Aws

Using return values inside CloudFormation UserData

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I’ve been working on a project that uses CloudFormation exclusively, so I don’t get to do variable interpolation with return values that’s as simple as Terraform makes it. Thus, I’ve had to do some improvising when generating files based off my infrastructure orchestration. Unfortunately CloudFormation is not as versatile as AWS would like you to believe, though it does constantly improve. One of the things I really like having is the ability to drop some return values in my UserData that’s based on my infrastructure orchestration.

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SendGrid DNS White Labeling and CloudFront for Secure Click Tracking Links

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At StarLeaf we had a need to secure our SendGrid click tracking links, unfortunately our provider, SendGrid, had no way of sending HTTPS traffic with their in place white labeling solution. This is how we solved that. This solution does not solely apply to SendGrid as it’s a generic way to proxy HTTP URL’s to HTTPS. You can apply the solution I build here to nearly anything that requires proxying.

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