IMPORTANT: You need to setup Postman first, use this link to setup PDF.co for Postman.
Step 1 – Go to Collections Tab and click on PDF.co API v.1 folder
Step 2 – Look for and click on File Uploader folder
Step 3 – Click on Upload Files folder and click GET generate secure URL
Step 4 – Go to the Params Tab
Step 5 – You can send your request with cURL
curl --location --request GET 'https://api.pdf.co/v1/file/upload/get-presigned-url?name=test.pdf&encrypt=true' \
--header 'x-api-key: INSERT_YOUR_API_KEY_HERE'
Step 6 – Or you can send it with Postman. To do that, enter the name of file you want it to be stored with on the name key’s value. I will name my file as test.pdf and then set encrypt to true
Note: Make sure to use the correct file extension. If you are going to upload a CSV file, enter the .csv extension for your file.
Step 7 – Click on Send button
Step 8 – Scroll down and make sure that the Status is 200 OK.
Step 9 – Scroll down and copy the presignedURL link
Note: The presignedUrl is only valid for 30 minutes. If left unused within 30 minutes, a new presignedUrl has to be generated.
Step 10 – Go back to Upload Files subfolder and click Put Upload File
Step 11 – Paste the presignedUrl on the Put Tab’s address bar
Step 12 – You can send your request with cURL
curl --location --request PUT '
--header 'x-api-key: INSERT_YOUR_API_KEY_HERE' \
Step 13 – Or you can send it with Postman by going to the Body tab and select the Form-Data
Step 14 – Click the down facing arrow on file key and select File
Step 15 – Click on Select Files button under Value column and select the file you want to upload
Step 16 – Click on Send button
Step 17 – Scroll down and make sure that the Status is 200 OK.
Step 18 – Go back to the Get presignedUrl tab
Step 19– You can now use the url link that holds your uploaded file in the temporary storage.
Note: The url is only valid for 1 hour. The file will automatically be deleted once the 1 hour has expired. You can upload a file size of up to 2GB. It is recommended to set async key to true.