Serverless Plugin for adding Basic Authentication to your api
Sometimes you need to integrate your api with some outside system, and you are not capable of setting up custom headers with keys. Almost all systems support Basic Authentication out of the box though. Which is where this plugin comes in.
This plugin will install a custom authenticator for the functions you specify as being private, and use the API Keys (so no user management required) as http basic username and password.
When using this plugin, you can use both the
x-api-key header, or the
Authorization header for authentication.
npm install serverless-basic-authentication
Add the plugin to your settings:
plugins: - serverless-basic-authentication
And give access so that the plugin can check the api keys:
provider: name: aws ... iamRoleStatements: ... - Effect: Allow Action: - apigateway:GET Resource: "*"
Add some keys to your service:
provider: name: aws ... apiKeys: - foobar - platypus
For each function that responds to
http events and is marked as
private: true, the custom authenticator will be inserted, like so:
functions: foobar: handler: handler.foobar events: - http: path: foo/bar method: get private: true
To send the correct header so that browsers will prompt for username and password, add a
GatewayResponse to the
resources: Resources: GatewayResponse: Type: 'AWS::ApiGateway::GatewayResponse' Properties: ResponseParameters: gatewayresponse.header.WWW-Authenticate: "'Basic'" ResponseType: UNAUTHORIZED RestApiId: Ref: 'ApiGatewayRestApi' StatusCode: '401'
If you are whitelisting files to be packaged, ensure you add
basic_auth.py to the list otherwise the authorizer will fail:
package: exclude: - "./**/**" include: - basic_auth.py
Note: The plugin checks if a custom authorizer is already set. So if you provide a custom authorizer it will not override your custom authorizer.
After deploying, you can call the endpoint with a basic auth username/password:
curl -u [key-name]:[key-value] https://abckudzdef.execute-api.eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/dev/foo/bar "yay"
In Api Gateway, the custom authorizer function can also be used to supply the api key for a request. In this case, we lookup the api key on the fly through the api-gateway api, and check if the key matches. If so, we tell Api Gateway to use that key for handling the calls.
PR's are appreciated!