Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Amazon CloudFront

Amazon CloudFront introduces Response Headers Policies

Introduction Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) that delivers static and dynamic web content using a global network of edge locations. Customers benefit from better performance, reliability, and increased security of their web applications by including CloudFront in their architecture. The ability to easily modify and manage response headers has been a common […]

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Serving compressed WebGL websites using Amazon CloudFront, Amazon S3 and AWS Lambda

In this post, you will learn how to deliver compressed WebGL websites to your end users. When requested webpage objects are compressed, the transfer size is reduced, leading to faster downloads, lower cloud storage fees, and lower data transfer fees. Improved load times also directly influence the viewer experience and retention, which will help you […]

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Enabling granular operational visibility for CloudFront with CloudWatch

Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) that delivers static and dynamic web content using a global network of edge locations. CloudFront integrates natively with Amazon CloudWatch to provide monitoring and observability capabilities. With the introduction of CloudFront real-time logs, it is now possible to create highly granular custom metrics in CloudWatch to view […]

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Complying with city-level embargos using Amazon CloudFront

Introduction You may run into occasions where, due to sanctions from governmental organizations like OFAC (Office of Foreign Assets Control), you need to implement granular city-level embargos for your websites. This blog will walk you through an approach to achieving this using Amazon CloudFront geolocation headers and Amazon CloudFront Functions. Note that geographical restrictions at […]

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Join us for AWS Content Delivery Network Edge Week!

Upcoming Virtual Event Your customers expect low-latency, highly-available connectivity to your web applications all over the world, while your organization demands security, performance, and support at a reasonable cost. AWS CDN Edge Week is an online event series designed to help you navigate these business needs when building solutions in the evolving CDN edge. Join […]

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New APIs and functionality for managing Amazon CloudFront CNAMEs

Today, Amazon CloudFront announced the release of two new APIs, ListConflictingAliases and AssociateAlias. These APIs are useful when you need to locate or move Alternate Domain Names (CNAMEs) when you encounter the CNAMEAlreadyExists error code. In addition, more use cases have been enabled when you are working with wildcard CNAMEs across accounts. Before diving into […]

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CloudFront Functions – A New Security Paradigm for CDN Edge Computing

CloudFront Functions is a new serverless scripting capability that allows you to run JavaScript code at more than 225 Amazon CloudFront edge locations to perform lightweight HTTP transformations and customize content delivery. This blog details our security journey and the controls we put in place to make CloudFront Functions raise the security bar when it comes to edge computing capabilities.

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Solving DNS zone apex challenges with third-party DNS providers using AWS

Many customers ask us how they can point their zone apex to their web content if it uses a DNS name rather than an IP address. This blog covers three design patterns and approaches that solve zone apex challenges with third-party DNS providers for applications hosted in AWS—and the pros and cons of each approach.

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Reminder: Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront service certificates migrating to Amazon Trust Services starting March 23, 2021

This is a reminder that Amazon S3 and Amazon CloudFront are migrating their default TLS certificates from DigiCert to Amazon Trust Services, beginning on March 23, 2021. In 2018, AWS announced a broad migration of AWS services’ TLS certificates to our own Certificate Authority, Amazon Trust Services (ATS). Your action may be required to ensure your applications continue normal operation after this […]

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