Using the Amazon Cognito console - Amazon Cognito

Using the Amazon Cognito console

You can use the Amazon Cognito console to create and manage user pools and identity pools.

This guide provides step-by-step walkthroughs for common Amazon Cognito user pool tasks in both the original Amazon Cognito console (referred to as the original console), and the November 2021 console update (the new console). The new console update revises workflows for most actions in the Amazon Cognito user pools console. It does not change the Amazon Cognito API that underpins AWS SDKs and the AWS Command Line Interface.

New console experience highlights

  • Logical grouping of features

  • A user pool creation wizard

  • Informative instructions that emphasize the user experience in your app

  • Dynamic assistance with user pool configuration

    • Pop-out help text

    • Filtered views

    • App category settings and suggested presets

    • Warnings about irreversible configuration choices

  • Updated information on resource limits and the limitations of user pool configuration

To get started with the new Amazon Cognito user pools console, select the link in the invitation banner displayed in your console. You can revert to the original console after previewing the new console experience.

Features retained in the original console

The following Amazon Cognito console workflows are not currently implemented in the new console. You will be redirected to the original console when you access these features in the new Amazon Cognito console.

To use the Amazon Cognito console

In the remainder of this guide, you will find Original console and New console tabs where console-specific instructions are provided. Select the tab that corresponds to the console experience you have chosen.

Original console
  1. To use Amazon Cognito, you need to sign up for an AWS account.

  2. Go to the Amazon Cognito console. You might be prompted for your AWS credentials.

  3. To create or edit a user pool, choose Manage your User Pools.

    For more information, see Getting started with user pools.

  4. To create or edit an identity pool, choose Manage Federated Identities.

    For more information, see Getting started with Amazon Cognito identity pools (federated identities).

The Amazon Cognito console is a part of the AWS Management Console, which provides information about your account and billing. For more information, see Working with the AWS Management Console.


            Amazon Cognito console
New console
  1. To use Amazon Cognito, you need to sign up for an AWS account.

  2. Go to the Amazon Cognito console. You might be prompted for your AWS credentials.

  3. To create or edit a user pool, choose User Pools from the left navigation pane.

    For more information, see Getting started with user pools.

  4. To create or edit an identity pool, choose Federated identities. You will be directed to the original console for Amazon Cognito identity pools.

    For more information, see Getting started with Amazon Cognito identity pools (federated identities).

The Amazon Cognito console is a part of the AWS Management Console, which provides information about your account and billing. For more information, see Working with the AWS Management Console.


            Amazon Cognito console