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Amazon Cognito

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cognito

It's well suited for quick start of application, which needs to be integrated with multiple other applications. It may be not suited for applications which are already using high security in place, meaning if customers are already using OAuth, then I don't think this would be an effective solution.
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Okta

Okta is great for companies that are needing to get a handle on the number of apps they have, users assigned to those apps and licensing of apps. Okta is great if you have a bunch of apps that you would really like to have an easier method of users tracking their login info. Okta is great for people looking to streamline account creation. If you have limited applications and a fairly traditional user base, you may see some pushback. If you don't have complete buy-in from upper-level management, you may see some pushback.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Amazon Cognito
Okta
10.0
ID-Management Access Control
Amazon Cognito
Okta
10.0
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Amazon Cognito
Okta
10.0
Multi-Factor Authentication
Amazon Cognito
Okta
10.0
Password Management
Amazon Cognito
Okta
10.0

Pros

  • Can easily manage the users.
  • Very good UI design helps manage the users list efficiently.
  • Security groups and roles provides very efficient security.
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  • User account creation and deprovisioning.
  • Application access and management.
  • Single Sign On so user accounts don't have to be created and removed manually.
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Cons

  • Maybe they can improve more on the grouping part.
  • All the users come under the same Cognito User Pool. If the IAM can be restricted to per group level of User Pools, then that would be really helpful.
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  • Can't delete deprovisioned accounts.
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Likelihood to Renew

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Okta8.0
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They've shown that they're committed to maintaining a great core product while expanding to be more all-encompassing. They've released the first version of Okta Mobility Management, which is a completely different approach to a traditional MDM-type solution. While we don't use it yet, we're looking forward to how they develop it. It's a good example of a company that's still really growing, but doing it well.
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Support

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Okta9.1
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Their support team has always been extremely responsive and more than willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. They've done screen shares between our help desk staff and end users to work through issues. They are quick to respond and genuinely care about getting issues resolved. Couldn't be happier.
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Alternatives Considered

When compared to Okta, I would say Cognito is still not up to pace with Okta. However, I guess they are constantly updating their features and will soon come with the new features. I would say Cogntio provides a better interface than Azure.
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•Easy to integrate redundant AD servers
•Account provisioning and group policy supported
•Mobile Application
•Multi-Factor Authentication
•Template applications for rapid deployment.
•Reset AD password with “Forgot Password”
•Large Application Library
•Uptime and reliability
•Flexibility with licensing model

While other services may offer multi-factor authentication none of the services I evaluated at the time had all of the features rolled up into an identity solution like Okta
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Return on Investment

  • It has a very high positive impact. It reduces a lot of man-hours trying to develop and integrate with many other platforms.
  • I would appreciate it if there are additional IDPs added to Cognito.
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  • High ROI as it eliminates need for multiple help desk personnel who were required to reset passwords or help users with access issues.
  • OKTA provides detailed reporting that can be an efficient use for HR to track the productivity as well as access logs for the managers
  • Okta provides an added layer of security to systems that makes the managers feel safer with confidential material access.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cognito

General
Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details

Okta

General
Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No
Additional Pricing Details