Networking & Content Delivery

Category: Lambda@Edge

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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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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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 […]

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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. […]

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Customize 403 error pages from Amazon CloudFront Origin with Lambda@Edge

AWS Web Application Firewall (AWS WAF) is commonly used to protect HTTP and HTTPS requests forwarded to Amazon CloudFront. When you are using this approach, default 403 error pages do not distinguish whether the error came from AWS WAF or the CloudFront Origin. As an AWS WAF and Amazon CloudFront user, you may want to […]

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Audible Plus

CloudFront Migration Series (Part 2): Audible Plus, The Turning Point

Introduction In 2020, users have come to expect a flawless streaming media experience, whether it’s video, music, or audiobooks. Playback must start quickly and be resilient to changes in network availability and bandwidth. To deliver all of this content, you must have a performant, highly available and reliable Content Delivery Network (CDN) to reach customers […]

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Securing CloudFront distributions

Securing CloudFront Distributions using OpenID Connect and AWS Secrets Manager

Amazon CloudFront is a CDN that is used to securely deliver content, applications, and APIs to globally dispersed customers with low-latency and high transfer speeds. Amazon CloudFront is ideal for serving-up websites, caching content, and delivering static files to users across the globe. This blog post will allow organizations who host private web apps on Amazon […]

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Securing and Accessing Secrets from Lambda@Edge using AWS Secrets Manager

Lambda@Edge is a feature of Amazon CloudFront that lets you run code closer to users of your application, across on the globe, improving performance and reducing latency. This feature is useful for enriching HTTP requests with filters, security headers, and dynamically routing a request to a specific origin. When working with Lambda@Edge, there are situations […]

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