Posted On: Jun 1, 2017

Today we launched the public beta of new features for Amazon Cognito User Pools that enable web and mobile app developers to easily add a sign in user experience and integrate SAML-based identity providers (IdPs). Now Amazon Cognito provides built-in user forms for sign up and sign in along with OAuth2 support. You can customize the built-in user experience and add it to your app with just a few lines of code. Your users can sign-in with your own user directory provided by Cognito User Pools or through corporate IdPs such as Microsoft Active Directory through SAML 2.0 federation.

Cognito now provides built-in integrations with IdPs, so you no longer have to integrate multiple IdP SDKs or handle redirects or post backs in your app. Instead, you can just use the Cognito SDK to direct your users to AWS-hosted pages for sign-up or sign-in, and Cognito handles the IdP interactions for you. Today we are supporting built-in integrations with SAML 2.0 IdPs, and we will be adding other IdPs soon. Now with built-in IdP integrations, Amazon Cognito User Pools provides a unified user directory and a consistent set of authentication tokens for all of your users.  

Amazon Cognito is available in the US East (N. Virginia), US East (Ohio), US West (Oregon), Asia Pacific (Mumbai), Asia Pacific (Seoul), Asia Pacific (Sydney), Asia Pacific (Tokyo), EU (Frankfurt), EU (Ireland), and EU (London) AWS regions.

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