CDK Construct (experimental)

AWS CDK (Cloud Development Kit) makes it possible to write infrastructure in code using familiar languages such as JavaScript or Python, and provision via Cloudformation. The tool is growing in popularity and so it seems fitting to enable Next.js users to be able to deploy their apps using it. The NextJSLambdaEdge construct will provision the same infrastructure as the serverless-component.

It's simple to include the Next.js construct in your app, the following will deploy your Next app using a Cloudfront domain:

// stack.ts
import { NextJSLambdaEdge } from "@sls-next/cdk-construct";
import * as cdk from "@aws-cdk/core";
export class MyStack extends cdk.Stack {
constructor(scope: cdk.Construct, id: string, props: cdk.StackProps) {
super(scope, id, props);
new NextJSLambdaEdge(this, "NextJsApp", {
serverlessBuildOutDir: "./build"
// bin.ts
import * as cdk from "@aws-cdk/core";
import { Builder } from "@sls-next/lambda-at-edge";
import { MyStack } from "./stack";
// Run the serverless builder, this could be done elsewhere in your workflow
const builder = new Builder(".", "./build", { args: ["build"] });
.then(() => {
const app = new cdk.App();
new MyStack(app, `MyStack`);
.catch((e) => {

To deploy your stack, use the cdk CLI as normal.

Adding a Custom Domain

Now you've deployed your app, you'll likely want to add a custom domain:

new NextJSLambdaEdge(this, "NextJsApp", {
serverlessBuildOutDir: "./build",
// `Certificate.fromCertificateArn` & `HostedZone.fromHostedZoneAttributes`
// retrieve existing resources, however you could create a new ones in your
// stack via the relevant constructs
domain: {
domainName: "",
hostedZone: HostedZone.fromHostedZoneAttributes(this, "Zone", {
hostedZoneId: "123ABC",
zoneName: ""
certificate: Certificate.fromCertificateArn(this, "Cert", "...arn...")

Available Props

  • serverlessBuildOutDir - the output directory of the Builder.
  • domain?: Object - if you'd like to add a custom domain, provide the following three fields on the domain object.
    • hostedZone: IHostedZone;
    • certificate: ICertificate;
    • domainName: string;
  • memory?: number | Record<string, number> - configure memory on all lambdas or individually.
  • timeout?: number | Record<string, number> - configure timeout on all lambdas or individually.
  • name?: string | Record<string, string> - configure the name of all lambdas or individually.
  • runtime?: lambda.Runtime | Record<string, lambda.Runtime> - configure the runtime of all lambdas or individually.
  • withLogging?: boolean - set debug logging on the lambda.
  • s3Props?: Partial<BucketProps> - pass custom s3 props
  • whiteListedCookies?: string[] - provide a list of cookies to forward to the CloudFront origin.
  • defaultBehavior?: Partial<cloudfront.Behaviour> - provide overrides for the default behavior
  • behaviours?: Array<cloudfront.Behaviour> - an array of Cloudfront distribution behaviours.
  • invalidationPaths?: string[] - an array of invalidation paths, by default we invalidate all pages found in manifest
  • cachePolicyName?: Object: configure the name given to the cache policies