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[aws-cloudfront] cloudfront won't forward request to custom domain HTTP API.

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❓ General Issue

The Question

I am serving static website with S3/Cloudfront at / and I have set custom domain HTTP API at /api/* as per CDK documentation on apigatewayv2 but cloudfront won’t forward request to HTTP API. Cloudfront will serve 404 not found to any /api/* path.


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  • State:closed
  • Created 3 years ago
  • Comments:14 (6 by maintainers)

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ffxsamcommented, Dec 22, 2021

Solved! For anyone else looking for the solution:

new cloudfront.Distribution(this, 'Dist', {
  defaultBehavior: {
    origin: new origins.HttpOrigin(, core.Fn.split('://', httpApi.url))
ffxsamcommented, Dec 22, 2021

This is still an issue. What’s the proper way to set up an HTTP origin in CDK? @rix0rrr @njlynch

I see in a post above, you said to use the API endpoint, but that doesn’t work either:

new cloudfront.Distribution(this, 'Dist', {
  defaultBehavior: {
    origin: new origins.HttpOrigin(httpApi.apiEndpoint),

The end goal is to set up a CF distribution with a CNAME alias (like and have the origin be a “raw” HTTP API endpoint (*

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