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    Overcomes the CloudFormation limitation on attaching an event to an uncontrolled bucket, for 1.9+. See this stackoverflow issue for more information.


    1. NPM dependency Looking to eliminate this step, as it will place the dependency within your deployed code.

    > npm install serverless-external-s3-event

    Declare the plugin in your serverless.yml

     - serverless-external-s3-event

    2. Give your deploy permission to access the bucket. The BUCKET_NAME variable within provider.iamRoleStatements.Resource.Fn::Join needs to be replaced with the name of the bucket you want to attach your event(s) to. If there are multiple buckets you want to attach events to add a new item for each bucket.

      name: aws
      runtime: nodejs4.3
        -  Effect: "Allow"
             - "s3:PutBucketNotification"
               - ""
               - - "arn:aws:s3:::BUCKET_NAME"
               - - "arn:aws:s3:::BUCKET_OTHERNAME"

    3. Attach an event to your target function. Add an -existingS3 event definition under 'events' of your function declaration. The 'events' value is optional under your -existingS3 event and if omitted, it will default to a single entry for "s3:ObjectCreated:*".

    The rules property is optional and can contain either a prefix, suffix or both of these properties as a rule for when the event will trigger.

    Note: The bucketEvents and eventRules attributes introduced in 1.0.1 will still work, but will likely be deprecated in the future.

        handler: index.handler
        timeout: 60
          - existingS3:
              bucket: BUCKET_NAME
                - s3:ObjectCreated:*
                - prefix: images/
                - suffix: .jpg

    Run the command. I could not figure out how to hook into the existing deploy behaviors built into's deploy command. So as a result you have to run a separate command AFTER you do sls deploy.

    > sls deploy
    Serverless: Zipping service...
    Serverless: Uploading CloudFormation file to S3...
    Serverless: Removing old service versions...
    Serverless: Uploading .zip file to S3...
    Serverless: Updating Stack...
    Serverless: Checking stack update progress...
    Serverless: Deployment successful!
    Service Information
    service: service-name
    stage: stage
    region: region
      someFunction: arn:aws:lambda:region:accountid:function:service-name-stage-someFunction
    > sls s3deploy
    Attaching event(s) to: someFunction

    I haz an error The only one I see, and quite regularly during my testing, is a result of having the wrong bucket name configured in the serverless.yml, either in the IAM configuration providing permissions or in the function definition where I'm attaching the event. Make sure your bucket names are right.

    >sls s3deploy
    Attaching event(s) to: BUCKET_NAME
      Invalid Argument ---------------------------------------
         Unable to validate the following destination configurations
         For debugging logs, run again after setting SLS_DEBUG env var.
      Get Support --------------------------------------------
         Please report this error. We think it might be a bug.


    npm i serverless-external-s3-events

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