Amazon Cognito vs. ID.me

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Cognito
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Cognito is a mobile identity product that allows users to add user sign-up and sign-in to mobile and web apps, and authenticate users through social identity providers.
$0.01
Per MAU
ID.me
Score 9.4 out of 10
N/A
ID.me is a digital identity network that aims to simplify the user's indication verification experience.N/A
Pricing
Amazon CognitoID.me
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$0.01
Per MAU
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Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon CognitoID.me
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
Additional Details
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Amazon CognitoID.me
Small Businesses
Dashlane
Dashlane
Score 9.2 out of 10

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Medium-sized Companies
OneLogin by One Identity
OneLogin by One Identity
Score 9.5 out of 10

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Enterprises
OneLogin by One Identity
OneLogin by One Identity
Score 9.5 out of 10

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User Ratings
Amazon CognitoID.me
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
9.4
(6 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CognitoID.me
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Well Suited
  1. B2C mobile and web apps with a high number of users.
  2. Cheaper and cost-effective.
  3. If the other pieces of the infra are already using AWS services like Lambda, S3, Pinpoint, etc.
Not Suited For:
  1. Advanced use-cases (Biometrics based authentication) Email, and other MFA channels.
  2. For any use-cases needing SCIM.
  3. Customized flows of SSO, and MFA will need a layer on Lambda and other AWS services.
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ID.me
ID.me is well suited for our business to verify customers to provide a discount due to their top-notch software which is easy for our customers to use and is quick. Beyond customer experience, it has massive business benefits as it saves us a lot of time and money to use their white-glove software vs doing it ourselves as we did in the past using paper documents and our own people.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • Strong integration with React.js and client-side applications
  • Easy to bridge Cognito identities with the rest of the AWS ecosystem
  • Easy to store user profile data directly in Cognito rather than having to build additional services/endpoints
  • Easy integration with AWS Lambda to extend and add sophistication to the service
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ID.me
  • Scalable audience size
  • Easy integration with Shopify
  • Secure customer verification
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • Amazon Cognito has a bit of a learning curve. You need to learn its concepts and terminology. The documentation does not describe some topics comprehensively.
  • Some Console screens would benefit from improved search and filtering options.
  • When another AWS product (e.g., SageMaker) configures Cognito on your behalf, it is not clear what you're getting. For example, the expiration of a temporary password was configured but never communicated.
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ID.me
  • Be able to verify people without them providing any documentation by getting access to needed databases where that information is stored.
  • Be conscious that people do not like to provide their SS#.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
All the features AWS Cognito offers gives the user the options they need without making it too complicated. Your customers will be happy. On the administration site usability is also great. After a small learning curve, you can setup Cognito for your usage
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ID.me
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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
AWS Support overall is poor. Your main resources are trainings and the docs, and the docs can be very confusing. Using Cognito well involves having a developer learn it deeply and help support your team in understanding it. That said, Cognito's competitors also have dismal support and even worse documentation, so while this isn't a strength for Cognito it may still be the frontrunner here.
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ID.me
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
They are ideal tools to create a secure and unique login experience for our applications. Thanks to its API authorization, Amazon Cognito ensures connections to applications that are secure.It is easy to use and provides easy access to files and applications that you need to complete your goal.
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ID.me
We didn't evaluate any others. At the time ID.me had the largest customer base and I believe that still holds true.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • ROI is great for Amazon Cognito Overall.
  • It is included in the AWS Free Tier so you can use it for a good amount without paying, so the software can be tested beforehand.
  • The paid pricing is also affordable, so a positive impact on ROI.
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ID.me
  • Raises AOV for select segments
  • Brings new customers to our store
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