Setting Up Your S3 Account

The Amazon Simple Storage Service is a web service offered by Amazon Web Services (AWS). We support Amazon S3 as a hosting provider for your videos which can be a cost-effective solution for those with very large amounts of videos.

To get started create a new IAM user

Important Notes

  • IAM user needs to have admin full permission in order to integrate correctly with Spotlightr

  • Bucket name can not be changed as it's set by Spotlightr. It will result in a bucket called vooplayerv4-{#USERID}

  • Do not edit your region in Spotlightr integration settings. You may not have different region integrations settings on one Spotlightr account

  • Block public access should not be enabled

Using Spotlightr with S3

There are 2 ways to use the Amazon storage with Spotlightr:

  • Linking a video from S3

  • Uploading a video to S3 storage from Spotlightr interface

Uploading to AWS S3 From Spotlightr

To upload a new video to your Amazon cloud storage from Spotlightr interface, you need to Integrate S3 with Spotlightr first. Click on your Name/Profile, then Integrations and APIs. Select CustomS3 and then fill out the required fields:

  • Amazon Region - This should be the region nearest your target audience

  • Integration Title - This can be anything, most just name it "Spotlightr"

  • API Key - This you will copy from your S3 account

  • Secret Key - This you will copy from your S3 account

  • URL/Endpoint - This should be populated by itself

Once complete, click on Create Integration.

When you go to upload a new video, choose the option USE MY OWN STORAGE. Then click on the New Hosting Integration window that pops up, and then you'll see the button change to Upload to S3.AMAZONAWS.COM.

This video provides a brief overview of the process.

Linking from AWS S3

When you are linking a new video via S3, just paste your link and wait for validation. 

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