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#Cognito User Pool

#Valid Triggers

Serverless supports all Cognito User Pool Triggers as specified here. Use this guide to understand the event objects that will be passed to your function.

#Simple event definition

This will create a Cognito User Pool with the specified name. You can reference the same pool multiple times.

functions:
  preSignUp:
    handler: preSignUp.handler
    events:
      - cognitoUserPool:
          pool: MyUserPool
          trigger: PreSignUp
  customMessage:
    handler: customMessage.handler
    events:
      - cognitoUserPool:
          pool: MyUserPool
          trigger: CustomMessage

#Multiple pools event definitions

This will create multiple Cognito User Pools with their specified names:

functions:
  preSignUpForPool1:
    handler: preSignUp.handler
    events:
      - cognitoUserPool:
          pool: MyUserPool1
          trigger: PreSignUp
  preSignUpForPool2:
    handler: preSignUp.handler
    events:
      - cognitoUserPool:
          pool: MyUserPool2
          trigger: PreSignUp

You can also deploy the same function for different user pools:

functions:
  preSignUp:
    handler: preSignUp.handler
    events:
      - cognitoUserPool:
          pool: MyUserPool1
          trigger: PreSignUp
      - cognitoUserPool:
          pool: MyUserPool2
          trigger: PreSignUp

#Using existing pools

Sometimes you might want to attach Lambda functions to existing Cognito User Pools. In that case you just need to set the existing event configuration property to true. All the other config parameters can also be used on existing user pools:

IMPORTANT: You can only attach 1 existing Cognito User Pool per function.

NOTE: Using the existing config will add an additional Lambda function and IAM Role to your stack. The Lambda function backs-up the Custom Cognito User Pool Resource which is used to support existing user pools.

functions:
  users:
    handler: users.handler
    events:
      - cognitoUserPool:
          pool: legacy-user-pool
          trigger: CustomMessage
          existing: true

#Custom message trigger handlers

For custom messages, you will need to check event.triggerSource type inside your handler function:

// customMessage.js
function handler(event, context, callback) {
  if (event.triggerSource === 'CustomMessage_AdminCreateUser') {
    // ...
  }
  if (event.triggerSource === 'CustomMessage_ResendCode') {
    // ...
  }
}

#Overriding a generated User Pool

A Cognito User Pool created by an event can be overridden by using the logical resource name in Resources:

functions:
  preSignUp:
    handler: preSignUpForPool1.handler
    events:
      - cognitoUserPool:
          pool: MyUserPool
          trigger: PreSignUp
  postConfirmation:
    handler: postConfirmation.handler
    events:
      - cognitoUserPool:
          pool: MyUserPool
          trigger: PostConfirmation

resources:
  Resources:
    CognitoUserPoolMyUserPool:
      Type: AWS::Cognito::UserPool

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