would be to set your listing permissions to public so that all files in that listing would be available by default:

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby