POST with Adobe Flash
This section describes how to use
POST with Adobe Flash.
Adobe Flash Player Security
By default, the Adobe Flash Player security model prohibits Adobe Flash Players from making network connections to servers outside the domain that serves the SWF file.
To override the default, you must upload a publicly readable crossdomain.xml file to the bucket that will accept POST uploads. The following is a sample crossdomain.xml file.
<?xml version="1.0"?> <!DOCTYPE cross-domain-policy SYSTEM "http://www.macromedia.com/xml/dtds/cross-domain-policy.dtd"> <cross-domain-policy> <allow-access-from domain="*" secure="false" /> </cross-domain-policy>
For more information about the Adobe Flash security model, go to the Adobe website.
Adding the crossdomain.xml file to your bucket allows any Adobe Flash Player to connect to the crossdomain.xml file within your bucket; however, it does not grant access to the actual Amazon S3 bucket.
Adobe Flash Considerations
The FileReference API in Adobe Flash adds the
form field to the POST request. When you build Adobe Flash applications that upload
to Amazon S3 by using the FileReference API action, include the following condition in your policy:
['starts-with', '$Filename', '']
Some versions of the Adobe Flash Player do not properly handle HTTP responses that
have an empty body. To configure POST to return a response that does not have an
empty body, set
success_action_status to 201. Amazon S3
will then return an XML document with a 201 status code. For information about the content of
the XML document, see POST Object. For information about form fields, see
HTML Form Fields.