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Building Serverless Microservices in Python

By : Richard Takashi Freeman
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Building Serverless Microservices in Python

By: Richard Takashi Freeman

Overview of this book

Over the last few years, there has been a massive shift from monolithic architecture to microservices, thanks to their small and independent deployments that allow increased flexibility and agile delivery. Traditionally, virtual machines and containers were the principal mediums for deploying microservices, but they involved a lot of operational effort, configuration, and maintenance. More recently, serverless computing has gained popularity due to its built-in autoscaling abilities, reduced operational costs, and increased productivity. Building Serverless Microservices in Python begins by introducing you to serverless microservice structures. You will then learn how to create your first serverless data API and test your microservice. Moving on, you'll delve into data management and work with serverless patterns. Finally, the book introduces you to the importance of securing microservices. By the end of the book, you will have gained the skills you need to combine microservices with serverless computing, making their deployment much easier thanks to the cloud provider managing the servers and capacity planning.
Table of Contents (13 chapters)
Title Page

Securing Your Microservice

In this chapter, we will get a brief overview of security in AWS to ensure that your serverless microservices are secure. Before we create our first microservice, we first need to understand the AWS security models. We're going to discuss different terms that are important and the overall AWS security model. We are then going to talk about IAM, which is used to access any of the AWS resources. Finally, we'll look at securing your serverless microservice.

We will cover the following topics in this chapter:

  • Overview of the security in AWS
  • Overview of AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM)
  • Securing your serverless microservice