Hot linking or downloading of media files is a key concern for any site. Security of hosted Videos, Audios and attachments has been a long pending request from a lot of WPLMS users. But everything boils down to the question “Any content hosted on web is public”.
The answer to this is Amazon S3, Amazon S3 allows you to host files privately. It also allows to create signed urls which expire after a certain time limit. Once the url expires accessing the url gives a Access denied error.
An added advantage with Amazon S3 is that Video hosting requires lots of server resources, which are best transferred to faster and reliable servers from Amazon.
Using the above advantage from Amazon S3 we’re introducing the WPLMS S3 plugin. Checkout the plugin now.
This plugin would allow you to directly upload images in your Amazon S3 directly from the WP Media popup. Which means it is available both in the WP admin backend and the WPLMS front end.
- Secure Audio,Video, images and attachments
- Prevents hotlinking
- Upload to Amazon S3 directly from media popup
- Works from both backend and front end
- Fetch files from any bucket in Amazon S3
- Instructor privacy option
After the link expires