CreateOriginAccessControl - Amazon CloudFront
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Creates a new origin access control in CloudFront. After you create an origin access control, you can add it to an origin in a CloudFront distribution so that CloudFront sends authenticated (signed) requests to the origin.

This makes it possible to block public access to the origin, allowing viewers (users) to access the origin's content only through CloudFront.

For more information about using a CloudFront origin access control, see Restricting access to an Amazon origin in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.

Request Syntax

POST /2020-05-31/origin-access-control HTTP/1.1 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <OriginAccessControlConfig xmlns=""> <Description>string</Description> <Name>string</Name> <OriginAccessControlOriginType>string</OriginAccessControlOriginType> <SigningBehavior>string</SigningBehavior> <SigningProtocol>string</SigningProtocol> </OriginAccessControlConfig>

URI Request Parameters

The request does not use any URI parameters.

Request Body

The request accepts the following data in XML format.


Root level tag for the OriginAccessControlConfig parameters.

Required: Yes


A description of the origin access control.

Type: String

Required: No


A name to identify the origin access control. You can specify up to 64 characters.

Type: String

Required: Yes


The type of origin that this origin access control is for.

Type: String

Valid Values: s3 | mediastore | mediapackagev2 | lambda

Required: Yes


Specifies which requests CloudFront signs (adds authentication information to). Specify always for the most common use case. For more information, see origin access control advanced settings in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.

This field can have one of the following values:

  • always – CloudFront signs all origin requests, overwriting the Authorization header from the viewer request if one exists.

  • never – CloudFront doesn't sign any origin requests. This value turns off origin access control for all origins in all distributions that use this origin access control.

  • no-override – If the viewer request doesn't contain the Authorization header, then CloudFront signs the origin request. If the viewer request contains the Authorization header, then CloudFront doesn't sign the origin request and instead passes along the Authorization header from the viewer request. WARNING: To pass along the Authorization header from the viewer request, you must add the Authorization header to a cache policy for all cache behaviors that use origins associated with this origin access control.

Type: String

Valid Values: never | always | no-override

Required: Yes


The signing protocol of the origin access control, which determines how CloudFront signs (authenticates) requests. The only valid value is sigv4.

Type: String

Valid Values: sigv4

Required: Yes

Response Syntax

HTTP/1.1 201 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?> <OriginAccessControl> <Id>string</Id> <OriginAccessControlConfig> <Description>string</Description> <Name>string</Name> <OriginAccessControlOriginType>string</OriginAccessControlOriginType> <SigningBehavior>string</SigningBehavior> <SigningProtocol>string</SigningProtocol> </OriginAccessControlConfig> </OriginAccessControl>

Response Elements

If the action is successful, the service sends back an HTTP 201 response.

The following data is returned in XML format by the service.


Root level tag for the OriginAccessControl parameters.

Required: Yes


The unique identifier of the origin access control.

Type: String


The origin access control.

Type: OriginAccessControlConfig object


For information about the errors that are common to all actions, see Common Errors.


An argument is invalid.

HTTP Status Code: 400


An origin access control with the specified parameters already exists.

HTTP Status Code: 409


The number of origin access controls in your Amazon Web Services account exceeds the maximum allowed.

For more information, see Quotas (formerly known as limits) in the Amazon CloudFront Developer Guide.

HTTP Status Code: 400

See Also

For more information about using this API in one of the language-specific Amazon SDKs, see the following: