Making Alexa skills identity-aware

Janrain Identity Groups (see Janrain documentation), powered by miaa, enables you to build and deploy Alexa skills that are identity-aware. Identity-aware Alexa skills mean:

  • relevant profiling of your users
  • attribute-based access control for Alexa-driven appliances
  • multi-user access, with different roles per person

This film illustrates the proposition using a ‘number generator’ as example:

Because the number generator could be used for gambling, you want it to verify the age. As an Alexa skill, you also want it to be robust, fast, always on and accessible by your family members. The identity-awareness of the Alexa skill created using Janrain Identity Groups implements all these features. Out of the box.

Of course, this principle applies also for other Alexa skills such as appliance controllers, monitors, subscription-based content, loyalty schemes, gamification, etc.

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Note: we help make Alexa skills identity-aware – we do not sell Alexa skills such as Mr.Lucky.