Simple file uploading application
Dropdot is a simple file uploader built on NodeJS, Express and S3 API as the object storage platform. It supports AWS S3 and DreamHost Objects as storage provider.
Configuring Dropdot is simple, just follow the steps below:
AWS S3 Demo: http://dropdot.alfg.co/
##Installation## Clone and install dependencies
$ git clone$ cd dropdot$ npm install
config.js.sample and configure
moduleexportsport = 3000; // App portmoduleexportsaws_key = "YourAWSKey"; // AWS Keymoduleexportsaws_secret = "YourSuperSecretAWSKey"; // AWS Secretmoduleexportsaws_bucket = "NameOfS3Bucket"; // S3 bucketmoduleexportsredirect_host = ""; // Redirect page after successful uploadmoduleexportshost = "YOUR_S3_PROVIDER"; // S3 provider hostmoduleexportsbucket_dir = "uploads/"; // Subdirectory in S3 bucket where uploads will gomoduleexportsmax_filesize = 20971520; // Max filesize in bytes (default 20MB)
config.js and run the app
$ mv config.js.sample config.js$ node app.js
http://localhost:3000 into the browser
The app is set, now you need to create and configure your S3 Bucket.
In order to allow S3 to accept CORS uploads from your app, it needs to be properly configured.
Log into your S3 Console and create a bucket.
Right-click your bucket and go to properties > permissions > Edit CORS Configuration.
Enter the following:
Of course, the * in AllowedOrigin is only for development. Be sure to use your domain when going public.
Log into your DreamHost account and go to DreamObjects section. Then upload cors.xml in the root of that bucket which you are seleceted as upload destionation ( aws_bucket in config.js ).
Objects will be available by accessing the public URL directly. Example:
However, if you wish to customize the URL, you can use a CNAME. First, create/rename your bucket to match the
uploads.domain.com). Then create the CNAME (via your DNS settings) using the exact name of the
To be clear, the bucket's name and CNAME should be identical. i.e.
You can now access your files as:
All done! Now go upload stuff.
Dropdot is open-source under the MIT License.
Dropdot uses the following technologies, check them out!
- NodeJS The core backend
- Express Framework for Node. Serves the JSON policy
- mime Mime-type detection
- crypto Used for SHA1, Base64 digestion
- uuid Generating the unique IDs
- Amazon S3 Cloud Object/File Storage Platform
Guides that saved me a few gray hairs dealing with CORS: