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Expert AWS Development

By : Atul Mistry
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Expert AWS Development

By: Atul Mistry

Overview of this book

Expert AWS Development begins with the installation of the AWS SDK and you will go on to get hands-on experience of creating an application using the AWS Management Console and the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI). Then, you will integrate applications with AWS services such as DynamoDB, Amazon Kinesis, AWS Lambda, Amazon SQS, and Amazon SWF. Following this, you will get well versed with CI/CD workflow and work with four major phases in the release process – Source, Build, Test, and Production. Then, you will learn to apply AWS Developer tools to your Continuous Integration (CI) and Continuous Deployment (CD) workflow. Later, you will learn about user authentication using Amazon Cognito, and also how you can evaluate the best architecture as per your infrastructure costs. You will learn about Amazon EC2 service and will deploy an app using it. You will also deploy a practical real-world example of a CI/CD application with the Serverless Application Framework, which is known as AWS Lambda. Finally, you will learn how to build, develop, and deploy the Application using AWS Developer tools such as AWS CodeCommit, AWS CodeBuild, AWS CodeDeploy, and AWS CodePipeline, as per your project requirements.
Table of Contents (16 chapters)
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Amazon Cognito features

Amazon Cognito provides the following features:

  • Amazon Cognito Identity
    • User Pools
    • Federated Identities
  • Amazon Cognito Sync
  • Data synchronization

Let's understand these features in detail.

Amazon Cognito User Pools

Amazon Cognito User Pools helps to create and maintain a directory for users and adds sign-up/sign-in to mobile or web applications. Users can sign in to a User Pool through social or SAML-based identity providers. It provides a secure, simple, low-cost option and scales to millions of users.

Enhanced security features such as multi-factor authentication and email/phone number verification can be implemented for your application. With AWS Lambda, you can customize your workflows for Amazon Cognito User Pools such as adding application specific logins for user validation and registration for fraud detection.

Getting started with Amazon Cognito User Pools

You can create Amazon Cognito User Pools through Amazon Cognito Console, AWS Command Line Interface (CLI), or Amazon...