How to setup image upload on Strapi app setup as a Digital Ocean app

I plan on setting up a Strapi application as a DO app using this guide:

Please could anyone explain (or point me in the direction of a guide) that shows the process of how to use Digital Ocean to host images for my Strapi app, using the strapi upload plugin. In the video, they mention digital ocean spaces can be used to manage images but not sure how to actually connect the two.


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Bobby Iliev
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April 14, 2023

Hi there,

What you could do is to use the strapi-provider-upload-do package here:

This provider allows you to upload to the DigitalOcean Space using the AWS S3 API.

  1. You can start by installing the package with:
npm i strapi-provider-upload-do
  1. Create or update config in ./config/plugins.js with content
module.exports = ({env}) => ({
  // ...
  upload: {
    config: {
      provider: "strapi-provider-upload-do",
      providerOptions: {
        key: env('DO_SPACE_ACCESS_KEY'),
        secret: env('DO_SPACE_SECRET_KEY'),
        endpoint: env('DO_SPACE_ENDPOINT'),
        space: env('DO_SPACE_BUCKET'),
        directory: env('DO_SPACE_DIRECTORY'),
        cdn: env('DO_SPACE_CDN'),
  // ...
  1. Create .env and add provide Digital Ocean config.

In case that this helps, there has been a similar discussion on the Strapi forum as well:

Hope that this helps!



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