Playing with AWS Autoscale Lifecycle Hooks, triggering Lambda function

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Honestly, i was not aware that terminating an instance at AWS is equal to unplugging the server cable. That’s why, i lost so much time trying to trigger a custom code before the instance shutdown using init levels. But i failed!!! Why, because when you unplug the electric cable, there is no init process!! 🙂

Later on, i found the AWS lifecycle hooks. Autoscale group triggers an SNS which them invokes a Lambda function and the basic requirement “revoking IP from Security Group” can be done. Here is the related node.js but still it is missing to parse the incoming SNS (The IP is static)

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WordPress and CloudFront Access-Control-Allow-Origin problem a.k.a. CORS

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You may be having the following type of error after you enable CDN on your WordPress:

Font from origin '' has been blocked from loading by Cross-Origin Resource Sharing policy: No 'Access-Control-Allow-Origin' header is present on the requested resource. Origin '' is therefore not allowed access.

That's because you do not have the "Access-Control-Allow-Origin" header set by the web-server of the origin, which is Apache or Amazon S3.

You can verify this with the following command and you will not see the header:

curl -I -s -X GET -H "Origin:"

1- With S3: In order to set that header in S3, refer to the AWS Documentation.

2- Without S3: 

2-a: CloudFront:

– Edit Behaviors

– Change "Allowed HTTP Methods" to GET, HEAD, OPTIONS, PUT, POST, PATCH, DELETE

– Change "Forward Forward" headers to "Whitelist"

– Add "origin" to Whitelist headers

2-b: Apache

You need to You just need the following to be added under the Document section in your httpd.conf:

Header set Access-Control-Allow-Origin "*"

and gracefuly restart your http server:

apachectl -k graceful

Check if the header appeared with the "curl" command previously we used.


HTTP/1.0 200 OK

Content-Type: image/png

Content-Length: 299245

Date: Wed, 16 Dec 2015 22:28:00 GMT

Server: Apache

X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

Last-Modified: Wed, 09 Dec 2015 15:07:22 GMT

ETag: "490ed-52678727d1480"

Accept-Ranges: bytes

Access-Control-Allow-Origin: *

X-Cache: Miss from cloudfront

X-Amz-Cf-Id: e14A-xV0D-ajm0S7wLe696YombjT8zKCmbr0LL8NmqlMarArJo1jnw==

X-Cache: MISS from

X-Cache-Lookup: MISS from

Via: 1.1 (CloudFront), 1.0 (squid/3.1.23)

Connection: keep-alive

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