doctl compute cdn create

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doctl compute cdn create <cdn-origin> [flags]




Creates a Content Delivery Network (CDN) on the origin server you specify and automatically generates an endpoint. You can also use a custom subdomain you own to create an additional endpoint, which must be secured with SSL.

The Time To Live (TTL) value is the length of time in seconds that a file is cached by the CDN before being refreshed. If a request to access a file occurs after the TTL has expired, the CDN delivers the file by requesting it directly from the origin URL, re-caching the file, and resetting the TTL.


The following example creates a CDN for the custom domain using a DigitalOcean Spaces origin endpoint and SSL certificate ID for the custom domain:

doctl compute cdn create --domain --certificate-id f81d4fae-7dec-11d0-a765-00a0c91e6bf6


Option Description
--certificate-id Specify a certificate ID for the custom domain
--domain Specify a custom domain to use with the CDN
--format Columns for output in a comma-separated list. Possible values: ID, Origin, Endpoint, TTL, CustomDomain, CertificateID, CreatedAt.
--help , -h Help for this command
--no-header Return raw data with no headers
Default: false
--ttl The “Time To Live” (TTL) value for cached content, in seconds
Default: 3600
Command Description
doctl compute cdn Display commands that manage CDNs

Global Flags

Option Description
--access-token, -t API V2 access token
--api-url, -u Override default API endpoint
--config, -c Specify a custom config file
  • macOS: ${HOME}/Library/Application Support/doctl/config.yaml
  • Linux: ${XDG_CONFIG_HOME}/doctl/config.yaml
  • Windows: %APPDATA%\doctl\config.yaml
--context Specify a custom authentication context name
--http-retry-max Set maximum number of retries for requests that fail with a 429 or 500-level error
Default: 5
--http-retry-wait-max Set the minimum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 30
--http-retry-wait-min Set the maximum number of seconds to wait before retrying a failed request
Default: 1
--interactive Enable interactive behavior. Defaults to true if the terminal supports it (default false)
Default: false
--output, -o Desired output format [text|json]
Default: text
--trace Show a log of network activity while performing a command
Default: false
--verbose, -v Enable verbose output
Default: false