Amazon CloudFront now supports private content

Posted on: Nov 11, 2009

We’re excited to announce that we’ve added support for private content to Amazon CloudFront, the cost-effective, low-latency content delivery service from Amazon Web Services (AWS). Now you can have detailed control over who is able to download your files from Amazon CloudFront. This optional feature lets you use Amazon CloudFront to deliver important digital assets that you prefer not to make publicly available. For instance, if your website sells digital goods, you might use Amazon CloudFront’s private content feature to help ensure your merchandise is only downloaded by paying customers. Or, if your company delivers training materials to employees, you might use this feature to help ensure that proprietary information isn’t accessed outside of your organization.

There are no additional charges for using private content with Amazon CloudFront above that service’s normal rates. You can learn more about the private content feature and the service on the Amazon CloudFront detail page.