Using Xano to Store and Retrieve Confidential Files

In this meeting, the State Changers discuss a solution for storing and retrieving confidential files for clients. They consider using a third-party service but find that it may not align with their clients' preferences. Instead, they propose a solution using Xano to store the files in their own database.

The State Changers create an API endpoint for uploading the files, using a file input and a file resource. They then extract the data from the file and save it as text in a database table. They mention that the file size is small, typically ranging from 1 to 8 megabytes. To retrieve the files, they create another endpoint and decode the stored file data. They set the appropriate content type header for the response, depending on the file type (e.g., application/octet-stream for generic files). They mention that the authentication process ensures that only authorized users can download the files. The State Changers also discuss the possibility of allowing users to share the files by generating a URL with an embedded key. This key would be used for authentication and could have a specified timeout. Overall, the meeting focuses on the technical details of implementing a file storage and retrieval system using Xano. The State Changers explore different functionalities, discuss security considerations, and provide code examples.

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