Login with Amazon is now available to developers to integrate in their mobile apps and websites. The new service lets you take advantage of the same user authentication system used by Amazon.com. Login with Amazon allows you to securely recognize millions of Amazon customers and provide them with a personalized user experience. For example, you can greet visitors by their name or display customized offers based on their zip code.
Login with Amazon uses the OAuth 2.0 protocol making it easy for you to integrate it in your app or website. Developers who have previously worked with the OAuth 2.0 protocol will find the terms and concepts straightforward and consistent with other implementations.
How does Login with Amazon work?
- The user visits your website or app and clicks the Login with Amazon button.
- The user is presented with a login screen hosted on Amazon.com.
- The user enters their Amazon credentials. First-time users will see a consent screen hosted on Amazon.com to grant your site permission to specific pieces of information.
- After the user consents, your app will be able to securely access customer profile data (name, email, zip code) to create a new user account and provide a personalized user experience for them.
Login with Amazon SDKs are available in public beta for Android, Kindle Fire, and iOS. To integrate the service in your app or website, go to login.amazon.com to register a developer account, download the SDKs, and view the Getting Started Guides.
Login with Amazon adds yet another capability for mobile app developers. Now, developers can use Amazon Web Services (AWS) for its infrastructure (e.g., compute, storage, and database). For those interested in building cloud-backed apps, you can read more about it here.