AWS Compute Blog

SAML for Your Serverless JavaScript Application: Part II

Contributors: Richard Threlkeld, Gene Ting, Stefano Buliani The full code for both scenarios—including SAM templates—can be found at the samljs-serverless-sample GitHub repository. We highly recommend you use the SAM templates in the GitHub repository to create the resources, opitonally you can manually create them. This is the second part of a two part series for […]

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SAML for Your Serverless JavaScript Application: Part I

Contributors: Richard Threlkeld, Gene Ting, Stefano Buliani The full code for this blog, including SAM templates—can be found at the samljs-serverless-sample GitHub repository. We highly recommend you use the SAM templates in the GitHub repository to create the resources, opitonally you can manually create them. Want to enable SAML federated authentication? You can use the […]

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Creating a Simple “Fetch & Run” AWS Batch Job

Dougal Ballantyne, Principal Product Manager – AWS Batch Docker enables you to create highly customized images that are used to execute your jobs. These images allow you to easily share complex applications between teams and even organizations. However, sometimes you might just need to run a script! This post details the steps to create and […]

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Automating the Creation of Consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (Part 2)

Nicolas Malaval, AWS Professional Consultant In my previous blog post, I discussed the challenge of creating Amazon EBS snapshots when you cannot turn off the instance during backup because this might exclude any data that has been cached by any applications or the operating system. I showed how you can use EC2 Systems Manager to […]

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Automating the Creation of Consistent Amazon EBS Snapshots with Amazon EC2 Systems Manager (Part 1)

Nicolas Malaval, AWS Professional Consultant If an EC2 instance is up and running, there may be applications working, like databases, with data in memory or pending I/O operations that cannot be retrieved from an Amazon EBS snapshot. If your application is unable to recover from such a state, you might lose vital data for your […]

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Amazon ECS Events in February

Here are some upcoming events for Amazon ECS this month: Container World: Abby Fuller, senior AWS technical evangelist, will be speaking about Amazon ECS at Container World on Feb 21-23. Check out her schedule. Microservices Day @ AWS NY Loft: Microservices Day is on Feb 24 as part of the DevOps | AWS Loft Architecture […]

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Implementing Serverless Manual Approval Steps in AWS Step Functions and Amazon API Gateway

Ali Baghani, Software Development Engineer A common use case for AWS Step Functions is a task that requires human intervention (for example, an approval process). Step Functions makes it easy to coordinate the components of distributed applications as a series of steps in a visual workflow called a state machine. You can quickly build and […]

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Amazon Kinesis Firehose Data Transformation with AWS Lambda

Shiva Narayanaswamy, Solution Architect Amazon Kinesis Firehose is a fully managed service for delivering real-time streaming data to destinations such as Amazon S3, Amazon Redshift, or Amazon Elasticsearch Service (Amazon ES). You configure your data producers to send data to Firehose and it automatically delivers the data to the specified destination. You can send data […]

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Authorizing Access Through a Proxy Resource to Amazon API Gateway and AWS Lambda Using Amazon Cognito User Pools

Ed Lima, Solutions Architect Want to create your own user directory that can scale to hundreds of millions of users? Amazon Cognito user pools are fully managed so that you don’t have to worry about the heavy lifting associated with building, securing, and scaling authentication to your apps. The AWS Mobile blog post Integrating Amazon […]

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Managing Secrets for Amazon ECS Applications Using Parameter Store and IAM Roles for Tasks

Thanks to my colleague Stas Vonholsky  for a great blog on managing secrets with Amazon ECS applications. —– As containerized applications and microservice-oriented architectures become more popular, managing secrets, such as a password to access an application database, becomes more challenging and critical. Some examples of the challenges include: Support for various access patterns across container […]

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