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MP3 and PDF Digital Downloads with Amazon S3 (2 posts)

  1. marcuswickes
    Member
    Posted 1 year ago #

    I am selling digital MP3's and PDF's on a site using Woocommerce. The files are hosted on Amazon S3.

    In Woocommerce settings for the individual product, I insert the amazonaws URL for the hosted file. But when you try to access that file to download from Amazon S3, you don't have access since its ACL is private. I can open the ACL for the file to public but then anybody that has that file link can share the file. I know that Woocommerce sends an encrypted link to the file and I can limit how many times they download through that link. But what if someone gets the name of the folder/file in the Amazon bucket and can access directly (since the ACL is public)?

    I have read these posts that don't offer an answer for similar questions:

    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/download-problem-with-amazon-s3?replies=4
    http://wordpress.org/support/topic/digital-downloads-with-amazon-s3?replies=3

    I could use a script to sign the URL, but then how would I get that URL into the Woocommerce product download box?

    http://wordpress.org/plugins/woocommerce/

  2. MDC2957
    Member
    Posted 9 months ago #

    Marcus, did you ever get this issue sorted out with WooCommerce? Was it just a configuration setting somewhere in Amazon, or is there a bigger problem?

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