Enabling AWS SES in serverless.yml

I just atarted using It was easy to set up sending text messages by adding the “SNS:Publish” attribute the the “provider” portion of serverless,yml, but my guess at adding “SES:Publish” didn’t do the same magic:

  name: aws
  runtime: nodejs6.10
    - Effect: Allow
        - s3:*
        - SNS:Publish
        - SES:Publish
      Resource: "*"

Do I need to set this up manually?

Thanks in advance. Having a blast with serverless so far!


What error message are you getting?

I think your problem is that while sns:Publish is a valid action, ses:Publis is not.
You probably want ses:SendEmail.

Check out the Cloudonaut IAM reference for all the possible actions.

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the error was *Missing final ‘@domain

My bad: I had googled this and went down the wrong path. Turns out it was just missing proper email in the “Source” attribute.

var AWS = require('aws-sdk');

function sendEmail(subjectText, bodyText, bodyHTML) {
  /* The following example sends a formatted email: */
  AWS.config.region = 'us-east-1';
  var ses = new AWS.SES();
  var params = {
    Destination: {
       ToAddresses: [
    Message: {
     Body: {
       Html: {
       Charset: "UTF-8", 
       Data: bodyHTML
      Text: {
       Charset: "UTF-8", 
       Data: bodyText
     Subject: {
      Charset: "UTF-8", 
      Data: subjectText
    Source: "owendall@agile-innovations.net",
     Tags: [
         Name: 'source', /* required */
         Value: 'AWS' /* required */
       /* more items */
 ses.sendEmail(params, function(err, data) {
   if (err) console.log(err, err.stack); // an error occurred
   else     console.log("Sent email");           // successful response


this worked after following the required process with AWS to verify the email address in the “Destination” object.

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