Create User Pool


AWS Cognito provides 2 different mechanisms for authenticating users.:

  1. You can use Cognito User Pools to add sign-up and sign-in functionality to your application
  2. You can use Cognity Identity Pools to authenticate users through social identity providers with SAML identity solutions, or by using your own identity system.

For this module, you will use a user pool as the backend for the provided registration and sign-in pages.

  • Step 1: Go to AWS Cognito console cognito
  • Step 2: Choose Manage User Pools
  • Step 3: Choose Create a User Pool cognito
  • Step 4: Provide a name for your user pool: WildRydes, then select Review Defaults cognito
  • Step 5: On the Review Page, click Create Pool cognito

Attention: Save the Pool Id on the pool details page of your newly created user pool