Using S3

Various tips for working with S3 storage from your Laravel application

See also;

Content in folders

Segregate your S3 content according to your environment. Adding the following to config/filesystems.php

'pdfs' => [
'driver' => 's3',
'root' => env('APP_NAME') . '/pdfs',
'key' => env('AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID'),
'secret' => env('AWS_SECRET_ACCESS_KEY'),
'region' => env('AWS_DEFAULT_REGION'),
'bucket' => 'mybucket',
'visibility' => 'public',
],

In the above, PDF files will be stored for public consumption within a disk prefixed with the environment name. The key to this is the root attribute. This provides a path to prefix to all files that are created in the pdfs disk.

Write files to the pdf folder after specifying the disk;

Storage::disk('pdfs')->put('hello.txt','hello');

The ->url() command can be used to get the public url for the created file;

>>> Storage::disk('pdfs')->url('hello.txt');
=> "https://mybucket.s3.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/MYAPP-DEV/pdfs/hello.txt"

Be sure to have different app names between Dev, Staging and Live to separate your output.