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Customizing Amazon Cognito User Pool Authentication Flow

Introduction Modern authentication flows incorporate new challenge types, in addition to a password, to verify the identity of users. For example, these challenge types include CAPTCHAs or dynamic challenge questions. With Amazon Cognito Your User Pools, we now have a flexible authentication flow that you can customize to incorporate additional authentication methods and support dynamic […]

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Accessing Your User Pools using the Amazon Cognito Identity SDK for JavaScript

Introduction In April, we launched the beta version of a new Amazon Cognito feature called Your User Pools. Among other functionality, the User Pools feature makes it easy for developers to add sign-up and sign-in functionality to web apps. AWS Mobile SDKs for Android, JavaScript, and iOS are available with this beta launch. In this […]

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Using Amazon Cognito and AWS Lambda to Detect Cheating

by Scott Willeke | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

This blog post was contributed by Steve Johnson, Senior Solutions Architect Today we’re going to talk about cheating in mobile games. Specifically, we’ll talk about how to prevent an exploit using Amazon Cognito and AWS Lambda. An exploit is an unplanned use case – something the player does that is unexpected or that has an […]

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Understanding Amazon Cognito Authentication Part 4: Enhanced Flow

by Bob Kinney | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Amazon Cognito helps you create unique identifiers for your end users that are kept consistent across devices and platforms. Amazon Cognito also delivers temporary, limited-privilege credentials to your application to access AWS resources. In previous posts (Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3), I covered several aspects of Amazon Cognito authentication flow. In this post, […]

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Announcing Twitter and Digits Support for Amazon Cognito

by Bob Kinney | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

When Amazon Cognito was first launched, we included support for Facebook, Google, Login with Amazon, as well as unauthenticated identities. In response to customer requests, we added OpenID Connect support as well as developer authenticated identities to enable developers to extend Amazon Cognito to support any aribitrary provider. Even though it was possible to add […]

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Announcing Amazon Cognito Streams

by Bob Kinney | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

On 1/20 we released a feature that gives developers, utilizing their credentials, full API access to the sync store to read and write user profile data as well as a data browser inside the Amazon Cognito console. Today we are excited to announce a new feature that gives customers even greater control and insight into […]

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Integrating Amazon Cognito using developer authenticated identities: An end-to-end example

by Rachit Dhall | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

In September, we introduced developer authenticated identities, a new feature that allows you to utilize your own end-user identities with Amazon Cognito (read our announcement post). The purpose of this post is to show an end-to-end sample that demonstrates how to integrate this feature with an existing authentication system. Using developer authenticated identities involves interaction […]

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Sync store access and simplified credentials provider

by Stefano Buliani | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

Today we released a new feature for Amazon Cognito that gives developers, utilizing their credentials, full API access to the sync store to read and write user profile data. This feature helps you access and modify user profiles from your backend infrastructure. For example, game developers can use this feature to distribute prizes to players […]

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Concrete Software uses Amazon Cognito for NHL Hockey Target Smash

by Stefano Buliani | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

"Using Amazon Cognito, we can build cross-platform games faster without managing backend infrastructure. Amazon Cognito sync helps us save game data to the cloud and synchronize it across devices."    – Keith Pichelman, CEO, Concrete Software About Concrete Software Concrete Software has designed and published games for mobile platforms, including iOS, Android, BlackBerry and Microsoft […]

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Using Amazon Cognito to sync data in Unity games

by Albert Vaca Cintora | on | Permalink | Comments |  Share

With the release of the Developer Preview for the AWS SDK for Unity you can now start using Amazon Cognito in your Unity games to synchronize player profiles and game state with the cloud. To demonstrate how to use this new SDK, we have created a simple Unity Scene that uses the Cognito Sync Service […]

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