How to allow access to files on Spaces from only my website

Hello, is it posssible to allow access to files from only my website and not directly?

For example when someone type from their browser they shouldn’t have access this file but when I put <img src="" in my website it should have accessible. Is this possible?

I ask this because I plan to serve large zip files on my CDN, and if these files are accessible to everyone who has a link to them, they can be published on other sites and my bandwidth can fill up quickly. How do I ensure that these files are only downloaded from my site?

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April 26, 2024
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This definitely sounds doable. I believe one way to achieve this will be using a pre-signed URLs.

A pre-signed URL is a connection URL created by an authorised user so that unauthorized users can access restricted resources without sharing credentials.

You can find more information here:


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