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Figure 2. Get the projectID and inset it in a custom claim in the Identity token

Use Amazon Cognito to add claims to an identity token for fine-grained authorization

With Amazon Cognito, you can quickly add user sign-up, sign-in, and access control to your web and mobile applications. After a user signs in successfully, Cognito generates an identity token for user authorization. The service provides a pre token generation trigger, which you can use to customize identity token claims before token generation. In this […]

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ABAC POLICIES

Control access to Amazon Elastic Container Service resources by using ABAC policies

As an AWS customer, if you use multiple Amazon Elastic Container Service (Amazon ECS) services/tasks to achieve better isolation, you often have the challenge of how to manage access to these containers. In such cases, using tags can enable you to categorize these services in different ways, such as by owner or environment. This blog […]

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How to secure API Gateway HTTP endpoints with JWT authorizer

This blog post demonstrates how you can secure Amazon API Gateway HTTP endpoints with JSON web token (JWT) authorizers. Amazon API Gateway helps developers create, publish, and maintain secure APIs at any scale, helping manage thousands of API calls. There are no minimum fees, and you only pay for the API calls you receive. Based […]

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Managing permissions with grants in AWS Key Management Service

February 22, 2022: This post has been updated to clarify details of the example KMS grants provided in this blog. AWS Key Management Service (AWS KMS) helps customers to use encryption to secure their data. When creating a new encrypted Amazon Web Services (AWS) resource, such as an Amazon Relational Database Service (Amazon RDS) database […]

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Building fine-grained authorization using Amazon Cognito, API Gateway, and IAM

June 5, 2021: We’ve updated Figure 1: User request flow. Authorizing functionality of an application based on group membership is a best practice. If you’re building APIs with Amazon API Gateway and you need fine-grained access control for your users, you can use Amazon Cognito. Amazon Cognito allows you to use groups to create a […]

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Nine additional AWS cloud service offerings authorized by DISA

September 9, 2021: Amazon Elasticsearch Service has been renamed to Amazon OpenSearch Service. See details. I’m excited to share that the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) has authorized three additional Amazon Web Services (AWS) services at Impact Level (IL) 4 and IL 5 in the AWS GovCloud (US) Regions, as well as five additional AWS […]

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How to scale your authorization needs by using attribute-based access control with S3

August 31, 2021: AWS KMS is replacing the term customer master key (CMK) with AWS KMS key and KMS key. The concept has not changed. To prevent breaking changes, AWS KMS is keeping some variations of this term. More info. May 26, 2021: In the section “Secure your tags using an AWS Organizations service control […]

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Use AWS Lambda authorizers with a third-party identity provider to secure Amazon API Gateway REST APIs

February 24, 2021: We updated this post to fix a typo in the IAM policy in the “Building a Lambda authorizer” section. Note: This post focuses on Amazon API Gateway REST APIs used with OAuth 2.0 and custom AWS Lambda authorizers. API Gateway also offers HTTP APIs, which provide native OAuth 2.0 features. For more […]

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Announcing the new AWS Certified Security – Specialty exam

Good news for cloud security experts: the AWS Certified Security — Specialty exam is here. This new exam allows experienced cloud security professionals to demonstrate and validate their knowledge of how to secure the AWS platform. About the exam The security exam covers incident response, logging and monitoring, infrastructure security, identity and access management, and […]

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