Now that we’ve added all of the functionality of session attributes, let’s create our Lambda function.

We’ve detailed the steps below, but if you need a refresher, check out this video on creating a Lambda function and this video on adding your ARN to your Alexa skill.


  • Navigate to aws.amazon.com, head to your lambda service and create a new function named CodecademyFlashcards
  • Make sure your region is set to Northern Virginia
  • Select the Fact Skill blueprint
  • Paste the code from index.js into Lambda function text editor
  • Set your role to lambda_basic_execution
  • Set the trigger for your Lambda function to Alexa Skills Kit. You can do that by clicking on the triggers tab and adding it.
  • Grab your ARN number and navigate to developers.amazon.com, paste it in your configuration section

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