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Uploading to spaces from frontend JS

Posted June 12, 2021 206 views
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Hi, I was wondering whether it is possible to upload to spaces using frontend JS with using a onetime unique key or something similar. For example Amazon offers Amazon API gateway that lets you get a signed URL for uploading.

https://aws.amazon.com/blogs/compute/uploading-to-amazon-s3-directly-from-a-web-or-mobile-application/

For my use case, I only want to allow registered users on my app to upload large files. So my frontend app will ping my backend app for a special key or url, and once it has that it should have direct access to upload to spaces bypassing my backend.

This way I would not need to process the data through my droplets which could become intensive at peak times.

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Hey @gogope2050,

We do support the functionality to upload files to spaces using pre-signed URLs just like the one in AWS. To implement the same, I’d request you to go through the mentioned link.

You could assign this to the registered users only which in turn would give them the access to upload their files directly to spaces bypassing the backend, thus relieving the load on the droplets.

Cheers,
Taha Fatima