AWS Apollo Lambda (NodeJS & Typescript)

This example provides a setup for a Lambda Graphql API with apollo

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Apollo Lambda GraphQL API Example

This example demonstrates how to setup a lambda graphql API with apollo

  • I used apiKeys to secure the endpoints but you can add custom authorizers

Use Cases

  • Small graphql API
  • Creating a temporary lambda API that can easily be converted to standard GraphQL API


  • Setup your env file for AWS deployment with:

      • NODE_ENV
  • sls deploy


  • To test it locally with serverless-offline by running: npm run dev
  • set x-api-key header with key your-api-key-that-is-at-least-characters-long


  • Add support for subscription with Redis