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Pre Signed URL in less than 3 minutes on Amazon S3

Presigned URL , What is it? A pre signed URL allow you to share the content of your bucket so that friends and families can view it for a limited period of time. It is a time stamped public link giving outsider a limited access to a content hosted on AWS S3 bucket.

Head to your AWS S3 portal and create an a bucket. Make Make sure to select the region you wish to have the bucket hosted.
sure that the bucket name is unique as required by AWS (Globally Unique ) .Bellow are the following rules that applied to AWS bucket names:

  • Bucket names must be between 3 (min) and 63 (max) characters long.
  • Bucket names can consist only of lowercase letters, numbers, dots (.), and hyphens (-).
  • Bucket names must begin and end with a letter or number.
  • Bucket names must not contain two adjacent periods.
  • Bucket names must not be formatted as an IP address (for example, 192.168.5.4).
  • Bucket names must not start with the prefix xn--.

To learn more about bucket naming restrictions, follow the link here

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Once you have the bucket create and the file loaded, select the file and head to the "Action" tab and select : "Share with a presigned URL

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On the next window select how long you would like the presigned URL to stay active (TTL Time to Live) and the click on " Create presigned URL"

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Grab the link on the top right corner and share it .

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Enjoy

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Pablo Ezequiel Inchausti

nice and simple!

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Souleymane. T Author

Thank you. It was aimed at newbies

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