Go: How to send a File from AWS S3 via GIN-Router as binary stream to the browser?


How can I send a file, that I’ve got received from S3, to Gin as binary response?

Lets say, I have the following code to obtain an image from S3 bucket:

response, err := i.s3Client.GetObject(context.TODO(), &s3.GetObjectInput{
    Bucket: aws.String("test"),
    Key:    aws.String(filename),

How can I pipe this response into the response context of Gin-router?

I could do something like:

body, err := ioutil.ReadAll(response.Body)
if err != nil {
    ctx.JSON(http.StatusBadRequest, err)

But how to tell gin to serve this as output? What comes in my mind but won’t work is:

ctx.Header("Content-Type", *response.ContentType)
ctx.Header("Cache-control", "max-age="+strconv.Itoa(60*60*24*365))

Anything I can do here?


You’re almost done:

Instead of ctx.Write use this one:

ctx.DataFromReader(200, response.ContentLength, *response.ContentType, response.Body, nil)

Answered By – itinance

Answer Checked By – Mildred Charles (GoLangFix Admin)

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