Serverless Plugin Cronjob

This plugin creates cronjobs out of your lambda functions.

Serverless Plugin CRONJOB


This plugin creates cronjobs out of your lambda functions.

Note: This plugin supports Serverless 0.4. (please use previous Releases for 0.2. and 0.3.*)

In newer Versions of Serverless (0.5+) the functions of this plugin are already included:


cd projectfolder
npm install serverless-plugin-cronjob
  • add the plugin to your s-project.json file
"plugins": [

Run the Plugin

  • the plugin uses a hook that is called after each deployment of a function
  • you only have to deploy your function as usual sls function deploy
  • add the following attribute to the s-function.json in your functions folder
  "cronjob": {
    "name": "cron1",
    "description": "my fancy cronjob",    
    "enabled": false,
    "schedule": "rate(5 minutes)"
  • Parameters:
name            (string)  Name of your cronjob
description     (string)  Describtion for your cronjob
enabled         (boolean) true or false, to enable or disable this cron   
schedule        (string)  defines when the cronjob should run. two different types are useable:
    a) rate(x time)         "x" is an integer number
                            "time" is a string value of "minutes", "hours" or "days"
    b) cron(0 20 * * ? *)   default crontab rules can be used
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Latest commit b2f54ec on Sep 24, 2017

New to serverless?

To get started, pop open your terminal & run:

npm install serverless -g