Amazon CloudFront makes it simple to deliver both static and dynamic content to your audience. This service specializes in providing users with fast and low-latency access to your videos, websites, music, and so on.
One feature of CloudFront is that when it requires content not stored at an edge location, it can access it from a different point of origin that you specify through mappings within the distribution. To improve CloudFront’s security, AWS has added three new features:
- TLS v1.1 and 1.2 support – added to the list of protocols you can configure between the edge and an origin. CloudFront may now use SSLv3, and TLS v.1.0 to 1.2.
- Https-only connection – you can configure CloudFront to use only HTTPS, regardless of what was used to connect to the edge.
- Control of edge-to request headers – you can now either add your own headers or override existing requested header for each request made to the origin. This helps with security as you customize your origin to accept requests with your specific header, and the header can verify that it did indeed come from CloudFront.
You may use these free features right now. For more information, please read the CloudFront Developer Guide.
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