AWS S3 has been a reliable service over the years and for a long time it was the only option. However, in the past few years, there has been more cloud storage options that have popped up with compatible S3 APIs. These services can sometimes offer better pricing and speeds.
With custom controllers and Global ID, we can lock down Active Storage files to provide a link which expires after a duration of time. At the beginning of the video, I tour the new Rails 7 template and configuration that will be used for episodes going forward.