David Shepard
Daniel Park

UCEN - SB Mission Room
Tue, Jul 16 4:30pm - 5:15pm

When UCLA HumTech converted a homegrown application to a serverless app, we had to rethink how we approached data security. While UCLA has a number of solutions to protect student data, most of these solutions assume that there's a server to run on. A serverless app requires rethinking how we accessed Shibboleth, queried the student record system, and protected resources.

This talk will present our experience securing a serverless application. It is for developers, system administrators, and supervisors interested in serverless architecture. We will cover integrating Shibboleth with Amazon Cognito, configuring Lambda functions to access campus-restricted services, and setting security groups and VPCs correctly to protect resources. Finally, we will present our lessons learned and discuss the benefits and drawbacks of serverless apps for apps developed in-house.

Previous Knowledge
Programming or system administration experience

Software Installation Expectation

Session Skill Level

Session Track
Securing Information, Assets and Systems