AWS CloudFront Origin Access Identity

This page shows how to write Terraform and CloudFormation for CloudFront Origin Access Identity and write them securely.

aws_cloudfront_origin_access_identity (Terraform)

The Origin Access Identity in CloudFront can be configured in Terraform with the resource name aws_cloudfront_origin_access_identity. The following sections describe 1 example of how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub
resource "aws_cloudfront_origin_access_identity" "farese" {}

resource "aws_cloudfront_distribution" "farese" {
  origin {
    domain_name = aws_s3_bucket.farese.website_endpoint
    origin_id   = ""

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Explanation in Terraform Registry

Creates an Amazon CloudFront origin access identity. For information about CloudFront distributions, see the [Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide][1]. For more information on generating origin access identities, see [Using an Origin Access Identity to Restrict Access to Your Amazon S3 Content][2].

Tips: Best Practices for The Other AWS CloudFront Resources

In addition to the aws_cloudfront_distribution, AWS CloudFront has the other resources that should be configured for security reasons. Please check some examples of those resources and precautions.



Ensure to enable access logging of CloudFront distribution

To avoid attacks, it is better to configure access logging of a CloudFront distribution. The logs are important for the early-stage detection of attacks and incident responses. It is better to enable the feature while being careful of handling cookies.

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In addition to the above, there are other security points you should be aware of making sure that your .tf files are protected in Shisho Cloud.

AWS::CloudFront::CloudFrontOriginAccessIdentity (CloudFormation)

The CloudFrontOriginAccessIdentity in CloudFront can be configured in CloudFormation with the resource name AWS::CloudFront::CloudFrontOriginAccessIdentity. The following sections describe how to use the resource and its parameters.

Example Usage from GitHub

An example could not be found in GitHub.


Explanation in CloudFormation Registry

The request to create a new origin access identity (OAI). An origin access identity is a special CloudFront user that you can associate with Amazon S3 origins, so that you can secure all or just some of your Amazon S3 content. For more information, see Restricting Access to Amazon S3 Content by Using an Origin Access Identity in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.

Frequently asked questions

What is AWS CloudFront Origin Access Identity?

AWS CloudFront Origin Access Identity is a resource for CloudFront of Amazon Web Service. Settings can be wrote in Terraform and CloudFormation.

Where can I find the example code for the AWS CloudFront Origin Access Identity?

For Terraform, the prbc/farese source code example is useful. See the Terraform Example section for further details.