Next.js Authentication With AWS Amplify: A Comprehensive Guide

Melih Yumak
8 min readJul 20
Nextjs Authentication with AWS Amplify

How to use Next.js user authentication with AWS Amplify? Explore how to implement authentication in Next.js using Amplify with code examples. Next.js is one of my favorite framework for building server-side rendered React applications. Amplify is a powerful set of tools and services provided by AWS (Amazon Web Services). Amplify simplifies the process of adding authentication to your applications. Let’s explore how can we use Next.js with AWS Amplify.


Tired of wrestling with web app authentication? Want to introduce Amplify to your Next.js projects? You’re at the right place! In this comprehensive guide, we’ll integrate an authentication system into your Next.js applications using AWS Amplify. This step-by-step guide will help you add authentication flow in a very short time!

After reading this article, you will gain a deep understanding of how to implement and manage secure authentication in your Next.js applications using AWS Amplify. From setting up AWS Amplify to writing secure authentication codes.

Table Of Contents

  1. Setting up Next.js and Amplify
  2. Creating an Amplify Authentication Backend
  3. Implementing User Sign In and Sign Up
  4. Adding Social Login and Signup
  5. Additional information on Signup
  6. Protecting Routes with Authentication
  7. Retrieving User Information
  8. Handling Sign Out
  9. Conclusion


Before we dive into the implementation, make sure you have the following prerequisites in place:

  • Basic understanding of Next.js and React
  • An AWS account with administrative access
  • Node.js and npm installed on your machine ( NVM tutorial link )

Setting up Next.js and Amplify

First, let’s set up a new Next.js project and configure Amplify. Open your terminal and run the following commands:

npx create-next-app nextjs-amplify
cd nextjs-amplify