S3 Object Storage - Customizing URLs with CNAME

Object Storage - Custom domain name with CNAME

Depending on the services you provide you might not want that the scw.cloud domain name appears on your website. For example if you provide files to download or host the images of your website on Object Storage. In this case you might prefer a domain name like download.mywebsite.com instead of providing links like download.mywebsite.com.s3.fr-par.scw.cloud.

By using CNAME you can map a domain or subdomain to an Object Storage bucket and access the files stored in the bucket via your own domain name.

Configuring a custom Domain name

1 . To use a customized domain name with a bucket, connect to your management console, enter the Object Storage section and create a new bucket.

2 . It is important that the bucket name is exactly the same as the domain/subdomain intended to be used with it. For example, to create a bucket, accessible at download.example.com the bucket name must be download.example.com.

3 . Set the bucket ACL with AWS-CLI:

aws s3api put-bucket-acl --bucket download.example.com --acl public-read

4 . Log into the administration panel of your domain and create a new record that defines the hostname as an alias for the bucket. For example if the bucket download.example.com is located in the Paris Region, the CNAME should point to download.example.com.s3.fr-par.scw.cloud:

Bucket CNAME

5 . It is now possible to access a the file myapp.tar.gz stored in the bucket download.example.com directly at http://download.example.com/myapp.tar.gz instead of the usual URL http://download.example.com.s3.fr-par.scw.cloud/myapp.tar.gz.

Important: Please note that SSL is not available when using this way to connect to a bucket.

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