Replacing AWS DB with 3rd party DB


#1

Thanks for the guide, it’s awesome!

For various reasons, I won’t be able to use AWS DB for my project. I will probably use a 3rd party managed database (like OVH Cloud DB).

My question is: can I use Cognito for authentication and access control to this DB? (replicating what is done in this tutorial with DynamoDB)

My guess is that it is provider-dependent and that I might be able to do something like what the Stripe part of the guide covers. But as I’m not familiar with Cognito nor OVH Cloud DB, I am sure of nothing.

Thanks for helping out!


#2

So we use Cognito to secure the APIs and it does not deal directly with DynamoDB. So you should be able to use any DB provider inside your Lambda functions.