Amazon CloudFront
Developer Guide (API Version 2016-09-29)

Creating an RTMP Distribution Using the CloudFront Console

The following procedure explains how to create an RTMP distribution using the CloudFront console. If you want to create an RTMP distribution using the CloudFront API, go to CreateStreamingDistribution in the Amazon CloudFront API Reference.

For the current limit on the number of RTMP distributions that you can create for each AWS account, see Amazon CloudFront Limits in the Amazon Web Services General Reference. To request a higher limit, go to

To create an RTMP distribution using the CloudFront console

  1. Sign in to the AWS Management Console and open the CloudFront console at

  2. Click Create Distribution.

  3. On the first page of the Create Distribution Wizard, in the RTMP section, choose Get Started.

  4. Specify settings for the distribution. For more information, see Values that You Specify When You Create or Update an RTMP Distribution.

  5. Click Create Distribution.

  6. After CloudFront creates your distribution, the value of the Status column for your distribution will change from InProgress to Deployed. If you chose to enable the distribution, it will then be ready to process requests. This should take less than 15 minutes.

    The domain name that CloudFront assigns to your distribution appears in the list of distributions. The domain name also appears on the General tab for a selected distribution.