AWS Mobile Blog

Category: Amazon Cognito

Building progressive web apps with the Amplify Framework and AWS AppSync

This article was written by Rob Costello, Solutions Architect, AWS Many organizations regularly collect valuable data about employees’ or customers’ experiences or concerns using polls or surveys. For this scenario, a client application should perform the following tasks: Present different types of questions Collect responses from varying sets of users Store data (and metadata) for […]

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Supporting backend and internal processes with AWS AppSync multiple authorization types

Imagine a scenario where you created a mobile or web application that uses a GraphQL API built on top of AWS AppSync and Amazon DynamoDB tables. Another backend or internal process such as an AWS Lambda function now needs to update data in the backend tables. A new feature in AWS AppSync lets you grant […]

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Amplify Framework adds support for AWS Lambda Triggers in Auth and Storage categories

The Amplify Framework is an open source project for building cloud-enabled mobile and web applications. Today, we’re happy to announce that you can set up AWS Lambda triggers directly from the Amplify CLI. Using Lambda triggers, you can call event-based Lambda functions for authentication, database actions, and storage operations from other AWS services like Amazon […]

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Using multiple authorization types with AWS AppSync GraphQL APIs

Written by Ionut Trestian, Min Bi, Vasuki Balasubramaniam, Karthikeyan, Manuel Iglesias, BG Yathi Raj, and Nader Dabit Today, AWS announced that AWS AppSync now supports configuring more than one authorization type for GraphQL APIs. You can now configure a single GraphQL API to deliver private and public data. Private data requires authenticated access using authorization […]

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Implementing passwordless email authentication with Amazon Cognito

Having to remember passwords can be a pain, especially for passwords that you don’t use often. Like most people, you too are probably familiar with having to click the “forgot password” link or button on websites and apps. Many people are tempted to use bad practices such as using short passwords, using easily guessable passwords, […]

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Understanding Amazon Cognito user pool OAuth 2.0 grants

In addition to using the Amazon Cognito-specific user APIs to authenticate users, Amazon Cognito user pools also support the OAuth 2.0 authorization framework for authenticating users. After you configure a domain for the user pool, Amazon Cognito automatically provisions a hosted UI that enables you to easily add a federated, single sign-on experience to your […]

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Announcing the AWS Amplify CLI toolchain

Today we’re launching the AWS Amplify Command Line Interface (CLI) toolchain for developers. AWS Amplify is an open-source library that you can use to build sophisticated cloud-powered mobile and web apps. Since the launch of the JavaScript library last year, we’ve received positive feedback, encouragement, and most importantly, contributions from the open-source and JavaScript communities. […]

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Building ADFS Federation for your Web App using Amazon Cognito User Pools

User authentication and authorization can be challenging when you’re building web and mobile apps. The challenges include handling user data and passwords, token-based authentication, federating identities from external identity providers (IdPs), managing fine-grained permissions, scalability, and more. In this blog post walkthrough, we show you how to federate identities from Windows Server Active Directory to […]

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User settings sync for iOS with AWS AppSync

Amazon Cognito Sync is a service that you can use for syncing application-related user profile data across devices. The client library caches the data locally so that the app can read and write data, regardless of the device connectivity state. The data stored is generally shown as a key-value pair, where the keys and values […]

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