Swagger is a tool that helps to document APIs

Have my API documentation hosted.

Choose to do Static website hosting behind CloudFront

Note: One can avoid CloudFront, by directly hosting in S3. But there is a problem, S3 bucket doesn’t support https... issue related to SSL. Hence using CloudFront for now.

How did I do?

  1. CLI

docker run -p ${PORT}:8080 \
-v ${DIR}:/notes \
-d swaggerapi/swagger-ui
docker exec -it <container-id> /bin/sh
cd /usr/share/nginx/html/     
cp *   /notes   

I got all the files that can simply be hosted

  1. Create S3 bucket docs.xyzapi.ashwiniag.com
  • Block all public access
  • Set static webhosting option and chose default file index.html
  • set bucket policy
"Version": "2008-10-17",
"Id": "PolicyForPublicWebsiteContent",
"Statement": [
"Sid": "PublicReadGetObject",
"Effect": "Allow",
"Principal": {
"AWS": "*"
"Action": "s3:GetObject",
"Resource": "arn:aws:s3:::<bucket name>/*"
  1. Copy files to bucket
aws s3 cp . s3://<bucket_name> --recursive --exclude "some.json"
  1. Create cloudfront (self explanatory )


  • point to bucket created
  • Choose Https and SSL certificate

# TIL:
TO use a certificate in CloudFront, we need to create the certificate in us-east. Because CDN maintained in us-east region. Hence, we should have a valid certification from there.
Created certificate *.ashwiniag.com

And its DONE!

TO Delete cache
Click on respective CloudFront --> Invalidation tab --> create invalidation --> entry for object path: /*.