AWS Tools for Windows PowerShell
Command Reference

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Synopsis

Invokes the Invoke operation against Amazon Lambda.

Syntax

Invoke-LMFunction
-FunctionName <String>
-Payload <String>
-ClientContext <String>
-InvocationType <InvocationType>
-LogType <LogType>
-Force <SwitchParameter>

Description

Submits an invocation request to Lambda. Upon receiving the request, Lambda executes the specified cloud function. To see the logs generated by the cloud function execution, see the CloudWatch logs console. This operation requires permission for the lambda:Invoke action.

Parameters

-ClientContext <String>
Using the ClientContext you can pass client-specific information to the Lambda function you are invoking. You can then process the client information in your Lambda function as you choose through the context variable. For an example of a ClientContext JSON, go to PutEvents in the Amazon Mobile Analytics API Reference and User Guide.
Required?False
Position?3
Accept pipeline input?False
-Force <SwitchParameter>
This parameter overrides confirmation prompts to force the cmdlet to continue its operation. This parameter should always be used with caution.
Required?False
Position?Named
Accept pipeline input?False
-FunctionName <String>
The Lambda function name.You can specify a function name (for example, Thumbnail) or you can specify Amazon Resource Name (ARN) of the function (for example, arn:aws:lambda:us-west-2:account-id:function:ThumbNail). AWS Lambda also allows you to specify a partial ARN (for example, account-id:Thumbnail). Note that the length constraint applies only to the ARN. If you specify only the function name, it is limited to 64 character in length.Length constraints: Minimum length of 1. Maximum length of 140.Pattern: (arn:aws:lambda:)?([a-z]{2}-[a-z]+-\d{1}:)?(\d{12}:)?(function:)?([a-zA-Z0-9-_]+)(:(\$LATEST|[a-zA-Z0-9-_]+))?
Required?False
Position?1
Accept pipeline input?True (ByValue, ByPropertyName)
-InvocationType <InvocationType>
By default, the Invoke API assumes "RequestResponse" invocation type. You can optionally request asynchronous execution by specifying "Event" as the InvocationType. You can also use this parameter to request AWS Lambda to not execute the function but do some verification, such as if the caller is authorized to invoke the function and if the inputs are valid. You request this by specifying "DryRun" as the InvocationType. This is useful in a cross-account scenario when you want to verify access to a function without running it.
Required?False
Position?4
Accept pipeline input?False
-LogType <LogType>
You can set this optional parameter to "Tail" in the request only if you specify the InvocationType parameter with value "RequestResponse". In this case, AWS Lambda returns the base64-encoded last 4 KB of log data produced by your Lambda function in the x-amz-log-results header.
Required?False
Position?5
Accept pipeline input?False
-Payload <String>
JSON that you want to provide to your Lambda function as input.
Required?False
Position?2
Accept pipeline input?False

Common Credential and Region Parameters

-AccessKey <String>
The AWS access key for the user account. This can be a temporary access key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Credential <AWSCredentials>
An AWSCredentials object instance containing access and secret key information, and optionally a token for session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileLocation <String>

Used to specify the name and location of the ini-format credential file (shared with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs)

If this optional parameter is omitted this cmdlet will search the encrypted credential file used by the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio first. If the profile is not found then the cmdlet will search in the ini-format credential file at the default location: (user's home directory)\.aws\credentials. Note that the encrypted credential file is not supported on all platforms. It will be skipped when searching for profiles on Windows Nano Server, Mac, and Linux platforms.

If this parameter is specified then this cmdlet will only search the ini-format credential file at the location given.

As the current folder can vary in a shell or during script execution it is advised that you use specify a fully qualified path instead of a relative path.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-ProfileName <String>
The user-defined name of an AWS credentials or SAML-based role profile containing credential information. The profile is expected to be found in the secure credential file shared with the AWS SDK for .NET and AWS Toolkit for Visual Studio. You can also specify the name of a profile stored in the .ini-format credential file used with the AWS CLI and other AWS SDKs.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-NetworkCredential <PSCredential>
Used with SAML-based authentication when ProfileName references a SAML role profile. Contains the network credentials to be supplied during authentication with the configured identity provider's endpoint. This parameter is not required if the user's default network identity can or should be used during authentication.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SecretKey <String>
The AWS secret key for the user account. This can be a temporary secret key if the corresponding session token is supplied to the -SessionToken parameter.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-SessionToken <String>
The session token if the access and secret keys are temporary session-based credentials.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-Region <String>
The system name of the AWS region in which the operation should be invoked. For example, us-east-1, eu-west-1 etc.
Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False
-EndpointUrl <String>

The endpoint to make the call against.

Note: This parameter is primarily for internal AWS use and is not required/should not be specified for normal usage. The cmdlets normally determine which endpoint to call based on the region specified to the -Region parameter or set as default in the shell (via Set-DefaultAWSRegion). Only specify this parameter if you must direct the call to a specific custom endpoint.

Required? False
Position? Named
Accept pipeline input? False

Inputs

You can pipe a String object to this cmdlet for the FunctionName parameter.

Outputs

System.Int32
This cmdlet returns a System.Int32 object. The service call response (type Amazon.Lambda.Model.InvokeResponse) can also be referenced from properties attached to the cmdlet entry in the $AWSHistory stack.

Supported Version

AWS Tools for PowerShell: 2.x.y.z