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This package provide a function generating URL and fields. Users without AWS credentials can use the URL and fields to to make a POST request to S3. The documentation for the server side feature can be found in S3 API Reference. Please read related sections for more context.


JavaScript Example:

const { createPresignedPost } = require("@aws-sdk/s3-presigned-post");
const { S3Client } = require("@aws-sdk/client-s3");

ES6 Example

import { createPresignedPost } from "@aws-sdk/s3-presigned-post";
import { S3Client } from "@aws-sdk/client-s3";

Create a POST Policy

You can optionally attach a policy to a presigned post. It specifies a list of conditions that the request must meet. For example:

const Conditions = [{ acl: "bucket-owner-full-control" }, { bucket: "johnsmith" }, ["starts-with", "$key", "user/eric/"]];

Visit S3 POST documentation for supported policy elements. If you include a condition, you must specify the valid value in the Fields parameter as well. A value will not be added automatically to the fields dictionary according to the conditions.

Generate a Presigned Post

Users can generate required url and fields for POST request:

const client = new S3Client({ region: "us-west-2" });
const Bucket = "johnsmith";
const Key = "user/eric/1";
const Fields = {
  acl: "bucket-owner-full-control",
const { url, fields } = await createPresignedPost(client, {
  Expires: 600, //Seconds before the presigned post expires. 3600 by default.

The Bucket, Key and other values in Fields must meet the conditions specified in Conditions. The Key can also contain ${filename} that will be automatically replaced by the name of the file provided. See the S3 reference for more information.

Post File using HTML Form

You can also post a file with HTML form:

    <meta http-equiv="Content-Type" content="text/html; charset=UTF-8" />
    <!-- Copy the 'url' value returned by createPresignedPost() -->
    <form action="URL_VALUE" method="post" enctype="multipart/form-data">
      <!-- Copy the 'fields' key:values returned by S3Client.generate_presigned_post() -->
      <input type="hidden" name="key" value="VALUE" />
      <input type="hidden" name="AWSAccessKeyId" value="VALUE" />
      <input type="hidden" name="policy" value="VALUE" />
      <input type="hidden" name="signature" value="VALUE" />
      <input type="file" name="file" /> <br />
      <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Upload to Amazon S3" />

Post File using FormData in Node.js

In Node.js, use form-data package to post a file:

const { createReadStream } = require("fs");
const FormData = require("form-data");

const form = new FormData();
Object.entries(fields).forEach(([field, value]) => {
  form.append(field, value);
form.append("file", createReadStream("path/to/a/file"));
form.submit(url, (err, res) => {
  //handle the response




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