AWS Lambda context object in Python - AWS Lambda

AWS Lambda context object in Python

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

  • get_remaining_time_in_millis – Returns the number of milliseconds left before the execution times out.

Context properties

  • function_name – The name of the Lambda function.

  • function_version – The version of the function.

  • invoked_function_arn – The Amazon Resource Name (ARN) that's used to invoke the function. Indicates if the invoker specified a version number or alias.

  • memory_limit_in_mb – The amount of memory that's allocated for the function.

  • aws_request_id – The identifier of the invocation request.

  • log_group_name – The log group for the function.

  • log_stream_name – The log stream for the function instance.

  • identity – (mobile apps) Information about the Amazon Cognito identity that authorized the request.

    • cognito_identity_id – The authenticated Amazon Cognito identity.

    • cognito_identity_pool_id – The Amazon Cognito identity pool that authorized the invocation.

  • client_context – (mobile apps) Client context that's provided to Lambda by the client application.

    • client.installation_id

    • client.app_title

    • client.app_version_name

    • client.app_version_code

    • client.app_package_name

    • custom – A dict of custom values set by the mobile client application.

    • env – A dict of environment information provided by the AWS SDK.

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


import time def get_my_log_stream(event, context):     print("Log stream name:", context.log_stream_name)    print("Log group name:", context.log_group_name)    print("Request ID:",context.aws_request_id)    print("Mem. limits(MB):", context.memory_limit_in_mb) # Code will run quickly, so we add a 1 second intentional delay so you can see that in time remaining value. time.sleep(1)    print("Time remaining (MS):", context.get_remaining_time_in_millis())

In addition to the options listed above, you can also use the AWS X-Ray SDK for Instrumenting Python code in AWS Lambda to identify critical code paths, trace their performance and capture the data for analysis.