Posted On: Oct 23, 2014

We are making Amazon Cognito even more flexible by enabling app developers to make use of identities from any identity provider that supports OpenID Connect (OIDC). OIDC is an open standard that enables app developers to leverage additional identity providers for authentication. This way they can focus on developing their app rather than dealing with user names and passwords. Today’s launch adds OIDC identities to the variety of identities that Cognito already supports – public provider identities (Login with Amazon, Facebook, and Google), guest user identities, and developer authenticated identities.

For more information, see Building an App using Amazon Cognito and an OpenID Connect Identity Provider on the AWS Security Blog.