In Amazon Cloudfront, the ID and the URL generated by the system look like a password, for example, DRGAT6N3K9NAP, it is too difficult to distinguish them if there are multiple distributions. It is possible to add a description for each Distribution, but there is a length limit.

So, is there a way to make the ID or the URL more meaningful or memorable? It is really a headache to see these password-alike IDs or URLs everyday.

  • I guess you could use tags for this.
    – einSelbst
    Commented Sep 26, 2022 at 8:06

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No, you can't change it. it has a random name like that for security reasons also.

Why do you need to remember that ID/URL?

If you just do not want to see them, you can hide it. You can hide domain names by uncheck it from settings like the below image. enter image description here

For ID, you need the browser extension to find and hide its element. But I don't know why do you headache see the IDs/Domains like that. I don't think it can hurt the brain or eyes by seeing it.

  • OK. Thank you. I want to distinguish between them easily.
    – alancc
    Commented Aug 30, 2021 at 21:37

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