Is there some utility that'll let me share current notebook to Wolfram Cloud and get public URL?

My current workflow for sharing is to make a temporary copy of notebook locally, then save it to cloud, then open it in browser and copy public link from sharing settings. I need to make a temporary copy because I noticed the public link becomes invalid if I edit the notebook and save it again in Mathematica.

  • $\begingroup$ I suppose I can solve public URL invalidation if I save notebook to cloud, and then never edit it again $\endgroup$ – Yaroslav Bulatov Apr 7 '17 at 18:44
  • $\begingroup$ I don't have much experience with the cloud functions, but from my reading of the documentation it should work to use CloudDeploy on a notebook object (that you can retrieve with Notebooks[]). It will return a URL. Since it is a deployed object, it shouldn't have any kind of connection with the local notebook AFAIK. $\endgroup$ – C. E. Apr 7 '17 at 20:50
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    $\begingroup$ Thanks, I was able to do something like what I wanted using CloudDeploy[Notebooks[][[3]], Permissions -> "Public"] $\endgroup$ – Yaroslav Bulatov Apr 8 '17 at 0:08

PS, after some trial an error I ended up with function below which I'm mostly happy with. Usage is -- execute deploy, it'll print timestamp and link which is public, also copied into clipboard for convenience. This deployment is a snapshot, so calling deploy multiple times will deploy new copies of the object.

Some lessons learned:

  • Exporting object, then editing it in cloud invalidates the public URL link (the link will start prompting user to sign in), hence must export snapshots and never edit them.
  • Using notebook filename as name for cloud object will overwrite previous results, so generate unique names by appending timestamp to filename.


(* Deploys current notebook, returns URL object *)
(* TODO: add support for notebooks with no name (current gets StringSplit failed) *)
(* print out machine name + path + date *)
notebookFn=FileNameSplit[NotebookFileName[]][[-1]]; (* just get basename *)
uniqueFn=StringJoin[notebookFn,"_", timeString, ".nb"];
(* todo, also update master copy in cloud and link to it using SourceLink? *)
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  • $\begingroup$ You can also deploy using your username. e.g. CloudDeploy[xxx, "user:b3m2a1/path/to/file"]. That will then give you the public URL. $\endgroup$ – b3m2a1 Dec 4 '17 at 0:15

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