Posts By: Ryan Billings

Authorization with API Gateway, Cognito and React

I've been experimenting with using Amazon Cognito User Pools in conjunction with the Amplify Javascript library to handle user authentication in our Single Page applications. One of the problems I ran into was finding a way to restrict my API to only be accessible to authorized users. Cognito, API Gateway, and Amplify made this easy to do. Configure API Gateway From your API Gateway settings in the AWS Console, select Authorizers, and then choose Create new authorizer. Enter in the...

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Taking a peek at Active Record Proxies

If you've worked in a Rails project before, you've undoubtedly set up associations beteween your models. Active Record provides a clean and simple way in setting up these associations, while hiding a lot of the complexity behind the scenes.

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