Verify Auth challenge response Lambda trigger - Amazon Cognito

Verify Auth challenge response Lambda trigger


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Verify auth challenge response

Amazon Cognito invokes this trigger to verify if the response from the user for a custom Auth Challenge is valid or not. It is part of a user pool custom authentication flow.

The request for this trigger contains the privateChallengeParameters and challengeAnswer parameters. The Create Auth Challenge Lambda trigger returns privateChallengeParameters values, and contains the expected response from the user. The challengeAnswer parameter contains the user's response for the challenge.

The response contains the answerCorrect attribute. If the user successfully completes the challenge, Amazon Cognito sets the attribute value to true. If the user doesn't successfully complete the challenge, Amazon Cognito sets the value to false.

The challenge loop repeats until the users answers all challenges.

Verify Auth challenge Lambda trigger parameters

These are the parameters that Amazon Cognito passes to this Lambda function along with the event information in the common parameters.

JSON
{ "request": { "userAttributes": { "string": "string", . . . }, "privateChallengeParameters": { "string": "string", . . . }, "challengeAnswer": "string", "clientMetadata": { "string": "string", . . . }, "userNotFound": boolean }, "response": { "answerCorrect": boolean } }

Verify Auth challenge request parameters

userAttributes

This parameter contains one or more name-value pairs that represent user attributes.

userNotFound

When Amazon Cognito sets PreventUserExistenceErrors to ENABLED for your user pool client, Amazon Cognito populates this Boolean .

privateChallengeParameters

This parameter comes from the Create Auth Challenge trigger. To determine whether the user passed a challenge, Amazon Cognito compares the parameters against a user’s challengeAnswer.

This parameter contains all of the information that is required to validate the user's response to the challenge. That information includes the question that Amazon Cognito presents to the user (publicChallengeParameters), and the valid answers for the question (privateChallengeParameters). Only the Verify Auth Challenge Response Lambda trigger uses this parameter.

challengeAnswer

This parameter value is the answer from the user's response to the challenge.

clientMetadata

This parameter contains one or more key-value pairs that you can provide as custom input to the Lambda function for the verify auth challenge trigger. To pass this data to your Lambda function, use the ClientMetadata parameter in the AdminRespondToAuthChallenge and RespondToAuthChallenge API operations. Amazon Cognito doesn't include data from the ClientMetadata parameter in AdminInitiateAuth and InitiateAuth API operations in the request that it passes to the verify auth challenge function.

Verify Auth challenge response parameters

answerCorrect

If the user successfully completes the challenge, Amazon Cognito sets this parameter to true. If the user doesn't successfully complete the challenge, Amazon Cognito sets the parameter to false.

Verify Auth challenge response example

In this example, the Lambda function checks whether the user's response to a challenge matches the expected response. If the user's response matches the expected response, Amazon Cognito sets the answerCorrect parameter to true.

Node.js
exports.handler = (event, context, callback) => { if (event.request.privateChallengeParameters.answer == event.request.challengeAnswer) { event.response.answerCorrect = true; } else { event.response.answerCorrect = false; } // Return to Amazon Cognito callback(null, event); }