Learn how to configure IPFS3up for use with Filebase.

What is IPFS3up?

IPFS3up is an app that enables you to easily upload files and folders to Filebase with a simple drag-and-drop client interface. IPFS3up features the upload’s progress, file and size indicators, will automatically retry uploads upon failure, and allows for easy copy and paste of a file’s CID once uploaded. IPFS3up is available for macOS, Linux, and Windows operating systems.

Read below to learn how to use IPFS3up with Filebase.


1. Start by cloning the GitHub repository for the IPFS3up tool:

git clone https://github.com/filebase/ipfs3up

2. Navigate inside the newly downloaded directory:

cd ipfs3up

3. Install the dependencies for the app with the command:

npm install

4. Start the app with the command:

npm start

5. The IPFS3up application will open and look like this:

6. From here, you can either drag and drop files into the application or click on the window and choose files from your computer’s file explorer.

7. Then, enter your Filebase Access Key, Secret Key, and your Filebase bucket name. Then select ‘Continue’.

8. The status of your file upload will be displayed:

9. Once finished, you’ll get the folder’s CID, which contains the files you dragged into the client to be uploaded.

10. Your files will be shown in the Filebase web console dashboard as an IPFS folder:

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