#actix #lambda #actix-web

archived actix_lambda

Runs your actix-web app as a lambda app that will respond to Application Load Balancer requests

3 unstable releases

0.2.0 Jan 1, 2020
0.1.1 Apr 20, 2019
0.1.0 Apr 20, 2019


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Build Status Crates.io MSRV: 1.39.0

Helper libraries for running/testing Actix servers under AWS Lambda

Currently, it just consists of a simple helper function run that will run the entire app as a lambda function, and lambda_test which will feed in a single Application Load Balancer event into the Lambda app.


use actix_web::{http::Method, HttpRequest, HttpResponse, web};

fn root_handler(request: HttpRequest) -> HttpResponse {
    return HttpResponse::Ok().body("Hello world");

fn config(cfg: &mut web::ServiceConfig) {
     cfg.route("/", web::get().to(root_handler));
     // More route handlers

fn main() {

fn lambda_test() {

In addition to the Rust code, there's also some Python work with CloudFormation and Troposphere to enable building stacks with this. To deploy this do the following:

  1. Have a CLI-configured AWS account
  2. rustup target add x86_64-unknown-linux-musl
  3. brew install filosottile/musl-cross/musl-cross (or do Linux-equivalent steps to get a Musl cross-compiler)
  4. mkdir .cargo && echo '[target.x86_64-unknown-linux-musl]\nlinker = "x86_64-linux-musl-gcc"' > .cargo/config
  5. cargo build --release --target x86_64-unknown-linux-musl
  6. cd <copy of the helpers directory from here>
  7. pip install -r requirements.txt
  8. python cf.py <path to your app's root>
    • This will make a CloudFormation stack named after your app, and then do some custom configuration of the TargetGroup and Listener for the ALB to workaround an upstream bug

You should now be able to run your app from the URL that the script spat out.



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