Last updated: Nov-09-2022
When using the Cloudinary SDKs for any upload or admin method that requires a signature, the signature is automatically generated and added to the request. If, however, you are making direct calls to the REST API, you need to generate a signature yourself. You can do this using a Cloudinary backend SDK signature generation method. Watch this tutorial to learn how.
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This tutorial presents the following topics. Click a timestamp to jump to that part of the video.
Import dependencies for using the Cloudinary Node.js SDK
|0:09||Get the dependencies to use the Cloudinary Node.js SDK and configure the environment:|
Calculate a timestamp
|0:14||A timestamp is needed to generate the signature, as signatures are valid for one hour. Calculate a timestamp for the current time in seconds:|
Call the sign request method
Build a cURL command
|0:40||Having generated a timestamp and signature for the API call, build a cURL command to call the upload API directly.|
Run the code to output the cURL command
|0:47||Running the code produces a cURL command that can then be used to perform the signed upload by directly calling the upload API.|
Enter the cURL command to perform the signed upload
|1:05||Run the cURL command from the terminal. The returned API response shows a successful signed upload. In reality, the signature generation code would be in a function on your server, into which you would pass the parameters to sign. The function would return the signature and timestamp back to your client where they would be used in a POST request to Cloudinary.|
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