Secure API Gateway endpoints with Custom Authorizers
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How to secure API Gateway Resources with custom authorization logic
Amazon API Gateway offers several native authorization mechanisms, such as managed API keys, IAM Roles, and custom authorizers.
API Keys (with the help of Usage Plans) can help manage custom throttling and quota for your API consumers. IAM is a good choice whenever your consumers require access to AWS resources and you need to manage permissions on a per-user basis. However, Custom Authorizers give you much more flexibility. With Custom Authorizers you can implement any 3rd party integration and generate very granular authorization policies.
In this lab, we will learn how to implement a Custom Authorizer in AWS Lambda to secure your API Gateway Resources.
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Logging in to the Amazon Web Services Console
Your first step to start the Lab experience
Custom Authorizer Use Cases
When do you need custom authorizers for your API endpoints?
Create a simple API Gateway endpoint
Sample API Gateway resources backed by AWS Lambda.
Implement authorization logic in Lambda
AWS Lambda implementation of a custom authorization policy.
Create a new Custom Authorizer
Create a new authorizer and configure API Gateway resources to use it.
Test the secured endpoint
Verify that your endpoint is now secured and the auth policy is correct.