Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Amazon CloudFront

Continually Enhancing Domain Security on Amazon CloudFront

Last year, a colleague of mine wrote a blog post about new security measures that Amazon CloudFront was implementing to enhance the security of how domains are used on CloudFront distributions. This included mitigations to prevent the abusive use of domain fronting practices by not allowing SSL handshake requests and subsequent requests over the secured […]

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Deliver Your App’s Dynamic Content Using Amazon CloudFront – Getting Started Template

Many websites and web applications serve a combination of static content—HTML, CSS, JPG, or other files that all end viewers can see—and dynamic content, which is personalized for each end viewer. Fortunately, Amazon CloudFront can serve both types of content, to reduce latency, protect your architecture, and optimize costs. In this post, we demonstrate how […]

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TrueCar’s Dynamic Routing with AWS Lambda@Edge

Introduction TrueCar is a digital automotive marketplace that provides comprehensive pricing transparency about what other people paid for their cars and enables consumers to engage with TrueCar Certified Dealers who are committed to providing a superior purchase experience. TrueCar operates its own branded site and a nationwide network of more than 15,000 Certified Dealers. TrueCar […]

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Aggregating Lambda@Edge Logs

Just as with AWS Lambda, Lambda@Edge supports logging to CloudWatch, which can help you to troubleshoot your Lambda function code or to log custom data that is not available in CloudFront access logs.  Lambda@Edge functions are replicated around the world so CloudFront can invoke them closer to your end viewers, and CloudWatch log files for […]

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Managing Lambda@Edge and CloudFront deployments by using a CI/CD pipeline

As promised in my previous post of this series about Lambda@Edge, in this new blog post I’m sharing some best practices for managing a Lambda@Edge application. So how do you roll out code or configuration changes to a Lambda@Edge function and Amazon CloudFront distribution in a safe and controlled way? Over time, as your application evolves, you’ll […]

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Ten years of securing, accelerating, and scaling apps around the world – Amazon CloudFront marks its 10th anniversary.

First of all, thank you to each and every one of you who use the Amazon CloudFront service every day. CloudFront’s growth and evolution over the past decade would not have been possible without your feedback—input that has shaped the service since day one. We are excited to have just celebrated our 10-year anniversary of […]

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Amazon CloudFront Announces New Edge Locations in the United Arab Emirates

Amazon CloudFront is excited to formally announce the launch of two new Edge locations in the United Arab Emirates: Dubai and Fujairah. The launch of these two Edge locations helps extend the benefits of AWS services closer to your end viewers. CloudFront’s integration with other AWS services like Amazon S3, EC2, AWS Shield, AWS WAF, […]

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Leveraging Lambda@Edge for AdTech: Cookie Syncing at the Edge

In online advertising, cookies play a key role in identifying and profiling users. They allow advertisers to display targeted and personalized ads to users as they browse the internet, from a desktop browser or mobile browser. Advertisers can achieve this personalization by assigning a cookie to users when their ads are displayed on websites or […]

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Building a Serverless Subscription Service using Lambda@Edge

Personalizing content helps to drive subscriptions, improve revenue, and increase retention rates by providing a more engaging and responsive customer experience. In this blog post, we’ll show you how to build a serverless subscription service for your website that personalizes and monetizes content by using Amazon CloudFront and AWS Lambda@Edge. Customers have typically used content delivery networks […]

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Simple Serverless Video On Demand (VOD) Workflow

This post discusses the basics of setting up a simple serverless video on demand (VOD) workflow so you can experiment with streaming video with minimal configurations required. (If you have a more advanced VOD use case, check out this post and CloudFormation template from AWS Answers.) To setup a serveless video transcoding workflow, you first […]

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