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Discussion on: Basic Authentication with Lambda@Edge

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Jay Wolfe

Please note that it's a horrible idea to use this for anything that's actually sensitive

Can you explain why?

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Joseph Snell

Biggest reason I see is that you'd have to hardcode the username/password in code which means it would likely end up in source control. Not to mention this limits you to a single, static username/password combo which is in and of itself insecure.

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Lee Nattress

The check occurs in a lambda. It would be trivial to query cognito, a dynamodb or any other type of storage here. You should never just use code from the web, this is an example of the setup, and may I say thankyou to the original author, it helped me a great deal.