Amazon S3 File Protection

Fast Member gives you secure file delivery using the Amazon S3 API. To use this feature you will need an Amazon account and then you will access the Amazon Web Services (AWS) Console.

You can access AWS here

To use the Fast Member S3 integration you will need to create a user with the Amazon Identity and Access Management (IAM) section of AWS.

Create User Within Amazon Web Services

Locate IAM and navigate to Users

Open the User Section from the IAM console

Click Add User button

Add new user in Amazon IAM

Set User Details – Choose something which makes sense to the integration so this can simply be your WordPress site

Enter your user name details into the IAM settings

Select AWS access type – simply choose ‘Programmatic Access’

Select IAM Programmatic Access

Click Next: Permissions

Click Next: Permissions

Set Permissions – choose attach existing policies directly and use the filter to search for S3.
You will see the available Amazon S3 options. You can choose ‘AmazonsS3ReadOnlyAccess’ as you will simply be fetching files from the buckets where you have added them. 

Set permissions for the IAM user

Click Next: Tags

Click Next: Tags

You can ignore the page for Add tags and click Next: Review

Review Amazon user IAM permissions

On the review page you can confirm the details are correct. You should have a user name and the AWS access type. If you are happy with what you see then click create user.

Click Create User

Once the user is created you will be taken to the success page where you can download a CSV with the Access ID and Secret Key. Save this somewhere safe as this will be the only time these details will be available. You can also view the Access Key and Secret Key from the Amazon IAM console page until you close it.

Save the IAM access keys

Adding The Amazon S3 IAM Details to Fast Member

Now you have the Access ID and Secret Key you can copy these into the Amazon S3 section of the Fast AWS add on plugin.

Add the access keys to the General Settings in Fast Member

Once saved Fast Member’s file protection will now be linked to Amazon S3 and you can use the Protected Remote Files section of the Fast Member Protected Content to add your Amazon S3 based URLS.

You can view a full tutorial here on adding remote files to the Protected Content

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