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seneca-aws-lambda v1.0.2

Use AWS Lambda


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This plugin invokes AWS Lambda functions.


Install via npm. You will need install Seneca.js also.

npm install seneca-aws-lambda


var AWS = require('aws-sdk');
AWS.config.update({region: 'us-west-2'});

var seneca = require('seneca')();


  • instance: (string, default 'new AWS.Lambda()') an instance of AWS Lambda you want to use
var AWS = require()
var seneca = require('seneca')();

// Use a shared key string
seneca.use('aws-lambda', {
    instance: new AWS.Lambda({apiVersion: '2015-03-31'})

AWS Configuration

Refer to the AWS SDK for authenticating to AWS prior to using this plugin.

Provided actions

seneca-aws-lambda provide the following actions. (all including the {role: "aws-lambda"})

invoke - run a lambda function

  • arguments: functionName all other arguments are passed to the lambda function
  • result: result of the lambda function
seneca.act({role: 'aws-lambda', cmd: 'invoke', functionName: 'imgr-search', text: 'metalocolypse'}, function (err, results) {
    if (err) {
        return console.log(err);

    console.log(results); // Show the results of the lambda function

You even just invoke a lambda function and not wait for the response. However, this still requires your lambda function to still call context.done() so seneca does not time out.

Lambda Function

exports.handler = function(event, context) {
    context.done(); // Call done immediately to alert seneca

    // Do some heavy lifting

Invoke with No Callback

seneca.act({role: 'aws-lambda', cmd: 'invoke', functionName: 'no-response', key: 'value'});


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