Implementing security for your application is not easy, starting with managing username and password in a database it quickly gets complicated with authentication flows, access control and token management. Amazon Cognito provides a simple and secure way to add authentication and access control to your application. Amazon Cognito is a serverless service and scales to millions of users without any further configuration. Amazon Cognito supports sign–in with social identity providers like Facebook, Google, and Amazon and enterprise identity providers via SAML 2.0.
Some of the core features of Amazon Cognito are:
Secure and scalable user directory
Identity federation with social and enterprise identity providers
Access control for AWS resources
Easy integration with SDK and built–in UI
This course is a technical hands–on course to use Amazon Cognito for securing your application. The primary objectives of this course are:
Understand the importance of identity, authentication and authorization
Understand Amazon Cognito’s core features
Detailed look at tokens and token management
Add single–sign–on feature to our application
Secure API gateway API using Cognito user pool authorizer
Understand and implement Amazon Cognito identity pool to securely access AWS services or other backend resources directly from application
Implement identity pool with user pool and other identity providers like Facebook, Amazon, etc.
Specification: Amazon Cognito: The Complete Introduction (2019)