Publish date December 24, 2019
What is Amazon Cognito?
Amazon Cognito is a medium which provides authentication, authorization & user management for the web & mobile applications. The users can sign in directly using a username and password or through a third-party authentication such as Facebook, Google, Amazon or Apple. There are two important components involved in Amazon Cognito:
Both these components can either be used separately or together.
How Amazon Cognito fosters security?
As we all know how important today security is, especially in the digital world. To have a secure sign-in into the application is the core requirement in this day and age. This is something which cannot be overlooked by the development teams. It may also become unvaryingly tiresome to create custom codes for these User Interfaces. Thus, to simplify the whole process, Amazon Cognito came into the picture.
How does Amazon Cognito work?
Amazon Cognito is a managed service that enables you to add users quickly for your mobile and web applications by providing in-built sign-in screens and authentication functionality. Amazon Cognito plays a vital role in application development on the AWS cloud.
Where is Amazon Cognito used?
The developers use Amazon Cognito service in mobile and web applications. Cognito enables developers with secure access to the application’s resources.
What are the best practices?
A user pool & a user directory is created & configured first, in the Amazon Cognito either through AWS Management Console, AWS CLI, or AWS SDK. Once this is done, you can download, install, and integrate AWS Mobile SDK through your app, whether on iOS or Android. You also have a choice to call Application Programming Interfaces directly for Cognito if you do not choose to use SDK, as it uncovers all control and data APIs as web services so that you can consume them through client library of your own.
You can monitor Cognito metrics and log Application Programming Interface activities in real-time as Amazon Cognito integrates with CloudTrail and CloudWatch. This also enables you to take necessary action for any suspicious activity or security threat.
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