Posted On: Nov 6, 2014
Developer authenticated identities
On 9/29 we introduced developer authenticated identities, a simple API to receive temporary, limited-privilege AWS credentials for users in your database. This allows you to receive temporary credentials based on your own user id, and then use the Amazon Cognito Sync service to store data in the AWS Cloud and synchronize across your users’ devices.
OpenID Connect support
On 10/23 we launched support for OpenID Connect, you can now receive temporary, limited privilege credentials to access your AWS resources through any OpenID Connect compatible provider. Simply by declaring your chosen provider in the IAM management console you can receive temporary credentials to access all your AWS resources.
On 11/6 we introduced support for push data synchronization - Amazon Cognito Sync lets your application store user data and synchronize it across multiple devices and the cloud - with push sync whenever a device modifies the data stored in the AWS Cloud, Amazon Cognito sends a silent push notification to all the other devices for that user to notify them of the change.
Amazon Cognito in EU West 1
On 11/6 we announced the availability of Amazon Cognito in the EU West 1 region. This means you can now use the Cognito console to create an identity pool in your chosen region, and all of your user data will be stored only in that region.