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The Queue-it Security Framework is used to ensure that end users cannot reach to your protected backend routes without passing the virtual queue by performing a server-side validation before processing a request. This repository is containing two AWS lambda functions you can add them in your CloudFront distribution for CloudFront Events ViewerRequest and ViewerResponse to integrate queue-it functionality for your backend.


When a user makes a request to your backend Cloudfront will trigger the script in ViewerRequest function and that script validates the request and if it was needed it will redirect the user to the queue. After waiting in the queue, the queue engine will redirect the user back to your end attaching a query string parameter (queueittoken) containing some information about the user to the URL. The most important fields of the queueittoken are:

  • q - the users' unique queue identifier
  • ts - a timestamp of how long this redirect is valid
  • h - a hash of the token

After returning from the queue, the script will let user continue its request to your backend and will add a cookie to the user browser (the code in ViewerResponse will do that) containing a valid queue session and since then all the requests of that specific user will pass the validation from ViewerRequest function without going to the queue since it has a valid queue session cookie.


Please create two lambda edge functions one for ViewerRequest and one for ViewerResponse and put the code from this repository there respectively. Go to URL https://[your-customer-id][your-customer-id] and copy the value and set the JSON string in integrationConfig.jsin ViewerRequest. Set your CustomerId and SecretKey in index.js in ViewerRequest function. Finally, define the correct routes you want to protect by queue and set events ViewerRequest and ViewerResponse to the right function.

Please contact queue-it support for further information and intruction.

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