Amazon CloudFront

Least Privileged User

Navigate to the AWS console and create an IAM user with programmatic access. The user will need the following permissions. You can create a policy specifically for these permissions and apply the permissions to the user.

For more information, see: High Level AWS Source Configuration

  "Version": "2012-10-17",
  "Statement": [
      "Sid": "VisualEditor0",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Action": [
      "Resource": "*"

Connection Parameters





Access Key ID


Secret Access Key


Additional Threads

The number of additional threads allowed to be utilized during collection.

Request Timeout (seconds)

The number of seconds to allow for the API to return a response.

Collect CloudWatch Metrics

CloudWatch Historic Mode

If enabled, retrieves a history of data points from CloudWatch. Otherwise, collects only the most recent data point for each metric.





4xx Error Rate (%)

The percentage of all requests for which the HTTP status code is 4xx

5xx Error Rate (%)

The percentage of all requests for which the HTTP status code is 5xx


The comma seperated list of CNAMEs (alternate domain names) for the distribution.


The Amazon Resource Name for the distribution.


The comment originally specified when the distribution was created.

Data Downloaded (Bytes)

The number of bytes downloaded by viewers for GET, HEAD, and OPTIONS requests.

Data Uploaded (Bytes)

The number of bytes uploaded to your origin with CloudFront using POST and PUT requests.

Delivery Method

Distributions with Web delivery methods are normal. Those with RTMP delivery methods are streaming.

Distribution Id

The Distribution Identifier.

Domain Name

The domain name that corresponds to the distribution.


Whether the distribution is enabled to accept user requests for content.

Geo Restriction

The list of locations CloudFront either to distribute your content (whitelist) or not distribute your content (blacklist).

Geo Restriction Type

The type of Geo-location Restriction list (white or black).

HTTP Version

Specify the maximum HTTP version that you want viewers to use to communicate with CloudFront.

IPv6 Enabled

Whether CloudFront responds to IPv6 DNS requests with an IPv6 address for the distribution.

Price Class

The class of pricing that is applied to the distribution.


The AWS Region this object belongs to.


The number of requests for all HTTP methods and for both HTTP and HTTPS requests.


The current status of the distribution.

Total Error Rate (%)

The percentage of all requests for which the HTTP status code is 4xx or 5xx.

Viewer Certificate

Specifies which certificate to use when viewers use HTTPS to request objects.


The Web ACL Id associated with the distribution.