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Time
19 hours 19 minutes
Difficulty
Intermediate
CEU/CPE
20
Video Transcription
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>> Hey everyone, welcome back.
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In this lecture we're going to talk about AWS Cognito.
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Learning objectives for this lecture are going to be,
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to understand Cognito,
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make sure that you have what you need to know
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in order to go into this exam.
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Not going to see a lot of questions on this service,
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but you may see one or two.
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You want to make sure you understand
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a good idea of how this is different from
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some of the other services that sounds similar, anyways.
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AWS Cognito is a solution that allows
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your customers to go
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into your application and sign
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up for whatever it is you're trying to sign up for.
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If you're trying to create
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a mobile app or something like that,
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and you want them to be able to
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sign up for an account in your mobile app,
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if you have a game or something like that, well,
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you can leverage AWS Cognito to
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handle that entire process.
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You don't have to write the code for that,
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you just have to use Cognito and write
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some code to integrate Cognito into your application.
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But a lot of the heavy lifting
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is already taken care of for you,
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so you don't have to worry about it.
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Cognito provides an identity store,
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so all of the users credentials
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and everything is already protected,
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you don't have to handle any of that.
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If you want to leverage, some type of
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federated access through social media like Facebook,
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or Google, or you want to do
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Enterprise Identity Federation,
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you can already do that with Cognito.
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They offer this whole thing via an SDK.
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It's compliance, which is a huge benefit.
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Compliance is a big deal,
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and so we want to make sure that
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we're using compliance services.
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Cognito is compliant with a lot of
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different regulations out there.
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It supports OAuth 2.0, SAML 2.0,
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and OpenID Connect. That's about it.
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There's not really a lot to say about Cognito.
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It's a great service,
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where I've used that a ton,
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or I've seen it used a ton.
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That's a very common thing that
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we see Solution Architects
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put into their Cloud apps. I love the service.
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I think it's great and easy to work with,
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and it's dependable and it's secure.
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I'm a big fan.
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That's basically [LAUGHTER] all
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I have to say about Cognito.
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If you're wanting to learn more about it,
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there's some really great documentation out there.
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But aside from that,
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just keep in mind that Cognito is going to help with
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the sign-up process and identity management
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for your customers that want to use your applications.
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This is different from IAM because IAM
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manages your users inside AWS.
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Don't get those two confused.
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Just be on the lookout for that. That's it.
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We'll go ahead and close up this module,
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and we'll finish it up with
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a conclusion lecture here in a second,
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so I'll see you over there.
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