User Management

The user management has two parts, first is User Authentication and second is user and projects managements.


Our user management is set up in the file user_management_config.yml. You have to set usermanagement to “on” to enable the user management. Once you have enabled the user management, you are going to set up several variables realted to AWS Cognito userpool properly. We highly recomand you to set up your AWS Cognito Userpool before you enable the user management.

Please open the file app/config/user_management_config.yml.

You will see:


You are going to set up the following variables: userPoolID, region, clientId, redirectUri, logOutUri, clientSecret, awsTokenURL and awsJwkUrl. These variables are retrieved from the AWS cognito userpool.

Following is the guidance to help you find the corresponding information in the AWS cognito and fill them in the user_management_config.yml.

Go to your AWS cognito account

First please log on to your AWS cognito console. We assume you have already set up your AWS cognito userpool.

  1. userPoolID


    Click the button General settings in the first row on the sidebar. And then on the right you will find the Pool Id. Copy the value and paste it into your user_management_config.yml to the corresponding variable as a string.

  2. region


    Then please select the General settings on the sidebar, and look at the Pool Id again. The first several words of Pool Id is the region. The format of region is “us-location-number”, for example, “us-east-1” in the picture.

  3. client id


    Select App clients on the sidebar. Then copy the value of App client id to clientId in your user_management_config.yml.

  4. client secret


    Select App clients on the sidebar. Then select Show Detials in the blue box.


    Now you can see more details of App clients. Copy the value of app client secret to clientSecret in your user_management_config.yml.

  5. redirectUri and logOutUri


    Select App clients settings on the sidebar. Then you will see Callback URL(s) and Sign out URL(s) on the righr. Copy the value of Callback URL(s) to redirectUri, and the value of Sign out URL(s) to logOutUri in your user_management_config.yml.

  6. awsTokenURL


    Select Domain name on the sidebar. Copy the whole url under Domain prefix and add “/oauth2/token” as the postfix, so your awsTokenUrl will be in this form: https://… Fill awsTokenURL with this value in your user_management_config.yml.

  7. awsJwkUrl

    This value must be set to “”. Since we are using AWS Cognito, this is the url that allows us to download all the public keys from AWS.

  8. usermanagement

    At last, please make sure your user management is set to be ‘on’.

Luanch the server

when you launch the server, in stead of data/config.yml, please use app/config/user_management_config.yml.

mkdir data
cp app/config/default_config.yml app/config/user_management_config.yml`