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CloudFront - How to Create a new Invalidation Batch (POST Invalidation)?

1. Create CloudFront Invalidation using REST API


POST /2012-07-01/distribution/ distribution ID /invalidation HTTP/1.0
Host: cloudfront.amazonaws.com
Authorization: AWS authentication string
Content-Type: text/xml
Other required headers

<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<InvalidationBatch xmlns="http://cloudfront.amazonaws.com/doc/2012-07-01/">
<Paths>
<Quantity> number of objects to invalidate </Quantity>
<Items>
<Path>/ path to object to invalidate </Path>
</Items>
</Paths>
<CallerReference> unique identifier for this invalidation batch </CallerReference>
</InvalidationBatch>
 

2. Create CloudFront Invalidation using Bucket Explorer

Follow the steps below to create CloudFront Invalidation for any created CloudFront Distribution:

Option A

  1. Run Bucket Explorer.
  2. Choose " Distribution " icon in Bucket table toolbar or right click on any bucket and select "Manage Distribution" option.
  3. It will display a "Distribution" panel with the list of already created distributions.
  4. Right click on any selected domain from the list and choose " Get CloudFront Invalidation List " in the popup menu option.
  5. This will show you List CloudFront Invalidation Panel with list of created Invalidation.
  6. Click on Create button to create new Invalidation for the selected domain name.
  1. This will show you CloudFront Invalidation Panel with the selected domain name.
  2. Now you can add a file path for invalidation by entering file path in the text box and add button or you can also add file path with search option.
  3. Click on Invalidate button to create CloudFront Invalidation.
  4. You will get a successfully done message.

Option B

  1. Run Bucket Explorer.
  2. Select the bucket.
  3. Select file(s)/folder(s) in Object Table.
  4. Right click on it.
  5. Choose " Add To CloudFront Invalidation " in popup menu option.
  6. This will add the entire file path in the path list of Invalidation Panel.
How to create CloudFront Invalidation?
  1. Here, you have three options to add more files to the list-
    1. Add More : Using "Add More" option, you can add more file(s)/folder(s) in object table.
    2. Search : Using "Search" option, you can get a list of file(s) according to the given prefix in path text box and then add the selected file path to path list.
    3. Add Manually : You can enter file path manually in path text box and then add to path list.
  2. Click on Invalidate button to create CloudFront Invalidation. You will get a successfully done message.

Follow the steps below to create CloudFront Invalidation for Custom Origin Distribution:

Custom origin is an origin server that isn't hosted on Amazon S3. The origin server holds the original, definitive versions of the content. Follow this link: http://www.bucketexplorer.com/documentation/cloudfront--how-to-create-distribution-for-custom-origin.html to create distribution for custom origin.
  1. Run Bucket Explorer.
  2. Choose "Distribution" icon in Bucket table toolbar or right click on any bucket and select "Manage Distribution" option.
  3. It will display a "Distribution" panel with the list of already created distributions.
  4. Right click on any custom distribution domain from the list and choose "Get CloudFront Invalidation List" in the popup menu option.
  5. This will show you List CloudFront Invalidation Panel with the list of created Invalidation.
  6. Click on Create button to create new Invalidation for the selected domain name.
  7. This will show you CloudFront Invalidation Panel with the selected domain name.
  8. Now add a file path for invalidation by entering file path in the text box and add button.
  9. Click on Invalidate button to create CloudFront Invalidation.
  10. You will get a successfully done message.
  11. Now you will be able to see the updated version of the selected file in the browser.
Example: If the domain name is d604721EXAMPLE1.cloudfront.net and object is image.jpg, the URL for the link would be: http://d604721EXAMPLE1.cloudfront.net/image.jpg.

Add file path using search option:

  1. Enter the prefix in path text box to search file in the bucket.
  2. Click on Search button.
  3. Now you will see the search result in Search table.
  4. Select objects in search table and click on "<<"button to add in Path list.