Use AWS Cognito to build a secure authentication system for your platform

December 30, 2022

Tags: Technologies, IT Staff Augmentation

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One of the main tasks of a company or of any website is to guarantee the security of its users and visitors, to be able to offer reliable ways to protect data. One of them, and one of the most used in the world, is the AWS Cognito tool.


Amazon Web Services (AWS) is the world's most comprehensive and widely used cloud service, with more than 200 comprehensive services available in data centers around the world.


Cloud computing is the on-demand distribution of IT resources over the Internet with pay-as-you-go pricing. Instead of buying, operating, and maintaining physical servers and data centers, you can use a cloud provider like AWS to get technology services like processing power, storage, and databases as needed.


What is AWS Cognito?


One of the most used AWS services is its Cognito tool, ideal for protecting the data of a web platform and providing a secure authentication system, in order to increase the trust of users and site visitors.


As detailed on their website, Amazon Cognito "offers frictionless Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) with a cost-effective and customizable platform." Basically, it is a service to protect the entry of unregistered users or visitors, making sure that everyone has their username and password to be able to safely enter the website.


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“With Amazon Cognito, you can add user sign-up and login capabilities and control access to your web and mobile applications. Amazon Cognito provides an identity store that scales for millions of users, supports enterprise and social identity federation, and offers advanced security features to protect your consumers and businesses. Based on open identity standards, Amazon Cognito supports various compliance standards and integrates with front-end and back-end development resources” explains the official source.


Use Cases for AWS Cognito


With the Amazon Cognito application on your website, you can allow customers and users to sign up and login directly from your website, as well as from some social network and other platform.


Additionally, Amazon Cognito allows you to manage B2B identities. Use a variety of multi-tenancy options that provide different levels of tenant isolation and policy for your business. It also allows you to create a machine-to-machine authentication system.


One of the benefits of having the AWS Cognito tool is secure, role-based access to other AWS services, such as Amazon S3, Amazon DynamoDB, and AWS Lambda, all of which have many uses for your business and website.


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Platforms that support AWS Cognito


Amazon Cognito can be used on different mobile platforms, such as iOS, Android, Unity and Kindle Fire. Additionally, it is also available in the AWS SDK for JavaScript. The Cognito Your Users Pools feature is supported by the AWS Mobile SDK on iOS and Android and also in JavaScript.


At Rootstack we can offer you a team of experts in all Amazon AWS services, ready to help you with the technological project that your company needs, you just have to contact us and so we start working together.


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