Amazon Lambda Connector Example

Given below is a sample scenario that demonstrates how to create an Amazon Lambda function in the AWS Lambda Service using the WSO2 Amazon Lambda Connector.

What you'll build

To use the Amazon Lambda connector, add the element in your configuration before carrying out any Amazon Lambda operations. This Amazon Lambda configuration authenticates with Amazon Lambda by specifying the AWS access key ID and secret access key ID, which are used for every operation. The signature is used with every request and thus differs based on the request the user makes.

This example demonstrates how to use Amazon Lambda Connector to use createFunction operation.

Here we exposed the createFunction operation via an API. The API has one resource with the context /createFunction.

  • /createFunction : The createFunction operation creates a Lambda function.

To create a function, you need a deployment package and an execution role. The deployment package contains your function code. The execution role grants the function permission to use AWS services.

The following diagram illustrates all the required functionality of the Amazon Lambda Service that you are going to build.

Amazon Lambda Connector

This example demonstrates, how to create an Amazon Lambda function easily using the WSO2 Amazon Lambda Connector. Before creating an Amazon Lambda function inside the AWS Lambda service, you need to implement the required deployment package (ZIP Archive) locally.

As a next step, simply create an AWS S3 bucket and the deployment package should be uploaded into that bucket. This sample API contains a service that can be invoked through an HTTP POST request. Once the service is invoked, it creates a Lambda function inside the AWS Lambda service. When the created Lambda function is invoked, it is able to run without provisioning or managing servers.

If you do not want to configure this yourself, you can simply get the project and run it.

Configure the connector in WSO2 Integration Studio

Follow these steps to set up the Integration Project and the Connector Exporter Project.

  1. Open WSO2 Integration Studio and create an Integration Project. Creating a new Integration Project

  2. Right-click the project that you created and click on Add or Remove Connector -> Add Connector. You will get directed to the WSO2 Connector Store.

  3. Search for the specific connector required for your integration scenario and download it to the workspace. Search Connector in the Connector Store

  4. Click Finish, and your Integration Project is ready. The downloaded connector is displayed on the side palette with its operations.

  5. You can drag and drop the operations to the design canvas and build your integration logic. Drag connector operations

  6. Right click on the created Integration Project and select New -> Rest API to create the REST API.

  7. Right click on the created Integration Project and select, -> New -> Rest API to create the REST API.

  8. Specify the API name as createFunction and API context as /createFunction. You can go to the XML configuration of the API (source view) and copy the following configuration.

    <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
    <api context="/createFunction" name="createFunction" xmlns="">
        <resource methods="POST">
                <property expression="json-eval($.secretAccessKey)" name="secretAccessKey" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.accessKeyId)" name="accessKeyId" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.region)" name="region" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.blocking)" name="blocking" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.functionName)" name="functionName" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.functionDescription)" name="functionDescription" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.apiVersionCreateFunction)" name="apiVersionCreateFunction" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.s3Bucket)" name="s3Bucket" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.s3Key)" name="s3Key" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.s3ObjectVersion)" name="s3ObjectVersion" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.zipFile)" name="zipFile" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.targetArn)" name="targetArn" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.environmentVariables)" name="environmentVariables" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.handler)" name="handler" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.kmsKeyArn)" name="kmsKeyArn" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.layers)" name="layers" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.memorySize)" name="memorySize" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.publish)" name="publish" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.role)" name="role" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.runtime)" name="runtime" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.tags)" name="tags" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.timeout)" name="timeout" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.mode)" name="mode" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.securityGroupIds)" name="securityGroupIds" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
                <property expression="json-eval($.subnetIds)" name="subnetIds" scope="default" type="STRING"/>
    3. Now we can export the imported connector and the API into a single CAR application. The CAR application is what we are going to deploy during server runtime.

Exporting Integration Logic as a CApp

CApp (Carbon Application) is the deployable artifact on the integration runtime. Let us see how we can export integration logic we developed into a CApp along with the connector.

Creating Connector Exporter Project

To bundle a Connector into a CApp, a Connector Exporter Project is required.

  1. Navigate to File -> New -> Other -> WSO2 -> Extensions -> Project Types -> Connector Exporter Project.

    Add Connector Exporter Project

  2. Enter a name for the Connector Exporter Project.

  3. In the next screen select, Specify the parent from workspace and select the specific Integration Project you created from the dropdown.
    Naming Connector Exporter Project

  4. Now you need to add the Connector to Connector Exporter Project that you just created. Right-click the Connector Exporter Project and select, New -> Add Remove Connectors -> Add Connector -> Add from Workspace -> Connector

  5. Once you are directed to the workspace, it displays all the connectors that exist in the workspace. You can select the relevant connector and click Ok.

    Selecting Connector from Workspace

Creating a Composite Application Project

To export the Integration Project as a CApp, a Composite Application Project needs to be created. Usually, when an Integration project is created, this project can be created as part of that project by Integration Studio. If not, you can specifically create it by navigating to File -> New -> Other -> WSO2 -> Distribution -> Composite Application Project.

Exporting the Composite Application Project

  1. Right-click the Composite Application Project and click Export Composite Application Project.

    Export as a Carbon Application

  2. Select an Export Destination where you want to save the .car file.

  3. In the next Create a deployable CAR file screen, select both the created Integration Project and the Connector Exporter Project to save and click Finish. The CApp is created at the specified location provided at the previous step.

    Create a deployable CAR file

Create Amazon Lambda Deployment Package (Lambda function)

In this scenario we created sample AWS Deployment Package (Lambda function) in Python.

  1. Our sample Deployment Package would look similar to the following (source view :

    import json
       print('Loading function')
       def addingNumbers(event, context):
           #print("Received event: " + json.dumps(event, indent=2))
           value1 = event['key1']
           value2 = event['key2']
           print("value1 = " + value1)
           print("value2 = " + value2)
           return float(value1) + float(value2) # Echo back the addition of two keys
           #raise Exception('Something went wrong')

  2. Create a ZIP archive.

Please use command line terminal or shell to run following commands. Commands are shown in listings preceded by a prompt symbol ($) and the name of the current directory, when appropriate:

~/Documents$ zip
 adding: (deflated 17%)

Upload Amazon Lambda Deployment Package (ZIP archive) in to the AWS S3 bucket

  1. Log in to the AWS Management Console.
  2. Navigate to the created S3 bucket (e.g., eiconnectortest).
  3. Click Upload.
  4. Select created Amazon Lambda Deployment Package (ZIP archive) and Upload.

Create Execution Role

You need to create an Execution Role by referring to the Setting up the Amazon Lambda Environment documentation.

Get the project

You can download the ZIP file and extract the contents to get the project code.

Download ZIP


You may need to update the value of the access key and make other such changes before deploying and running this project.


Follow these steps to deploy the exported CApp in the integration runtime.

Deploying on Micro Integrator

You can copy the composite application to the <PRODUCT-HOME>/repository/deployment/server/carbonapps folder and start the server. Micro Integrator will be started and the composite application will be deployed.

You can further refer the application deployed through the CLI tool. See the instructions on managing integrations from the CLI.

Click here for instructions on deploying on WSO2 Enterprise Integrator 6
  1. You can copy the composite application to the <PRODUCT-HOME>/repository/deployment/server/carbonapps folder and start the server.

  2. WSO2 EI server starts and you can login to the Management Console https://localhost:9443/carbon/ URL. Provide login credentials. The default credentials will be admin/admin.

  3. You can see that the API is deployed under the API section.


  1. Log in to the Micro Integrator CLI tool.
    ./mi remote login
  2. Provide default credentials admin for both username and password.

  3. In order to view the proxy services deployed, execute the following command.

    ./mi api show

  4. Send a POST request using a CURL command or sample client.
    curl -v POST -d 
     }' "http://localhost:8290/createFunction" -H "Content-Type:application/json"  
  5. See the following message content.
         "Description": "",
         "TracingConfig": {
             "Mode": "PassThrough"
         "VpcConfig": null,
         "RevisionId": "4b6e5fdd-cbfa-4ba2-9f6e-528cccdb333f",
         "LastModified": "2020-03-13T05:33:54.900+0000",
         "FunctionName": "eiLambdaConnector",
         "Runtime": "python3.7",
         "Version": "$LATEST",
         "LastUpdateStatus": "Successful",
         "Layers": null,
         "FunctionArn": "arn:aws:lambda:us-east-2:610968236798:function:eiLambdaConnector",
         "KMSKeyArn": null,
         "MemorySize": 128,
         "LastUpdateStatusReason": null,
         "DeadLetterConfig": null,
         "Timeout": 3,
         "Handler": "addingNumbers.addingNumbers",
         "CodeSha256": "VAISY9lY/a7DvxZNOSKCj+q/fsbfUaJjKhCsCVG3yzU=",
         "Role": "arn:aws:iam::610968236798:role/EIConnectorTestRole",
         "MasterArn": null,
         "CodeSize": 405,
         "State": "Active",
         "StateReason": null,
         "Environment": null,
         "StateReasonCode": null,
         "LastUpdateStatusReasonCode": null
  6. Log in to the AWS Management Console.

  7. Navigate to the AWS Lambda and Functions tab. Amazon Lambda Function

  8. Next you need to execute the function. Navigate to Configure test events.
    Configure Test Event

  9. Click Create new test event. Create Test Event

  10. Navigate and select the created test event from the dropdown in the top right corner. Click the Test button and execute the test event. Execute Test Event

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