In this blog post we are going to see how to setup the Amazon S3 account necessary for our 365 Tube environment presented on Codeplex http://365tube.codeplex.com/.
As you already know, Amazon S3 will be used as cloud service to store all videos and thumbnails that are transcoded by the Transloadit.com service. Latter is used by 365 Tube to upload the videos and link them with Amazon S3, respectively.
For this demo we are going to create following elements:
- Two S3 buckets: these buckets will store our videos and video thumbnails of 365 Tube
- Authentication and Security Key to upload content
If you do not already have an Amazon AWS account, then register an account for free directly on this page http://365tube.codeplex.com/. Afterwards, login to the Amazon S3 console by using this link: https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/
Amazon S3 allows you to store content in containers called buckets. We are going to create a bucket for the video and another one for the thumbnail storage. You can call them with any name you like. Please consider to use lower letters and to change the names also in our future blog articles when configuring Transloadit.com. For demonstration purposes we are going to call the buckets:
With the buckets created, let us generate a security key used for the communication between the Transloadit.com service and Amazon S3.
Go to the “Security Credentials” page of your account.
You should see in the middle of the page a section similar to the next screen. Please create a separate access key by using the link “Create a new Access Key”.
- Copy the Access Key ID and the Secret Access Key.
- In my specific case I have the Access Key ID “AKIAJEMJTVOBLQ7XCCEQ” and secret key “kHtP34W/Nt4vFrSy3HoHRF9cYzJ9IOMbqY4r+rbD”.
- Save your keys because we are going to need them in the Transloadit.com service.
You can create only two Access keys. You can disable them anytime (as I did J for this demonstration).
In this blog post I showed you how to setup the Amazon S3 account to store the video and thumbnails that we are going to process with the Transloadit.com service. Please write down the bucket names, Access Key, and Secret Access Key because we are going to need them later on.