Release: Amazon CloudFront on 2012-05-13

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This release of Amazon CloudFront introduces multiple origins, an updated console, an updated API, path patterns, and the option to forward query strings to origin servers.

Details

Release Date: May 13, 2012 3:10 PM GMT
Latest Version: 2012-05-05
Created On: May 14, 2012 2:21 AM GMT
Last Updated: May 14, 2012 2:32 AM GMT

New Features

Feature Description
New API version The CloudFront API version has been updated. The new version is 2012-05-05.
Forward query strings to the origin The CloudFront console and API now give you the option to forward query strings to the origin so the origin can serve different versions of an object based on the query string. For more information, go to How CloudFront Processes and Logs Query String Parameters in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.
Multiple origins The CloudFront console and API now allow you to configure a CloudFront download distribution to route requests to any combination of up to 10 Amazon S3 buckets and web servers. For more information, go to Working with Download Distributions in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.
Path patterns By specifying a path pattern that identifies directories and files on your origins (for example, images/*.jpg), you can control a variety of CloudFront behavior, including:
  • Which origin requests are routed to.
  • Whether to forward query strings to your origin.
  • Whether accessing the specified files requires signed URLs.
  • Whether to require end users to use HTTPS to access those files.
  • The minimum amount of time that those files stay in the CloudFront cache regardless of the value of any Cache-Control headers that your origin adds to the files.
For more information, go to Working with Download Distributions in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.
Updated CloudFront API The CloudFront API includes new options for multiple origins and for query string parameters. In addition, the API includes a Quantity element to help prevent accidental deletion of elements like CNAME that can contain multiple values. For more information, go to DistributionConfig Complex Type in the Amazon CloudFront API Reference.
Updated CloudFront console The CloudFront API includes an updated Create Distribution Wizard and new options for multiple origins and for query string parameters. For more information, go to the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.
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