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Using CloudFront as a Lightweight Proxy

Weary traveler staring out onto the edge of space (Golden Axe loot goblin done by bubu

In the last post, I explored using CloudFront Functions as a blazing fast API that ran on the edge. Since then, I've learned a lot more about CloudFront, SigV4 and Origin Access Control (OAC). This led me to some discoveries on how to use CloudFront as a lightweight proxy for S3 and Lambda. In this "loot drop", I'll detail how to use CloudFront to read and write directly to S3, create a url bookmark service and send PUT and POST requests to an IAM protected Lambda Function Url.