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How to access private s3 files using URI

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  • In AWS S3 bucket is mainly used to store files.
  • To access S3 bucket files follow below steps.
  • Provide access configuration using AWS.config() method as below.

    region: "us-east-2",
    signatureVersion: 'v4',
    credentials: new AWS.Credentials(AccessKey, AccesSecreteKey, token)
  • Later intitialize s3 variable using new AWS.S3()

    var s3 = new AWS.S3();

    To get access URI of the file we use getSignedUrl() method of s3 bucket Here we have three parameters

  • Bucket:Name of the Bucket
  • Key: Path inside the Bucket
  • Expires: No of seconds the required to enable the URI(maximum 1 week)
var presignedURI = s3.getSignedUrl('getObject', {
   Bucket: "Bucket_Name",
   Key: "FIle_Path",
   Expires: seconds

Here presignedURI variable provides the URL,we can access the file using this URL