How do I securely access my Amazon S3 static website?

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How do I securely access my Amazon S3 static website?

To use HTTPS for connections between CloudFront and Amazon S3, configure an S3 REST API endpoint for your origin.

  1. Use the Amazon S3 console to create a bucket and to enable static website hosting on the bucket.
  2. Create a CloudFront web distribution.
  3. It’s a best practice to use SSL (HTTPS) for your website.

How do I make my S3 static site HTTPS?

And so: below is my current playbook for how to host static sites with SSL on AWS.

  1. Step 1: Transfer Domain to AWS / Route53.
  2. Step 2: Create Custom Domain SSL Certificates.
  3. Step 3: Setup your S3 Bucket Content.
  4. Step 4: Create CloudFront Distributions.
  5. Step 5: Update Domain Zone Settings.
  6. Step 6: Party Time.

How secure is Amazon S3?

Amazon S3 is secure by default. Upon creation, only the resource owners have access to Amazon S3 resources they create. Amazon S3 supports user authentication to control access to data. If you need extra security you can use the Server-Side Encryption (SSE) option to encrypt data stored at rest.

How can I tell if a site is using AWS?

You can tell if the web server you are communicating with is hosted by Amazon EC2 by its IP address. You can’t tell if there are EC2 instances behind a proxy you’re talking to, though. You can tell if the domain name is resolved by an Amazon Route 53 DNS server.

Why is S3 not HTTPS?

Requiring HTTPS for communication between CloudFront and your Amazon S3 origin. If your Amazon S3 bucket is configured as a website endpoint, you can’t configure CloudFront to use HTTPS to communicate with your origin because Amazon S3 doesn’t support HTTPS connections in that configuration.

Has AWS ever been hacked?

As such they use AWS as their cloud provider to capture and process this data. In early 2018 a cyber security startup called RedLock discovered a hack in Tesla AWS cloud which allowed them to Tesla proprietary data around things like vehicle servicing, the telemetry from Tesla cars and mapping data.

How do you protect data at rest in S3?

Amazon actually offers two types of encryption to S3 users to protect data at rest. The simpler choice is Server Side Encryption (SSE), which allows Amazon to manage the encryption keys within its infrastructure.

Do lambdas have IP addresses?

Unfortunately Lambda does not have a fixed set of IP addresses which it uses. VPC support, which is in our roadmap, should allow you to control the public IP addresses in use by your function through the use of an EC2 NAT.

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