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Using Amazon Cognito to Manage Authentication & Authorization to your Mobile and Web Apps

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Introduction
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Course Summary
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Wrap Up
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Introduction
Overview
Difficulty
Intermediate
Duration
19m
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Description

This course explores Amazon Cognito and how it can be used to manage authentication and authorization to your apps. We'll start with a general overview of Amazon Cognito and when to use it. Then we move on to user pools and identity pools. We round off the course by looking at how Amazon Cognito can be integrated with mobile and web apps and how to sync your app's user data across various platforms.

Learning Objectives

  • Create your own authentication mechanisms using Amazon Cognito
  • Create your own customized UI for user sign in
  • Create a secure user directory for all your applications and users

Intended Audience

This course is intended for anyone who is trying to understand what mechanisms are available for user authentication within AWS and specifically, those who want to use third-party identity providers, such as Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon.

Prerequisites

  • A decent understanding of cloud computing and cloud architectures, specifically with Amazon Web Services
  • Familiarity with basic security terminology, IAM, user authentication, and federation
  • It is helpful to know about Active Directory and other AD type services
Transcript

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 will.meadows@cloudacademy.com. Alternatively, you can always get in touch with us here at Cloud Academy by sending an email to support@cloudacademy.com, 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
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Will Meadows
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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.