Posted On: Nov 2, 2017
Amazon Cognito Federated Identities is now available in the Amazon Web Services China (Beijing) Region operated by Sinnet.
Amazon Cognito Federated Identities enables you to sign-in users through social identity providers such as Amazon or using your own identity solution. You can also let your users sign-in through identity providers that support Security Assertion Markup Language (SAML) such as Microsoft ADFS. When you use Amazon Cognito, your app is provided with temporary, limited-privilege credentials that it can use to access Amazon Web Services resources. You can set granular access permissions on your Amazon Web Services resources, for example, you can limit access to a folder within an S3 bucket to a particular app user, or enable unauthenticated users to access a restricted set of resources. This means your app can access the resources it needs and that you can follow security best practices by not hardcoding credentials in your app.