I apologize if this needs to be split into two questions, but I'm trying to set up a static site using S3, a CloudFront distribution, and a Route53 domain. If I try to access laszloffy.com, I receive a DNS_PROBE_FINISHED_NXDOMAIN error. If I try www.laszloffy.com, I get an XML 'Access Denied' error.

Below is my current configuration

Route53 records:

  • laszloffy.com - NS
  • laszloffy.com - SOA
  • *.laszloffy.com - A - routes to Cloudfront distro
  • *.laszloffy.com - AAAA - routes to https.....cloudfront.net
  • ___.laszloffy.com - CNAME - routes to ____.acm-validations.aws

CloudFront Distro:

Alternate domain names:

  • *.laszloffy.com
  • laszloffy.com Default root object - index.html Origin:
  • domain: slaszloffy-devops-resume.s3.us-east-2.amazonaws.com
  • path: /index.html
  • OAC Error page: 403 to /index.html/200 status code Function: appends index.html to requests that don't included file name or extension in URL

S3 Bucket

  • static site hosting: OFF

  • bucket policy:

    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Id": "PolicyForCloudFrontPrivateContent",
    "Statement": [
            "Sid": "AllowCloudFrontServicePrincipal",
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Principal": {
                "Service": "cloudfront.amazonaws.com"
            "Action": "s3:GetObject",
            "Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::slaszloffy-devops-resume/*",
            "Condition": {
                "StringEquals": {
                    "AWS:SourceArn": "arn:aws:cloudfront::107900886402:distribution/E1LP8SF6WAC8XK"

I've been looking through resources like this answer, and the AWS documentation, and it feels like I've got everything configured correctly, but obviously I'm missing something. Would love the community's assistance!

1 Answer 1


Can you access the bucket directly with its ARN? If yes..

  • What do you mean by 'start the route53'? Nov 18, 2022 at 15:39
  • sorry.. some autocorrect that did that. so.. can you access the bucket with its arn:aws:s3:::slaszloffy-devops-resume/ address? If that works. you have to fiddle with the Cloudfront. also.. stop the AAA Pointer.. make A Pointer work first...then use AAA if necessary.
    – pierre fro
    Nov 18, 2022 at 19:13

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