Referencing existing S3 Bucket


When creating records via the API, can I reference images already in an s3 bucket?

I have an s3 bucket that I’d like to use for my project, and all of the images are already indexed, and organised.

What would be the best way to go about this?

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Were these images upload to S3 via Strapi or by an external source?

By external source. I want to reference them.

I’d be happy to use Cloudinary or another tool…But fundamentally would want t upload them externally and reference the URL in Strapi

Gotcha, yeah the missing solution is how do we “scan” that resource and import the data into the database.

For this I don’t have a good answer and I’m leaning towards it requiring a custom provider. :thinking:

That’s fine - I was kinda expecting that answer based on the docs. I’ll find another solution

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If you do please share as I’d be interested to see what you come up with!

I basically think I’ll just need to build the workflow into my Strapi document creation… Get the binary from an authorised S3 call, and add to the script.
It’s not ideal though… Might need to rethink my architecture

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