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Using Amazon Cognito to sync data in Unity games

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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Understanding Amazon Cognito Authentication Part 3: Roles and Policies

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

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Understanding Amazon Cognito Authentication Part 2: Developer Authenticated Identities

Amazon Cognito helps you create unique identifiers for your end users that are kept consistent across devices and platforms. Cognito also delivers temporary, limited-privilege credentials to your application to access AWS resources. In a previous post, I covered the basics of Cognito’s authentication flow. In this post, I will show the differences in that flow […]

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Amazon Cognito Adds Industry Standard Support with OpenID Connect

We are excited to announce that we’re enhancing Amazon Cognito to support OpenID Connect (OIDC), an open standard for identity authentication. You can now utilize Amazon Cognito to generate unique identifiers and receive temporary AWS credentials with any OIDC-compatible provider. This new feature greatly expands the universe of identity providers you can leverage with Amazon […]

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Amazon Cognito : Announcing Developer Authenticated Identities

Amazon Cognito helps developers synchronize user-state across devices and securely access AWS resources. When we released Amazon Cognito, we offered the ability to create unique identities through a number of public identity providers (Amazon, Facebook, and Google) and also supported unauthenticated, “guest” users. Based on customer feedback, today we are announcing support for “developer authenticated […]

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Understanding Amazon Cognito Authentication

Amazon Cognito helps you create unique identifiers for your end users that are kept consistent across devices and platforms. Cognito also delivers temporary, limited-privilege credentials to your application to access AWS resources. Today, I’m going to cover the basics of how authentication in Cognito works and explain the life cycle of an identity inside your […]

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Using Amazon Cognito to Sync Data

The percentage of people with multiple mobile devices is growing. These people might use their phone on the go and their tablet when they get home. Consequently, they now want to be able to seamlessly transition from one device to another. In previous posts, we’ve talked about how to use Amazon Cognito to provide a […]

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Use Amazon Cognito in your website for simple AWS authentication

Warning (Nov 2017): The content below is outdated. Updated content is forthcoming. Amazon Cognito helps you create unique identifiers for your end users that are kept consistent across devices and platforms. Cognito also delivers temporary, limited-privilege credentials to your application to access AWS resources. Over the past few weeks, the team has been working hard […]

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Using the Amazon Cognito Credentials Provider

Warning (Nov 2017): The content below is outdated. Updated content is forthcoming. Amazon Cognito helps you create unique identifiers for your end users that are kept consistent across devices and platforms. Cognito also delivers temporary, limited-privilege credentials to your application to access AWS resources. With Amazon Cognito your application can support unauthenticated guest users as […]

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