Fonteva has moved to a new strategy for using Amazon Web Services for the storage and retrieval of Forms attachments. This updated design allows for the use of geographically located AWS S3 buckets to conform to local laws in certain countries and improves security through the use of the AWS "timed link" feature. A timed link is an artifact provided by Amazon to provide increased security when accessing S3 storage. Fonteva is now using timed links to secure the access to our content. The actual execution of the timed link technology is invisible to the user, providing a seamless experience.

Other advantages include:

  • All activity with the URL happens on the server side, preventing the credentials from being exposed.

  • The Fonteva page(s) containing this download capability can be restricted to logged in users so the general public cannot access the file.