I’m doing the following:
The user, through my app, is uploading his digital certificate to the S3 using Fog + Paperclip.
Until here I have no doubt in my process.
My problem begins when I need to use this certificate into the Rails. I found two ways of doing:
Using the paperclip’s method #copy_to_local_file, saving it in a temporary file.
Directly using Fog connection.
I thought both methods confused and I suspect there is a simpler way, because it seems an ordinary operation.
My question is: Is there a way of Paperclip give me this certificate like a File class instance without saving in temporary file?) sem eu ter que salvar na máquina local?
I’d like something like this:
person = Person.first
file = person.certificate.to_file # It would be great if this method exists!!!
PS 1: the certificates are privates in S3. So, any suggestion using certificate.url is invalid, because the file wouldn’t be accessible.
Ps 2: I don’t know if my workflow is right.