A simple way to get your own graphql resolvers running in AWS
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Deploy your own GraphQL Resolvers

Note that I use maxrozen.com as an example wildly throughout this repo.

Please note:

  • The GraphQL Endpoint has NO AUTHENTICATION
  • We are intentionally splitting out the /api folder into its own project requiring npm installing - you can also move the package.json into the root directory, copy local.js into the root directory and name it index.js - and you'll be able to serve your React components with GraphQL Resolvers locally
  • The cloudfront.tf file will serve the index.html file in your S3 bucket as a website at YOUR_DOMAIN_URL, and the GraphQL endpoint will be the value defined in graphql_endpoint in vars.tf


  • Set up Terraform: Guide for macOS

  • Some knowledge of AWS/GraphQL

  • Your site must already be set-up in Route53 with a hosted zone - in my case it is "maxrozen.com"

  • You must have an S3 bucket with your url already set-up - in my case it is "maxrozen.com", also enable Static website hosting in S3, ticking Use this bucket to host a website and set your index document to index.html

  • Your webpack config must output the build of your GraphQL Resolver to /build

Setup steps:

  1. Edit infrastructure/vars.tf, set up all of your variables
  2. Edit infrastructure/backend.tf, copy your Domain name to bucket and key, and copy your aws_region to region (variables don't work in this one file)
  3. Run npm install or yarn in /api, then npm run build
  4. Change directory to /infrastructure, then run terraform init and terraform plan to see the new infrastructure to be created. If you're happy with the changes, run terraform apply
  5. OPTIONAL: To tear down the infrastructure terraform has created, run terraform destroy