Oleta  Becker

Oleta Becker

1601334000

Setting up a machine-to-machine authentication system with Amazon Cognito

More and more applications, both mobile and web, rely on managed services such as Amazon Cognito for user authentication and authorization. Cognito allows you to rapidly develop secure applications adhering to recognized security standards for authentication and authorization of end-users.

Leveraging a fully managed service allows developers to stop worrying about the authentication flow and the user pool management, leaving them free to focus on what matters: the business logic of their products.

However quite often we would like to federate with our application third-party service or another microservice.

While Cognito is mainly used for user authentication flows, it can also be used to create a machine to machine authentication system.

In this article, we’ll describe how Cognito can be used to authenticate a client system that needs access to a set of sensitive APIs exposed by a service.

However, before deep-diving into the description of the solution, it could be useful to describe the services involved.

#cognito #authorization #oauth2 #cognito-user-pools #authentication #machine-learning

What is GEEK

Buddha Community

Setting up a machine-to-machine authentication system with Amazon Cognito
Oleta  Becker

Oleta Becker

1601334000

Setting up a machine-to-machine authentication system with Amazon Cognito

More and more applications, both mobile and web, rely on managed services such as Amazon Cognito for user authentication and authorization. Cognito allows you to rapidly develop secure applications adhering to recognized security standards for authentication and authorization of end-users.

Leveraging a fully managed service allows developers to stop worrying about the authentication flow and the user pool management, leaving them free to focus on what matters: the business logic of their products.

However quite often we would like to federate with our application third-party service or another microservice.

While Cognito is mainly used for user authentication flows, it can also be used to create a machine to machine authentication system.

In this article, we’ll describe how Cognito can be used to authenticate a client system that needs access to a set of sensitive APIs exposed by a service.

However, before deep-diving into the description of the solution, it could be useful to describe the services involved.

#cognito #authorization #oauth2 #cognito-user-pools #authentication #machine-learning

How To Set Up Two-Factor Authentication in cPanel

What is 2FA
Two-Factor Authentication (or 2FA as it often referred to) is an extra layer of security that is used to provide users an additional level of protection when securing access to an account.
Employing a 2FA mechanism is a vast improvement in security over the Singe-Factor Authentication method of simply employing a username and password. Using this method, accounts that have 2FA enabled, require the user to enter a one-time passcode that is generated by an external application. The 2FA passcode (usually a six-digit number) is required to be input into the passcode field before access is granted. The 2FA input is usually required directly after the username and password are entered by the client.

#tutorials #2fa #access #account security #authentication #authentication method #authentication token #cli #command line #cpanel #feature manager #google authenticator #one time password #otp #otp authentication #passcode #password #passwords #qr code #security #security code #security policy #security practices #single factor authentication #time-based one-time password #totp #two factor authentication #whm

Ruth  Nabimanya

Ruth Nabimanya

1620633584

System Databases in SQL Server

Introduction

In SSMS, we many of may noticed System Databases under the Database Folder. But how many of us knows its purpose?. In this article lets discuss about the System Databases in SQL Server.

System Database

Fig. 1 System Databases

There are five system databases, these databases are created while installing SQL Server.

  • Master
  • Model
  • MSDB
  • Tempdb
  • Resource
Master
  • This database contains all the System level Information in SQL Server. The Information in form of Meta data.
  • Because of this master database, we are able to access the SQL Server (On premise SQL Server)
Model
  • This database is used as a template for new databases.
  • Whenever a new database is created, initially a copy of model database is what created as new database.
MSDB
  • This database is where a service called SQL Server Agent stores its data.
  • SQL server Agent is in charge of automation, which includes entities such as jobs, schedules, and alerts.
TempDB
  • The Tempdb is where SQL Server stores temporary data such as work tables, sort space, row versioning information and etc.
  • User can create their own version of temporary tables and those are stored in Tempdb.
  • But this database is destroyed and recreated every time when we restart the instance of SQL Server.
Resource
  • The resource database is a hidden, read only database that holds the definitions of all system objects.
  • When we query system object in a database, they appear to reside in the sys schema of the local database, but in actually their definitions reside in the resource db.

#sql server #master system database #model system database #msdb system database #sql server system databases #ssms #system database #system databases in sql server #tempdb system database

Brain  Crist

Brain Crist

1597928400

User Authentication With Amazon Cognito

Introduction

In this article, I will walk you through that what is Amazon Cognito service and how you can use this for your user management, authentication, and authorization. I will create a simple web application using AngularJS with login/sign-up functionality, and I will showcase how easy it is to make it full fledge application with all user management functions handled using Amazon Cognito.

Prerequisites

This article assumes that you have a basic understanding of web application development. This article doesn’t require you to have advanced skills in using Angular or AWS, but having familiarity with these technologies will help you to get most out of this. Here is a list of tools technologies I have used in this article.

  • NodeJs CLI.
  • Angular JS.
  • Visual Studio code.
  • Amazon AWS console.
  • Amazon Amplify CLI.

What Is Amazon Cognito?

Amazon Cognito is an AWS directory service provided by amazon for easy and fast web/mobile application development. This service helps you manage your authentication, authorization and user management functions so that you can focus on your application management rather than managing users and authentication.

Cognito service offers an auto-scaled sign on/sign up using your own user pool and provide easy integration with social identity providers like Google, Facebook, Amazon or you can integrate with your own identity provider using SAML 2.0.

Why Use Cognito?

Cognito offers sign in and sign-up to you as a platform service so that you can focus more on building your application features. Below are some of the features

  • Cognito provides S3 benefits – Simple, Secure and Scalable.
  • Low-cost directory service
  • Easy-open id and SAML 2.0 based connectivity
  • Federated access management
  • Hosted UI to focus on application development
  • Built-in integration with AWS resources for access control
  • Encryption and multifactor authentication support
  • All user management functions at ease, including, creation deletion, activation, deactivation, forget password flows, verification etc

Development Tools

To get started with the development of this application, we will need a code editor, I am using Visual Studio Code, as it is free, supports TypeScript syntax highlighting, and is easy to use, but you can use any source code editor to follow this article. We also need the node package manager to be available in your development environment and up to date.

We will be using AWS Amplify CLI to configuring AWS Cognito in our application, AWS Amplify is a utility provided by amazon to easily integrate javascript based applications and also provides utilities to automatically provision AWS backend using simple commands.

Functionality

In this application, I will be creating a login page which will be having a link to the user sign-up page. User sign-up page will collect user information and allow users to register with our backend Cognito service. We will be utilizing Cognito user pools for authentication, with configuration to trigger emails to the user for their verification, once user verifies him/herself then, he/she should be able to login to the application using our login page and then he will be redirected to our Home page displaying a sample message.

Getting Started

Now let’s start writing our application, open a terminal window, I assume at this point you already have node package manager installed on your machine and it is up to date.

Install Angular CLI

Type below command to install angular CLI:

npm install -g @angular/cli

Create a new angular application

Angular CLI allow you to create a new application by just typing a command and create a template web application, which you can modify and customize to serve your needs.

ng new cognito-demo-app

One you type above command it will ask you a few questions to customize your application.

Would you like to add Angular routing? Yes

Which stylesheet format would you like to use?

Creating Angular app output

Answer these questions, as shown in the above image. Here, we are enabling routing in our application and using CSS to beautify our application. Once you hit enter this will create your application and add all angular and node dependencies, what you need to start the application.

Start the Angular Web Application

Now we have our application created so let’s go-to application directory using bellow command and start node server.

cd cognito-demo-app/

To start the node application type below command and hit enter, here we are staring our server in ssl mode, which ensures that our communication to backend services is happening through a secure channel.

#aws #cloud security #mobile development #authorization #oauth 2 #amazon web service #authenciation #cognito #angular 9 #amazon cognito

Marcus Anthony

1612355729

Amazon Pay Clone, Amazon Pay Clone Script, Recharge & Wallet App Solution

Mobile wallet applications have become the new trend in today’s world. Apps like Amazon Pay, Paytm, PayPal are some of the leading apps that are owned and used by millions. Be it paying bills, recharging, or money transactions, everything has turned easier because of these apps. There were days when people used to travel for hours to do these tasks have been totally transformed. Moreover, consumers can use these e-wallet apps while paying in a store, either for shopping or while eating out. Thus, as far as mobile wallets are concerned, they are a convenient way for handling all the tasks involving finance.

As an aspiring entrepreneur, if you wish to succeed in your business, without second thoughts, go for Amazon Pay clone app development. Let’s narrow down your thinking processes for a quicker stride forward by analyzing the types of apps first.

Types of e-wallet apps you could develop:

Retail application: An app like Amazon is considered the retail app because it has a mobile wallet in it. It has all the basic functionalities, which helps users to redeem coupons and reward points. All the payment modes are accessible through the app, including net banking.

Dedicated app: The app allows P2P money transactions by storing a variety of cards. You could also make international money transfers using this app. Example: PayPal, Apple Pay, and Amazon Pay.

PoS payments: The PoS payment wallet apps are found at the stores. It is exclusively used by the users to make contactless payments without having to stand in a long queue.

Wrapping up,
Choose the best type of e-wallet app you want to develop and join forces with our Appdupe. Grab the cutting-edge Amazon Pay Clone script and launch an app in a week!

##amazon pay clone ##amazon pay clone script ##amazon pay clone app ##amazon pay clone app development ##amazon pay app clone ##amazon pay app clone development