Introduction to Amazon Cognito


Amazon Cognito

Introduction to Amazon Cognito 


Hello, my name is Will Meadows, and today we'll be talking about Amazon Cognito, a service that helps in simplifying user sign-up, sign-in, and overall authentication of your mobile and web applications. If you have any questions about anything I'm covering in this series, please let me know at Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to, and one of our cloud experts will reply to your question, concern, or comment.

I would recommend this course for anyone who's trying to understand what mechanisms are available for user authentication within AWS, specifically if they wanna use third-party identity providers such as Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon. After completing this course, you'll be able to create your own authentication mechanisms using Amazon Cognito. You will be able to create your own customized UI for user sign-in. And you'll be able to create a secure user directory for all of your applications and users.

You should have a decent understanding of cloud computing and cloud architectures, specifically with Amazon Web Services. You should also be familiar with basic security terminology, IAM, user authentication, and federation. It is helpful to know about Active Directory and other AD type services. 

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About the Author
Will Meadows
Senior Content Developer

William Meadows is a passionately curious human currently living in the Bay Area in California. His career has included working with lasers, teaching teenagers how to code, and creating classes about cloud technology that are taught all over the world. His dedication to completing goals and helping others is what brings meaning to his life. In his free time, he enjoys reading Reddit, playing video games, and writing books.