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Developer Guide (Version Last Updated: 07/28/2016)

Document History for Amazon Cognito

The following table describes the documentation for this release of Amazon Cognito.

  • Original API versions:

    Amazon Cognito User Pools: 2016-04-18

    Amazon Cognito Federated Identities: 2014-06-30

    Amazon Cognito Sync: 2014-06-30

  • Latest documentation update: August 10, 2017

Change Description Date
Federation and built-in app UI features of Amazon Cognito User Pools Added the ability to allow your users to sign in to your user pool through Facebook, Google, Login with Amazon, or a SAML identity provider. Added a customizable built-in app UI and OAuth 2.0 support with custom claims. August 10, 2017
HIPAA and PCI compliance-related feature changes Added the ability to allow your users to use a phone number or email address as their user name. July 6, 2017
User groups and role-based access control features Added administrative capability to create and manage user groups. Administrators can assign IAM roles to users based on group membership and administrator-created rules. For more information, see User Groups and Role-Based Access Control. December 15, 2016
Documentation update Updated iOS code examples in Developer Authenticated Identities. November 18, 2016
Documentation update Added information about confirmation flow for user accounts. For more information, see Signing Up and Confirming User Accounts. November 9, 2016
Create user accounts feature Added administrative capability to create user accounts through the Amazon Cognito console and the API. For more information, see Creating User Accounts as Administrator in the AWS Management Console and with the Amazon Cognito User Pools API. October 6, 2016
Documentation update Updated examples that show how to use AWS Lambda triggers with user pools. For more information, see Customizing User Pool Workflows by Using AWS Lambda Triggers. September 27, 2016
User import feature Added bulk import capability for Cognito User Pools. Use this feature to migrate users from your existing identity provider to an Amazon Cognito user pool. For more information, see Importing Users into User Pools. September 1, 2016
General availability of Cognito User Pools Added the Cognito User Pools feature. Use this feature to create and maintain a user directory and add sign-up and sign-in to your mobile app or web application using user pools. For more information, see Amazon Cognito User Pools. July 28, 2016
SAML support Added support for authentication with identity providers through Security Assertion Markup Language 2.0 (SAML 2.0). For more information, see SAML Identity Provider. June 23, 2016
CloudTrail integration Added integration with AWS CloudTrail. For more information, see Logging Amazon Cognito API Calls with AWS CloudTrail. February 18, 2016
Twitter support Added support for Twitter as an external identity provider. For more information, see External Identity Providers. April 30, 2015
Integration of events with Lambda Enables you to execute an AWS Lambda function in response to important events in Amazon Cognito. For more information, see Amazon Cognito Events. April 9, 2015
Data stream to Amazon Kinesis Provides control and insight into your data streams. For more information, see Amazon Cognito Streams. March 4, 2015
Push synchronization Enables support for silent push synchronization. For more information, see Amazon Cognito Sync. November 6, 2014
OpenID Connect support Enables support for OpenID Connect providers. For more information, see External Identity Providers. October 23, 2014
Developer-authenticated identities support added Enables developers who own their own authentication and identity management systems to be treated as an identity provider in Amazon Cognito. For more information, see Developer Authenticated Identities. September 29, 2014
Amazon Cognito general availability July 10, 2014