Develop progress bar for AWS S3 file upload using Javascript

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1. Perquisite :

  • AWS account
  • S3 bucket
  • CORS enable for S3 bucket
  • IAM user with Secret key and access key
  • If you are using federation token then STS token

2. Configuring CORS

Before the browser script can access the Amazon S3 bucket, you must have to first set up its CORS configuration as follows.

S3 bucket -> Permission -> CORS Configuration

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<CORSConfiguration xmlns="">

3. HTML :

      <title> AWS S3 File Upload Progress Bar</title>    
      <link rel="stylesheet" href="styles.css">    
      <script src=""></script>    
      <script src="app.js"></script>  
      <input type="file" id="myFile" multiple size="50" onchange="uploadSampleFile()"><br><br>    
      <div id="myProgress" style="display:none;">      
          <div id="myBar"></div>    

4. CSS:

#myProgress {  width: 100%;  background-color: grey;} 
#myBar {  width: 1%;  height: 30px;  background-color: green;}</span>

5. JS :

var bucket = new AWS.S3({
   accessKeyId: "ACCESS_KEY",
   secretAccessKey: "SECRETE_KEY",
   sessionToken: "SESSION_TOKEN", // optional you can remove if you don't want pass
   region: 'us-east-1'

 uploadfile = function(fileName, file, folderName) {
   const params = {
     Bucket: "BUCKET_NAME",
     Key: folderName + fileName,
     Body: file,
     ContentType: file.type
   return this.bucket.upload(params, function(err, data) {

     if (err) {
       console.log('There was an error uploading your file: ', err);
       return false;
     console.log('Successfully uploaded file.', data);
     return true;

 uploadSampleFile = function() {
   var progressDiv = document.getElementById("myProgress");"block";
   var progressBar = document.getElementById("myBar");
   file = document.getElementById("myFile").files[0];
   folderName = "Document/";
   uniqueFileName = 'SampleFile'; 
   let fileUpload = {
     id: "",
     nameUpload: uniqueFileName,
     size: file.size,
     type: "",
     timeReference: 'Unknown',
     progressStatus: 0,
     status: 'Uploading..',
   uploadfile(uniqueFileName, file, folderName)
     .on('httpUploadProgress', function(progress) {
       let progressPercentage = Math.round(progress.loaded / * 100);
       console.log(progressPercentage); = progressPercentage + "%";
       if (progressPercentage < 100) {
         fileUpload.progressStatus = progressPercentage;

       } else if (progressPercentage == 100) {
         fileUpload.progressStatus = progressPercentage;

         fileUpload.status = "Uploaded";

Sample example can find here : Github Example

Note: This code can use in any Javascript or Typescript based framework like Angular or React etc.

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Comments (1)

Akash Joshi's photo

Found a typo "SECRETE_KEY". Can you also explain what fires the "httpUploadProgress" event?