AWS Lambda
Developer Guide

AWS Lambda Context Object in Java

When Lambda runs your function, it passes a context object to the handler. This object provides methods and properties that provide information about the invocation, function, and execution environment.

Context Methods

  • getRemainingTimeInMillis() – Returns the number of milliseconds left before the execution times out.

  • getFunctionName() – Returns the name of the Lambda function.

  • getFunctionVersion() – Returns the version of the function.

  • getInvokedFunctionArn() – Returns the Amazon Resource Name (ARN) used to invoke the function. Indicates if the invoker specified a version number or alias.

  • getMemoryLimitInMB() – Returns the amount of memory configured on the function.

  • getAwsRequestId() – Returns the identifier of the invocation request.

  • getLogGroupName() – Returns the log group for the function.

  • getLogStreamName() – Returns the log stream for the function instance.

  • getIdentity() – (mobile apps) Returns information about the Amazon Cognito identity that authorized the request.

  • getClientContext() – (mobile apps) Returns the client context provided to the Lambda invoker by the client application.

  • getLogger() – Returns the logger object for the function.

The following example shows a handler function that logs context information.


package example; import; import; import; public class ContextLogger { public static void myHandler(InputStream inputStream, OutputStream outputStream, Context context) { int letter; try { while((letter = != -1) { outputStream.write(Character.toUpperCase(letter)); } Thread.sleep(3000); // Intentional delay for testing the getRemainingTimeInMillis() result. } catch (Exception e) { e.printStackTrace(); } // Print info from the context object System.out.println("Function name: " + context.getFunctionName()); System.out.println("Max mem allocated: " + context.getMemoryLimitInMB()); System.out.println("Time remaining in milliseconds: " + context.getRemainingTimeInMillis()); System.out.println("CloudWatch log stream name: " + context.getLogStreamName()); System.out.println("CloudWatch log group name: " + context.getLogGroupName()); } }


  • aws-lambda-java-core

Build the code with the Lambda library dependencies to create a deployment package. For instructions, see AWS Lambda Deployment Package in Java.