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Improved CloudFront Support in the AWS Management Console

by Jeff Barr | on | in Amazon CloudFront | | Comments

We have updated the AWS Management Console with support for three important CloudFront features:

  • The ability to set a custom origin for a CloudFront distribution (docs).
  • The option to make a distribution accessible solely via HTTPS (docs).
  • The ability to set a default root object (docs).

With this update, functionality that was previously available only through the CloudFront APIs is now accessible through the AWS Management Console. Here are some screen shots of the new features.

Setting a custom origin:

Setting up HTTPS-only access:

Setting the default root object:

We made these additions based on feedback from existing users of Amazon CloudFront. If you have suggestions of your own, please feel free to leave a note in the CloudFront Developer Forum.

— Jeff;