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Setting Up Auth using AWS-CDK, Cognito, NextJs 14, and AWS Amplify v6

Welcome to this blog we'll learn how to set up using AmplifyV6

We'll deploy our backend using aws-cdk
We'll deploy our frontend (Next 14) on aws amplify hosting

If you feel lost with the steps or code do check out the GitHub repo

Only authenticated users are greeted!
Live App

The Complete code for this blog is available here :

Github Code

So let's get Started

Create a parent folder initialize git init and add a .gitignore file

take auth-cognito

Add the following in the .gitignore file

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now let's start building our backend


let's initialize our CDK project backend

take backend in your terminal

cdk init app . --language=typescript in your terminal

let's remove the git to avoid conflicts with our monorepo

rm -rf .git [works on linux and mac]

Now run cdk bootstrap in your terminal

Now Let's create a handy script to synthesize and deploy our cdk application in package.json

"deploy": "cdk synth && cdk deploy --all"

now rename your lib folder to stacks and create
auth.stack.ts in your stacks folder

Let's create our user pool and user pool client

import * as cdk from "aws-cdk-lib";
import { Construct } from "constructs";
import { aws_cognito as Cognito } from "aws-cdk-lib";
import * as iam from "aws-cdk-lib/aws-iam";

interface authStackProps extends cdk.StackProps {}

export class AuthStack extends cdk.Stack {
  public readonly userPool: Cognito.UserPool;
  public readonly userPoolClient: Cognito.UserPoolClient;

  constructor(scope: Construct, id: string, props?: authStackProps) {
    super(scope, id, props);
    this.userPool = this.createUserPool();
    this.userPoolClient = this.createWebClient();

  createUserPool(props?: authStackProps) {
    const userPool = new Cognito.UserPool(this, "UserPool", {
      userPoolName: "UserPool",
      selfSignUpEnabled: true,
      autoVerify: {
        email: true,
      passwordPolicy: {
        minLength: 8,
        requireLowercase: false,
        requireUppercase: false,
        requireDigits: false,
        requireSymbols: false,
      signInAliases: {
        email: true,
      standardAttributes: {
        email: {
          required: true,
          mutable: true,
      customAttributes: {
        name: new Cognito.StringAttribute({
          minLen: 3,
          maxLen: 20,
    return userPool;

  createWebClient() {
    const userPoolClient = new Cognito.UserPoolClient(
        userPool: this.userPool,
        authFlows: {
          userPassword: true,
          userSrp: true,
    return userPoolClient;

  output() {
    new cdk.CfnOutput(this, "UserPoolId", {
      value: this.userPool.userPoolId,
    new cdk.CfnOutput(this, "UserPoolClientId", {
      value: this.userPoolClient.userPoolClientId,
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Now lets this stack to our bin and deploy

#!/usr/bin/env node
import "source-map-support/register";
import * as cdk from "aws-cdk-lib";
import { AuthStack } from "../stacks/auth-stack";

const app = new cdk.App();
const authStack = new AuthStack(app, "AuthStack");
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take npm run deploy

Don't forget to note down the values from the UserPool and UserPool Client


All the code can be found under the frontend folder of repo

Now let's start building our frontend you can clone the repo and run cd frontend && npm init

create .env.local file and add your Userpool and UserpoolClient Values

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Configuring Amplify on ServerSide

create a folder utils and create amplifyServerUtils.ts

this file exports runWithAmplifyServerContext with our config object in it

import { createServerRunner } from "@aws-amplify/adapter-nextjs";
import { ResourcesConfig, AuthConfig } from "@aws-amplify/core";

const config: ResourcesConfig = {
  Auth: {
    Cognito: {
      userPoolId: process.env.NEXT_PUBLIC_USER_POOL_ID as string,
      userPoolClientId: process.env.NEXT_PUBLIC_USER_POOL_CLIENT_ID as string,
      signUpVerificationMethod: "code",
export const { runWithAmplifyServerContext } = createServerRunner({
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Let's dive into setting up our protected routes in the root of the folder you'll find

The middleware function takes care of all the request-response and cors

export const config = {
  matcher: ["/"],
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this line protects our home route

the authenticated function checks whether the User is authenticated if the user is not authenticated we redirect the user signup, try it yourself

return NextResponse.redirect(new URL("/signup", request.url));

Now let's work to configure AWS to amplify the Client Side

if you see the ConfigureAmplifyClientSide.ts

The steps are pretty much the same but we will be adding into our root layout


Verified user in Cognito

Success Home page


Make sure you've uploaded your mono repo on Github

Go to AWS Amplify and select hosting
Select GitHub and Grant Permission

have a look at how to work with a mono-repo

wokring with Monorepo

Now click on advance settings and add your environment Variables

Make sure you add this custom image value

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And Tadddaa We're done

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