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View CloudFront Distributions


To view individual CloudFront Distributions or all existing CloudFront Distributions

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CloudFront is an additional service offering of Amazon's that you must sign-up in order to use.


View all CloudFront Distributions

  • Navigate to Clouds -> AWS Global -> CF Distributions
    • All CloudFront Distributions are displayed
    • Use the Filter by to help locate a specific distribution if there are many




View a CloudFront Distribution

  • Select a distribution to view more specific details.  (That is, select a Nickname link from your CloudFront Distributions (above) to see the detailed distribution information shown and described below.)


This page displays the following CloudFront information:

  • ID - Unique ID that is autogenerated by AWS during the creation process.
  • Type - The type of CF distribution (basic or streaming)
  • Origin type - The type of storage that will be used as the origin server, which stores master copies of the assets that will be served by CloudFront. (e.g. S3 or custom)
  • Domain - The CloudFront domain name you need to use when linking to your objects. (e.g. You will use the domain name to construct a link to an object. (e.g. http://<domain>/image.jpg or>/image.jpg)</domain>
  • DNS name - The DNS name of the origin server. (e.g. For S3, it would be '')
  • S3 Bucket - Name of the S3 bucket that will serve as the "origin server" for your distribution. It will contain the master copies of your objects. (e.g. mybucket)
  • Origin Access Identity - The virtual identity that will be used to give your CF distribution permission to fetch a private object from your origin server (S3 bucket). Use the OAI to configure the distribution so that end users can only access objects in an Amazon S3 bucket (origin server) through a CloudFront distribution.
  • CNAME(s) - List of CNAME(s) that will be used for served objects. (e.g.
  • Default root object - The default root object that will be served when a client request points to your distribution's root url instead of a specific object in your CF distribution. (Ex: index.html)
  • Trusted Signer(s): Comma-separated list of AWS accounts that have permission to create signed URLs for a given distribution's content. To add your own AWS account, add 'self' to the list. (You cannot create signed URLs in the Dashboard. However, once you create them in the AWS Console, they will be displayed here.)
  • Active Trusted Signer(s): Only trusted signers with valid keys can create signed URLs. (You cannot create a key pair in the Dashboard. However, once you create them in the AWS Console, they will be displayed here.)
  • Logging - Is logging enabled for this CF distribution? (Enabled or Disabled)
  • Status - Current status of the distribution. Deployed (ready to use) or InProgress (created or updated, but not quite ready for use)
  • Enabled - Enabled (distribution is working and accessible) or Disabled (access to this distribution is no longer available)
  • HTTPS only - If enabled, only HTTPS requests are permitted. If not disabled, both HTTP and HTTPS requests are permitted.
  • Locked - Lock a distribution to prevent any changes from being made to the distribution's configuration. Objects can still be added to the origin server.
  • Last modified - Date and timestamp when the distribution was last modified.
  • Comment - Optional information about the CF distribution. Maximum length of 128 characters. It can be edited at any time.

Action Buttons

  • Edit - Edit a CF distribution's configuration
  • Delete - Delete a CF distribution
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