How to autheticate SPACES using axios

I am trying to upload a file to digital ocean spaces while sending the request with axios but I get an error '<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?><Error><Code>InvalidArgument</Code><RequestId>tx000000000000005d0d942-0063c03ce7-2bb535ec-sfo3a</RequestId><HostId>2bb535ec-sfo3a-sfo3-zg01</HostId></Error>' I am convinced this is because I might be using the wrong details in axios headers. Here is my axios headers.

 const headers = {
"Content-Type": mimeType,
Authorization: `Bearer ${TOKEN}`,
"secret-key": API_KEY,
"x-amz-acl": "public-read",

I generate Spaces-access keys and I got two keys secret and another one that is in CAPS. I assumed the one in caps is Token and secret is the api key but I still I got that error.

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Bobby Iliev
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January 13, 2023

Hi there,

I would personally suggest using the @aws-sdk/client-s3 JavaScript SDK to interact with Spaces. Here is a quick snippet:

// Imports your configured client and any necessary S3 commands.
import { PutObjectCommand } from "@aws-sdk/client-s3";
import { s3Client } from "./path/to/s3Client.js";

// Specifies a path within your bucket and the file to upload.
export const bucketParams = {
  Bucket: "example-bucket-name",
  Key: "example.txt",
  Body: "content"

// Uploads the specified file to the chosen path.
export const run = async () => {
  try {
    const data = await s3Client.send(new PutObjectCommand(bucketParams));
      "Successfully uploaded object: " +
        bucketParams.Bucket +
        "/" +
    return data;
  } catch (err) {
    console.log("Error", err);


Let me know how it goes!