Articles tagged with "alb"

How the Application Load Balancer works

Load Balancers are a key component in scalable and fault tolerant architectures. The basic idea is fairly simple, but the implementation involves a fair bit of complexity. In this post I‘ll explain the different components, how they interact, and how requests flow through a load-balanced architecture.

Building a Fargate-based container app with Cognito Authentication

In this post I’m going to show you how to use Cognito User Authentication in combination with a Docker app running in Fargate behind an Application Load Balancer and we’re going to build all this with the Cloud Development Kit (CDK). Why would you want to use this? You’re running your web application inside a docker container and don’t want to deal with user authentication.