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1.14.3 Cognito

“Amazon Cognito is a service that you can use to create unique identities for your users, authenticate these identities with identity providers, and save mobile user data in the AWS Cloud.”

What is Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito provides authentication, authorization, and user management for your web and mobile apps. Your users can sign in directly with a user name and password, or through a third party such as Facebook, Amazon, Google or Apple.

Main Components of Cognito

The two main components of Amazon Cognito are user pools and identity pools.

User pools

User pools are user directories that provide sign-up and sign-in options for your app users.

Identity pools

Identity pools enable you to grant your users access to other AWS services.