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Okta

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Score 8.2 out of 101

Okta

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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

It is suited everywhere due to the number of cyber attacks and malicious attempts to steal identities or information. The additional layer of security and integration with corporate apps leaves no room for hackers. It helps to track devices where the user logs in and simplifies the security audit procedure.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Amazon Cognito
Okta
8.4
ID-Management Access Control
Amazon Cognito
Okta
9.0
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Amazon Cognito
Okta
9.7
Multi-Factor Authentication
Amazon Cognito
Okta
9.3
Password Management
Amazon Cognito
Okta
9.0
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
Amazon Cognito
Okta
7.5
ID Management Workflow Automation
Amazon Cognito
Okta
6.0
ID Risk Management
Amazon Cognito
Okta
8.0

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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  • SSO - over 50 applications with single sign-on implementation have helped us reduce the cost and password fatigue issues.
  • Life cycle management - Implementing LCM process for more than 10 applications, Okta handles the provisioning and de-provisioning of users in these systems.
  • Adaptive MFA - Advanced security with adaptive MFA and external threats have been reduced.
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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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  • Single sign on compatibility for non-browser based software
  • More detailed user reporting for your IT team to debug issues
  • Better formatting options to customize for your unique company brand
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Likelihood to Renew

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Okta8.0
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It's part of our culture now. We need a platform like this of some kind, but we have had zero inclination to consider any alternatives. Okta has met and exceeded our every need.
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Usability

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Okta9.0
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Some of its features are great and some are slightly complex and not easy without vendor support.
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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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LastPass is also used in our org but for different purposes. Okta gives more control to the IT department where LastPass gives more control to the user. Ultimately, Okta was a better solution to allow the IT department to scale and keep control over software access over time. LastPass doesn't have as much control there.
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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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  • Increased speed in IT onboarding
  • Decrease in forgotten password tickets
  • Decrease in VPN related tickets (Okta provides authentication now)
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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