GraphQL API

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This project is part of the liveProject series Develop a Powerful GraphQL API in AWS
prerequisites
knowledge of AWS Console and AWS AppSync
skills learned
manage a user directory with Amazon Cognito User Pool • leverage Amazon Cognito to restrict API calls to authenticated users only • implement group-based authorization
Mariano Calandra
1 week · 6-8 hours per week · BEGINNER
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In this liveProject, you’ll use Amazon Cognito to restrict access to a GraphQL API. Previously, SimpleTravel’s APIs were publicly accessible. But you’ve seen a surge of new customers, and now your boss wants to ensure that access is limited to authorized users. Your challenges include creating an Amazon Cognito user pool and implementing group-based authorization in AWS AppSync.

This project is designed for learning purposes and is not a complete, production-ready application or solution.

project author

Mariano Calandra
Mariano Calandra works as a cloud architect at Claranet Italia where he helps international customers succeed using AWS and cloud-native architectures. He’s an AWS Authorized Instructor, an AWS Community Builder, and a co-organizer of ServerlessDays Rome and the AWS User Group in Rome.

prerequisites

This liveProject is for software developers who have set up their own AWS accounts and know the AWS console. To begin this liveProject you will need to be familiar with the following:


TOOLS
  • Basic AWS Console
  • Basic AWS AppSync

you will learn

In this liveProject, you’ll learn to restrict access to a GraphQL API to only authorized users.


  • Manage a user directory with Amazon Cognito User Pool
  • Leverage Amazon Cognito to restrict API calls to authenticated users only
  • Implement group-based authorization

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