AWS API Gateway with AWS WAF

I want to use AWS Web Application Firewall service with AWS API Gateway. AWS WAF works only with AWS CloudFront distributions.

According to this post API Gateway creates a CloudFront distribution behind the scenes. Although I don't see this distribution neither in the CloudFront console nor in the WAF console.

Is there any way to make use of the CloudFront distribution created by API Gateway for WAF?

Answers 1

  • Unfortunately no, API Gateway does not provide access to the backing CloudFront distribution. To use WAF you would have to create a second distribution, which is inefficient but should functionally work.

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