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If you want to protect your galleries, you can

Private galleries on AWS

AWS S3 itself does not support authentication. However, you can build a fully self-hosted private gallery using S3 + CloudFront + Cognito + Lambda.

The main benefits of this setup are:

A full walk-through is available at This should only take about 1 hour to setup, given you have some AWS knowledge and are comfortable with the command-line.