Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Lambda@Edge

Reduce latency for end-users with multi-region APIs with CloudFront

As organizations grow, they must often serve geographically dispersed users with low latency, prompting them to have a distributed global infrastructure in the cloud. In this article, we describe how to deploy global API endpoints to reduce latency for end-users while increasing an application’s availability. By using the AWS Global Network and Amazon CloudFront to deploy applications into multiple […]

Introducing multi-function packager, allowing more than one function per event trigger on Amazon CloudFront

In this post, you’ll learn about the ‘multi-function packager’ framework that handles the assembly and execution of discrete Edge functions. Amazon CloudFront is a content delivery network (CDN) service that improves the performance, availability, and security of your application, allowing you to serve a consistent experience to your viewers globally. Lambda@Edge and CloudFront Functions are the […]

External Server Authorization with Lambda@Edge

Introduction In this blog post, we will explain how you can use Lambda@Edge to authorize requests to Amazon CloudFront by forwarding authorization data to external authorization servers. We will outline the sequence of requests in such a workflow, the steps for implementation with Node.js sample code, and a CloudFormation template for a simple external test […]

How to optimize content for search engines with AWS WAF Bot Control and Amazon CloudFront

Search engine crawlers – a special bot type used to index your site – are very important visitors. They make sure that your content is searchable by end users. If a crawler can’t easily read your content, then any updates you make might not be immediately reflected in the search results. Depending on the algorithms […]

Using Amazon CloudFront and Amazon S3 to build multi-Region active-active geo proximity applications

In today’s digital-first business environment with a globally distributed customer base, it becomes important to adopt an architecture that helps customers deliver digital assets to end-users with the lowest possible latency based on the geo-proximity of assets to the end user. Companies with digital assets stored in Amazon Simple Storage Service (Amazon S3) commonly configure the traffic to be […]

Signed cookie-based authentication with Amazon CloudFront and AWS Lambda@Edge: Part 2 – Authorization

In this two-part blog series, you will learn how to use email addresses and domain names for user authentication. With this method, you restrict credentials-free user access to a static website. In this second part of the blog series, you will learn how to implement the authorization mechanism. In the previous blog post, you learnt […]

Signed cookie-based authentication with Amazon CloudFront and AWS Lambda@Edge: Part 1 -Authentication

In this two-part blog series, you will learn how to use email addresses and domain names for user authentication. With this method, you restrict credentials-free user access to a static website. In this first blog, you will learn how to implement the authentication mechanism. In the second blog post, you will learn how to implement […]

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.

CloudFront Migration Series (Part 3): OLX Europe, The DevOps Way

Business and scale at OLX Group At OLX Group, we operate the fastest-growing network of trading platforms globally. Serving 300 million people every month in 30+ countries around the world, OLX Group helps buy and sell cars, find housing, get jobs, buy and sell household goods, and much more. With more than 20 well-loved local […]

On-the-fly video conversion with Amazon CloudFront, Lambda@Edge, and AWS Elemental MediaConvert

Introduction: Whether your media library includes long form featured movies or short form “how-to” clips, the popularity of each video asset is typically set by your viewers preference. In order to deliver your online video content, AWS offers multiple solutions that you can use to automate your media supply chain, and streamline your content distribution. […]