AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide
AWS GovCloud (US) User Guide

Step 3: Create a CloudFront Custom Origin Web Distribution

Because AWS GovCloud (US) is not currently integrated into the CloudFront service, you must create a CloudFront distribution using your standard AWS account.

  1. Sign in to the CloudFront console with your standard AWS account, and choose Create Distribution.

  2. Select the Web distribution delivery method, and then choose Continue.

  3. In Origin Domain Name, type the AWS GovCloud (US) load balancer DNS name to create a custom origin.

  4. In Alternate Domain Names (CNAMEs), add the zone apex name.

  5. Choose Create Distribution.

  6. After the status for the new distribution changes to Deployed, make a note of the domain name. You will use this domain name when you set up Route 53 in the next step.

For information about how CloudFront processes and forwards requests to a customer origin server, such as an AWS GovCloud (US) load balancer, see the CloudFront documentation.