Amazon Cognito
Developer Guide

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: May 17, 2018

Change Description Date
Amazon Cognito User Pools OIDC Identity Provider Added user pool sign-in through an OpenID Connect (OIDC) identity provider such as Salesforce or Ping Identity. May 17, 2018
Amazon Cognito Developer Guide Update Added top level "What is Amazon Cognito" and "Getting Started with Amazon Cognito". Also added common scenarios and reorganized the user pools TOC. Added a new "Getting Started with Amazon Cognito User Pools" section. April 6, 2018
Amazon Cognito Lambda Migration Trigger Added pages covering the Lambda Migration Trigger feature February 8, 2018
Amazon Cognito Advanced Security Added new security features to enable developers to protect their apps and users from malicious bots, secure user accounts against credentials in the wild that have been compromised elsewhere on the internet, and automatically adjust the challenges required to sign in based on the calculated risk of the sign in attempt. November 28, 2017
Amazon Pinpoint integration Added the ability to use Amazon Pinpoint to provide analytics for your Amazon Cognito User Pools apps and to enrich the user data for Amazon Pinpoint campaigns. For more information, see Using Amazon Pinpoint Analytics with Amazon Cognito User Pools. September 26, 2017
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 Adding Groups to a User Pool and Role-Based Access Control. December 15, 2016
Documentation update Updated iOS code examples in Developer Authenticated Identities (Identity Pools). 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. 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 with 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 From a CSV File. 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 Providers (Identity Pools). 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
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 Identity Pools (Federated Identities) 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 (Identity Pools). September 29, 2014
Amazon Cognito general availability July 10, 2014