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SQS Queue with a cross-account Lambda triggers

AWS SQS was limited to AWS Lambda functions triggers which belonged to the same account where the SQS Queue is created. Now with the recent announcement, we can trigger Lambda functions from a different account.

Architecture

The architecture of cross account Lambda triggers would be as Account 1 which has the SQS Queue with existing Lambda function triggers in the same account, now the Lambda function in Account 2 can be added as the trigger with the Lambda function ARN.
Architecute

Setting up Lambda function trigger

Navigate to the SQS console and select the Queue, under Lambda triggers, click on Configure Lambda function trigger
Lambda trigger
Select the the option Enter AWS Lambda function ARN and key in your Lambda function ARN from Account 2.
Configure Lambda trigger

Permission and access to the SQS Queue

Account 2 trigger Lambda function's execution role would need to be modified to give SQS access on Account 1 with the AWS managed policy AWSLambdaSQSQueueExecutionRole And also SQS Queue has to be provisioned with certain access policy so that Lambda function can process the messages

Lambda function execution role with AWSLambdaSQSQueueExecutionRole policy.

{
    "Version": "2012-10-17",
    "Statement": [
        {
            "Effect": "Allow",
            "Action": [
                "sqs:ReceiveMessage",
                "sqs:DeleteMessage",
                "sqs:GetQueueAttributes",
                "logs:CreateLogGroup",
                "logs:CreateLogStream",
                "logs:PutLogEvents"
            ],
            "Resource": "*"
        }
    ]
}
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SQS Queue access policy

{
  "Version": "2008-10-17",
  "Id": "__default_policy_ID",
  "Statement": [
    {
      "Sid": "__owner_statement",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Principal": {
        "AWS": "arn:aws:iam::account1:root"
      },
      "Action": "SQS:*",
      "Resource": "arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:account1:demo"
    },
    {
      "Sid": "demo_cross_account",
      "Effect": "Allow",
      "Principal": {
        "AWS": "arn:aws:iam::account2:role/lambdaExecutionRole",
      },
      "Action": "SQS:*",
      "Resource": "arn:aws:sqs:us-east-1:account1:demo"
    }
  ]
}
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Although, the policy states "Action": "SQS:*" with "Effect": "Allow", the access rights for cross account doesn't grant you access to AddPermission, CreateQueue, DeleteQueue, ListQueue, ListQueueTags, RemovePermission, SetQueueAttributes, TagQueue and UntagQueue SQS actions. The only constraint for cross account Lambda triggers are both SQS and Lambda function have to be in the same AWS region.

Sending and receiving messages from SQS

From the console, you can click on Send and receive messages button and type your message and click on Send message.
Send message
Once the message is sent to the SQS Queue, it triggers the configured Lambda functions with a SQS message records. The message is logged with CloudWatch execution logs.
Received message

This implementation could be tested with CLI also, you can follow the tutorial from AWS.

Conclusion

SQS being one of the oldest services has easied out integration with Lambda function triggers and now that been leveled up with cross-account Lambda function triggers it has eased the integration process for most developers who are working around to implement this.

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