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How do I set up with DigitalOcean Spaces?

1. Sign up for a DigitalOcean Account

To use DigitalOcean Spaces, you will first need a DigitalOcean account. To sign up, go to the DigitalOcean web page and create your account.

2. Locate your credentials

To locate the credentials for your account, you will need to:

  • Sign in to your DigitalOcean account
  • Hover over Manage
  • from the drop down menu select API
  • scroll to the "Spaces access keys" section
  • click on "Generate New Key"
  • Take note of both the Access Key ID (YOUR_DIGITALOCEAN_SPACES_KEY) and Secret Access Key (YOUR_DIGITALOCEAN_SPACES_SECRET)

3. Create a bucket

To create a DigitalOcean bucket, use Spaces default API online, or use a local client that supports the Spaces API. We recommend any of the following:

Make sure to take note of the name of your Spaces Name (YOUR_DIGITALOCEAN_SPACE_NAME) and Space Region (YOUR_DIGITALOCEAN_SPACE_REGION) after you create it.

4. Use the bucket with Transloadit Templates

Assuming you have signed up for Transloadit, proceed to Template Credentials then under "Adding new Credentials", select "DigitalOcean" and input the relevant information from the earlier steps.

The following is an example of a simple Template for testing the connection to your DigitalOcean account.

  "steps": {
    ":original": {
      "robot": "/upload/handle"
    "exported": {
      "robot": "/digitalocean/store",
      "use": ":original",

To see if it works, in the created Template's Testing section click "Toggle Testing Area" and upload an item.


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