Publish functions - Amazon CloudFront

Publish functions

When you publish your function, this copies the function from the DEVELOPMENT stage to the LIVE stage.

If cache behaviors aren't associated with the function, publishing it enables you to associate it with a cache behavior. You can only associate cache behaviors with functions that are in the LIVE stage.

  • Before you publish, we recommend that you test the function.

  • After you publish the function, all cache behaviors that are associated with that function automatically start using the newly published copy, as soon as the distributions finish deploying.

You can publish a function in the CloudFront console or with the AWS CLI.

To publish a function
  1. Sign in to the CloudFront console at and choose the Functions page.

  2. Choose the function to update.

  3. Choose the Publish tab and then choose Publish. If your function is already attached to one or more cache behaviors, choose Publish and update.

  4. (Optional) To see the distributions that are associated with the function, choose Associated CloudFront distributions to expand that section.

When successful, a banner appears at the top of the page that says Function name published successfully. You can also choose the Build tab and then choose Live to see the live version of the function code.

To publish a function
  1. Open a command line window.

  2. Run the following aws cloudfront publish-function command. In the example, line breaks are provided to make the example more readable.

    aws cloudfront publish-function \ --name MaxAge \ --if-match ETVXYZEXAMPLE

    When the command is successful, you see output like the following.

    FunctionSummary: FunctionConfig: Comment: Max Age 2 years Runtime: cloudfront-js-2.0 FunctionMetadata: CreatedTime: '2021-04-18T21:24:21.314000+00:00' FunctionARN: arn:aws:cloudfront::111122223333:function/ExampleFunction LastModifiedTime: '2023-12-19T23:41:15.389000+00:00' Stage: LIVE Name: MaxAge Status: UNASSOCIATED