1. David Larlet
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Issue #147 resolved

SFTPStorage.url returns a sftp:// URL

Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden
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From django.core.files.storage.Storage:

def url(self, name):
    Returns an absolute URL where the file's contents can be accessed
    directly by a Web browser.
    raise NotImplementedError()

However, the SFTPStorage implementation returns sftp://host/path which isn't directly accessible by any client. At least not in my use case.

In my use case I have a separate webserver and I want to use SFTP to upload files there. So in essence replace MEDIA_ROOT with SFTP_STORAGE_ROOT, but MEDIA_URL should still work.

Comments (6)

  1. Dan Abel

    you can easily fix this by copying the url() from ftp.py to sftpstorage.py and setting self._base_url as settings.MEDIA_URL in init()

    import urlparse
    class SFTPStorage(Storage):
        def __init__(self):
            self._base_url = settings.MEDIA_URL
        def url(self, name):
            if self._base_url is None:
                raise ValueError("This file is not accessible via a URL.")
            return urlparse.urljoin(self._base_url, name).replace('\\', '/')
  2. Ewoud Kohl van Wijngaarden reporter

    Sorry for the very late response, but I only now got around to updating this part in our code base. I can confirm I no longer need a custom storage to override url, but SFTPStorageFile has no attribute name so I still apply the following workaround:

    if hasattr(file, 'name'):
        filename = file.name
    else:  # For SFTPStorageFile
        filename = file._name
    url = file_storage.url(filename)
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