CloudFront Authentication - Take Two

The API Gateway, Route 53, and more that were used in Cloudfront Authentication…all of it was WAY costly and overkill.

By WAY, I mean it cost as much per month or two as it does to host this new Take Two version I wrote for an entire year.

Lambda@Edge Python Lambda with a payload of a SAML-capable processing script was the fastest, more cost-effective way to add SAML redirect login processing to a Cloudfront Distribution.

Continuous improvement!