Task list for serving private content - Amazon CloudFront

Task list for serving private content

To configure CloudFront to serve private content, do the following tasks:

  1. (Optional but recommended) Require your users to access your content only through CloudFront. The method that you use depends on whether you're using Amazon S3 or custom origins:

    Custom origins include Amazon EC2, Amazon S3 buckets configured as website endpoints, Elastic Load Balancing, and your own HTTP web servers.

  2. Specify the trusted key groups or trusted signers that you want to use to create signed URLs or signed cookies. We recommend that you use trusted key groups. For more information, see Specifying the signers that can create signed URLs and signed cookies.

  3. Write your application to respond to requests from authorized users either with signed URLs or with Set-Cookie headers that set signed cookies. Follow the steps in one of the following topics:

    If you're not sure which method to use, see Choosing between signed URLs and signed cookies.