When uploading files to the media library, the files are uploaded directly from the client to Amazon Web Services. However, under some circumstances it may not possible to upload directly from client to Amazon, due to some restrictions on CORS requests. In these cases, we fallback to an upload method where our server acts as a streaming proxy.
If your oganizations users have experiences that the uploads are slow, or that the uploads hangs at 99%, it could be a symptom that our fallback upload method is being used.
CORS OPTIONS Request
Whenever the browser has to perform a multipart upload, it initially makes a pre-flight OPTIONS request to Amazon. Some VPNs, Firewalls or Proxy servers may have security settings enabled, that block theese requests - This results in our fallback proxy being used. In order to experience faster uploads, OPTIONS requests may not be blocked.
Known software to cause issues
- Cisco AnyConnect VPN, with WebSecurity Module installed.
The options request sent by the browser before initiating upload, may look something like this:
OPTIONS http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/ipaper.partnerdata/ HTTP/1.1 Host: s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com Connection: keep-alive Access-Control-Request-Method: POST Origin: http://ipaper.admin.ipapercms.dk User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT 6.1; WOW64) AppleWebKit/537.36 (KHTML, like Gecko) Chrome/39.0.2171.71 Safari/537.36 Access-Control-Request-Headers: content-type Accept: */* Referer: http://ipaper.admin.ipapercms.dk/Sys/Modules/Media/ Accept-Encoding: gzip, deflate, sdch Accept-Language: da-DK,da;q=0.8,en-US;q=0.6,en;q=0.4 HTTP/1.1 200 OK x-amz-id-2: o8iLf+kwn8J8sQOMBk+EA6drRY4Zf7CcFzw2V3lDmgiXqwyUJjgOGizoZPzLEVQ8dnrg+2MhOjs= x-amz-request-id: 640A3666D29EB454 Date: Thu, 04 Dec 2014 12:31:42 GMT Access-Control-Allow-Origin: * Access-Control-Allow-Methods: GET, POST, PUT Access-Control-Allow-Headers: content-type Access-Control-Max-Age: 3000 Vary: Origin, Access-Control-Request-Headers, Access-Control-Request-Method Content-Length: 0 Server: AmazonS3