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Score 8.4 out of 101

Okta Workforce Identity

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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito is great for small, internal tools and for integrating with Amazon's serverless products. I would review its features very carefully if I were considering it for a larger, public-facing application because I believe that migrating off of Cognito would be problematic. Cognito is great for internal tools; for example, it has allowed our data scientists to build annotation tools with managed user pools without requiring engineering support.
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Okta Workforce Identity

Okta is great for organizations that need a unified, single sign-on application for various websites and internal applications. Also, if you need 2FA, Okta Workforce does it very well. I couldn't see a scenario where Okta wouldn't be appropriate, as it integrates directly into your current authentication solution, whether that be Active Directory, LDAP or some other form. It also could be the sole provider of authentication if needed.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
8.8
ID-Management Access Control
Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
9.0
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
9.6
Multi-Factor Authentication
Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
9.5
Password Management
Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
8.8
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
8.2
ID Management Workflow Automation
Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
8.0
ID Risk Management
Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
8.8

Pros

Amazon Cognito

  • 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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Okta Workforce Identity

  • The adaptive MFA is really flexible to each organization's needs. Being able to adjust MFA requirements based on location and application helps protect the data that needs to be protected, but allows for ease of use for other applications that don’t require as stringent protections.
  • Multiple levels of administrative rights allow organizations to distribute responsibilities to different teams and allowing them to assist in the administration. Examples are an IT Help Desk Team and an Application Security Team.
  • Set up is actually quite simple. Some applications do require a little more assistance, but for the most part, its applications are easy to integrate.
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Cons

Amazon Cognito

  • Learning curve and documentation
  • Android SDK implementation
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Okta Workforce Identity

  • Okta offers a few different pricing tiers but for what I'm using it for the price could be better. Since they offer different pricing tiers it's just a matter of matching up what you need the product to do and what you're willing to pay for.
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Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cognito

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Okta Workforce Identity

Okta Workforce Identity 8.0
Based on 18 answers
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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Usability

Amazon Cognito

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Okta Workforce Identity

Okta Workforce Identity 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Some of its features are great and some are slightly complex and not easy without vendor support.
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Support

Amazon Cognito

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Okta Workforce Identity

Okta Workforce Identity 9.0
Based on 8 answers
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

Amazon Cognito

It is easier to build multi-factor single sign-on with Okta. Okta has better documentation and provides a better developer experience. It lacks Cognito's seamless integration with other AWS products, however, integration with other Amazon products (like Lambda for customizing sign-in workflows, or SageMaker for Ground Truth labeling tools) is very powerful.
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Okta Workforce Identity

Okta and Ping are similar but the future has been laid out for us by Okta and we believe that that is the correct path for our company and IT team to follow. We try to make sure that we are making progress that we can apply to everything we do and not limit ourselves. We feel that Okta gives us the best chance to do this
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Return on Investment

Amazon Cognito

  • 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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Okta Workforce Identity

  • Absolutely positive impact.
  • No longer must you sign on with user names and passwords when accessing different sites within the same network.
  • The product could use a better manual to help guide through the site easier without having to guess and hope.
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Pricing Details

Amazon Cognito

General

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

Okta Workforce Identity

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cognito
7.4
Okta Workforce Identity
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
8.0

Usability

Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
8.6

Support

Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
9.0

Online Training

Amazon Cognito
Okta Workforce Identity
1.0

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