Saturday, September 15, 2018

Grabbing AWS CloudFront IPs with curl and jq

There's times when you want to restrict access to your infrastructure behind CloudFront so that requests must go through the CloudFront CDN instead of your origin directly. Fortunately, AWS lists their public IP ranges in a JSON format in the following link, However, there are a lot of services in the above link and it would be very tedious to take the entire JSON and read through it to grab specific CloudFront IP's. Using the combination of command line tools curl and jq we can easily grab just the CloudFront IP ranges to lock down whatever origin that exists. Below is the command that I've used to grab just the CloudFront IP's. Enjoy!

curl | jq '.prefixes | .[] | select(.service == "CLOUDFRONT") | .ip_prefix'


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