25 November 2022 - 7 min. read
One of the most recurring features in web and mobile applications is certainly user authentication; being able to off-load the responsibilities related to user authentication management greatly increases the resilience of the solutions implemented and the speed of development. The use of managed services allows the development team to automate and make more resilient critical functionalities such as user authentication. Especially when creating web applications. The managed services dedicated to solving this aspect is Amazon Cognito. Amazon Cognito provides a building-block that can accelerate and secure the process of authenticating and authorizing users to mobile or web applications. Before getting into the heart of the matter it is useful to define the specific terms of the service and the preparatory concepts to understanding the topics covered.