Amazon s3 question

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  1. rosiejons5

    rosiejons5 New Member

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    Hello,

    I want to setup a wordpress-based membership site. Due to server space limits, I have decided to host the download files (esp. the large ones) remotely on my amazon s3 account. I know amember integrates with wordpress but does it also integrate with amazon s3?

    Thanks. :)

    Rosie Jonesronald Cruzag
  2. grantswaim

    grantswaim New Member

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    To serve up files from Amazon S3 to a WordPress site, I highly recommend the S3FlowShield plugin. I use it and love it. It not only serves up audio, video, and other files, it also protects access to the files. It is $97, but it is a great plugin.

    Ironically, I covered this plugin at a recent presentation. You can see my notes about S3FlowShield at the end of this handout.
  3. erwinvdb

    erwinvdb aMember Pro Customer

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    Very helpful. Thanks!!
  4. johntanedo

    johntanedo New Member

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    So can I use amember with s3flowshield and amazon s3 then?
  5. alex

    alex Administrator Staff Member

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    You can, but files on S3 cannot be protected from unauthorized access. You can only protect links to these files with aMember - yes, it is easy. But if links will be shared - anyone can download the files.

    Only the solution here is to use hard-to-guess links on S3 and change it often.
  6. davidm1

    davidm1 aMember User & Partner

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    Yes, what the plugin does with s3 is to lock up the "bucket" on s3 so that only your domain can access the content.

    David

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