Amazon CloudFront Distribution & Forcing Download Behavior

AWS Management Console

When using CloudFront to distribute content stored with Amazon S3, you may at times want to force the browser to download the content rather than display it in the browser. I ran into this scenario when building Cloudbeam.

Cloudbeam generates signed URLs in order to serve private content to authorized recipients. The purpose of the application is to allow each…



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