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Use AWS CloudFormation to Configure Web Identity Federation

Web identity federation in AWS STS enables you to create apps where users can sign in using a web-based identity provider like Login with Amazon, Facebook, or Google. Your app can then trade identity information from the provider for temporary security credentials that the app can use to access AWS.

The AWS mobile development team created an S3PersonalFileStore sample app for iOS and Android that shows you how to use web identity federation to let users store information in individual S3 folders. And now they’ve posted a blog entry that shows you how to use AWS CloudFormation to simplify the configuration of the sample app:

Simplify Web Identity Federation Setup with AWS CloudFormation

Check it out!

– Jeff