Values that CloudFront displays in the console - Amazon CloudFront
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Values that CloudFront displays in the console

When you create a new distribution or update an existing distribution, CloudFront displays the following information in the CloudFront console.


Active trusted signers, the Amazon accounts that have an active CloudFront key pair and can be used to create valid signed URLs, are currently not visible in the CloudFront console.

Distribution ID

When you perform an action on a distribution using the CloudFront API, you use the distribution ID to specify which distribution to use, for example, EDFDVBD6EXAMPLE. You can't change a distribution's distribution ID.

Distribution status

The possible status values for a distribution are listed in the following table.

Value Description


The distribution is still being created or updated, and the changes have not yet fully propagated to edge servers.


The distribution has been created or updated and the changes have been fully propagated through the CloudFront system.


In addition to ensuring that the status for a distribution is Deployed, you must enable the distribution before users can use CloudFront to access your content. For more information, see Distribution state.

Last modified

The date and time that the distribution was last modified, using ISO 8601 format, for example, 2012-05-19T19:37:58Z. For more information, see

Domain name

You use the distribution's domain name in the links to your objects. For example, if your distribution's domain name is, the link to /images/image.jpg would be You can't change the CloudFront domain name for your distribution. For more information about CloudFront URLs for links to your objects, see Customizing the URL format for files in CloudFront.

If you specified one or more alternate domain names (CNAMEs), you can use your own domain names for links to your objects instead of using the CloudFront domain name. For more information about CNAMEs, see Alternate domain names (CNAMEs).


CloudFront domain names are unique. Your distribution's domain name was never used for a previous distribution and will never be reused for another distribution in the future.

CNAME status

The ICP recordal status for CNAMEs associated with the distributions. Amazon services in China customers must file for an Internet Content Provider (ICP) recordal if they want to serve content publicly on an alternate domain name, or CNAME, that they've added to CloudFront.

The possible status values for CNAME status are listed in the following table.

Value Description


All alternate domains names, or CNAMEs, that are associated with the distribution have valid ICP recordal numbers. Multiple CNAMEs can be associated with a distribution, and CNAMEs can correspond to different ICP recordals.


All alternate domain names that are associated with the distribution do not have valid ICP recordal numbers.


At least one alternate domain name that is associated with the distribution does not have a valid ICP recordal number.

For more information about ICP recordals, see Signup, Accounts, and Credentials in Getting Started with Amazon services in China.