Advanced API Gateway


This lesson covers a few of the more advanced topics within API Gateway that can help take your architectures to the next level. API Gateway is a powerful tool that can provide security, dependability, and flexibility to many designs and applications.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the lifecycle of a request within API Gateway and what actions we can perform at each stage
  • Learn how to secure your API Gateway using AWS WAF, CORS, and Mutual TLS
  • Learn about private integration and how you can access custom backend services that use EC2, EKS, and ECS

Intended Audience

This lesson is for solutions architects, developers, or generally curious people, who are interested in learning a deeper dive on API Gateway.


To get the most out of this lesson, you should have:

  • A decent understanding of cloud computing and cloud architectures, specifically with Amazon Web Services
  • Basic knowledge of API Gateway and some of its primary features
  • Basic knowledge of AWS WAF, CORS, and TLS
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William Meadows is a passionately curious human currently living in the Bay Area in California. His career has included working with lasers, teaching teenagers how to code, and creating classes about cloud technology that are taught all over the world. His dedication to completing goals and helping others is what brings meaning to his life. In his free time, he enjoys reading Reddit, playing video games, and writing books.

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