Amazon Simple Storage Service
Developer Guide (API Version 2006-03-01)
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Browser-Based Uploads Using POST

Amazon S3 supports POST, which allows your users to upload content directly to Amazon S3. POST is designed to simplify uploads, reduce upload latency, and save you money on applications where users upload data to store in Amazon S3.

The following figure shows an upload using Amazon S3 POST.

Uploading Using POST

1The user opens a web browser and accesses your web page.
2Your web page contains an HTTP form that contains all the information necessary for the user to upload content to Amazon S3.
3The user uploads content directly to Amazon S3.


Query string authentication is not supported for POST.