Posted On: May 28, 2013

We are thrilled to announce that we’ve expanded our identity federation capabilities to support web identity federation. This new feature introduces a new AWS Security Token Service (STS) API, AssumeRoleWithWebIdentity, which you can use to create cloud-backed mobile apps that use public identity providers such as Facebook, Google, or the newly launched Login with Amazon service for authentication. With web identity federation, you have an easy way to integrate, Facebook, or Google sign-in into your apps without having to write any server-side code and without distributing long-term AWS security credentials with the app.

For more information about web identity federation and how to get started, please see Creating Temporary Security Credentials for Mobile Apps Using Public Identity Providers in the AWS STS guide.