Build a mobile authentication portal with Amazon Cognito and AWS Rekognition (using your face as a 2nd factor of authentication)


Amazon Cognito is a server for managing user identity, access, and authorization for your apps. AWS Rekognition is an AI based service for image recognition and processing. In this challenge, you can use Cognito and Rekognition together to create a two factor authentication system for your app where your face is one of the credentials use to secure access to your app.

Challenge Type

On-Site Hackathon


An Amazon Fire Tablet or an Amazon Fire TV and AWS credits of $100 or $90, respectively, for each team member.

Projects solving this challenge


Facial feature recognition mobile app

Events specific to challenge

DeveloperWeek NY 2017 Hackathon

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