Connect CloudFront to S3

Tips to create CloudFront distribution for S3 bucket

S3 bucket

  • Must have public Access
  • ACL (list, read) for public
  • Bucket policy with "allow" access (example below)

Eg: bucket policy

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Id": "Policy1593349925842",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "Stmt1593349907809",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Principal": "*",
            "Action": "s3:*",
            "Resource": [

Fields to fill during Cloudfront Distribution Creation

  1. Origin domain: Choose your S3 bucket
  2. Viewer protocol policy: Choose any
  3. Alternate domain name (CNAME): Domain to connect to
  4. Custom SSL certificate: SSL certificate for domain from step 3
  5. Default root object: Starting file (eg: for Vuejs its index.html)