S3MediaVault is a WordPress plugin.
You install it just like you would install any WP plugin.
1) Download the plugin zip file S3MediaVault_vXX.zip to your desktop.
2) Log in to your WP admin panel, go to the Plugins section, add and upload the plugin file as usual, and activate it.
3) Now Under the “Settings” tab on your dashboard, you should see a new link called “S3MediaVault”.
Click on it. You are now on the S3MediaVault Plugin Configuration screen.
4) In a new browser window, log in to your Amazon S3 account. Once you login, on the menu at the top, click on the “Your Account” tab, and then on “Security Credentials”
5) You will now see your Access Key and Secret Key (click on “Show” to show your secret key).
6) Come back to the Config Screen for S3MediaVault.
Enter these Access Key, Security Key and your Bucket Name (folder where your files are stored in your S3 account).
Click on “Save Changes”.
Security Setting For Files
For each file that you use the S3MediaVault plugin with, please be sure to set the permissions of your file on Amazon S3 such that it won’t be open to the general public, but only you and the S3MediaVault script can access the files.
WARNING: Bucket name has to be in all lower case
- Log in to Amazon S3 Control Panel at https://console.aws.amazon.com/s3/home
- Once you log in, you will see all of your buckets on the left. Click on the bucket where your media is stored that you wish to use with the S3MediaVault plugin.
- On the right, you will see all files within that bucket.
- Right-click on the file name which you wish to protect, and you’ll see a popup appear. In that popup, click on “Properties”
- You will now see a new, large “Properties” panel towards the bottom of the screen.
- In this panel, on the “Permissions” tab, you should add only one row: Which should have your name, and all checkboxes checked, as shown below (click to enlarge).
Please note that the screen-shot above shows the name “ravijayagopal”, but when you view this screen, in place of “ravijayagopal”, you will actually see your own username (whoever you’re logged in to Amazon as).
- You should do this not just for all the files that you wish to use with S3MediaVault, and you should also do it for your bucket (folder) too, by right-clicking on the bucket name and setting similar permissions for the bucket contents as well.
That’s it for the setup.
You are now ready to start using the S3MediaVault plugin, simply by inserting any of the following tags into your blog posts:
2) Link-Tags or