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2. Backend config

1) Create Lambda layer with required libraries#

mkdir lambda && cd lambda

npm i -s supertokens-node @middy/[email protected] @middy/[email protected]
mkdir nodejs && cp -r node_modules nodejs
zip -r nodejs/

2) Upload SuperTokens lambda layer#

3) Link lambda layer with lambda function#

  • Scroll to the bottom and look for the Layers tab. Click on Add a layer

  • Select Custom Layer and then select the layer we created in the first step:

4) Create a backend config file#

Using the editor provided by AWS, create a new config file and write the following code:

How do you want to identify your users?
Only phone numberOnly emailEmail or phone number
Which authentication type will you use?
OTPMagic linksOTP and Magic link

In the above code, notice the extra config of apiGatewayPath that was added to the appInfo object. The value of this should be whatever you have set as the value of your AWS stage which scopes your API endpoints. For example, you may have a stage name per dev environment:

  • One for development (/dev).
  • One for testing (/test).
  • One for prod (/prod).

So the value of apiGatewayPath should be set according to the above based on the env it's running under.

You also need to change the apiBasePath on the frontend config to append the stage to the path. For example, if the frontend is query the development stage and the value of apiBasePath is /auth, you should change it to /dev/auth.