Lambda Authorizers to the Rescue

Nick Basinger
Jun 2, 2020 · 6 min read
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A typical story: You want to build on AWS API Gateway so that your applications have highly scalable and managed REST APIs. You need a front door for your users or other applications to interact with your application. You need to authenticate your API, so you go with the default “out of the box” option: AWS_IAM. Everything is quickly set up and the POC works fine. You are ready to onboard your first user/service. But wait…