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Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cognito

If you're already using AWS, there's no reason why you should implement your own password authentication or OAuth flows when you can use Cognito instead. It solves that work for you astoundingly well. You might be tempted by a tool like Okta for OAuth flows, but unless you already have a hard dependency on it then you should go with Cognito instead. It's much lighter weight, and it's much more pleasant to extend it with lambdas.
If you don't have any AWS in your stack, or it's very very important to you to stay platform-independent for your login flows, then those are reasons to avoid Cognito.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud worked great for password management and centralization. It was very easy for everyone in the organization, both technical and non-technical, to get it setup and use it. It is widely used by both small and large organizations alike, and is a very trusted option for identity management. However, while The Okta Identity Cloud is effective, I've found LastPass, to be cheaper and easier to use, and performs the same functionality.
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.8
ID-Management Access Control
Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.7
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.4
Multi-Factor Authentication
Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.4
Password Management
Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.5
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.6
ID Management Workflow Automation
Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.3
ID Risk Management
Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.7

Pros

Amazon Cognito

  • Amazon Cognito allows you to build multi-factor authentication with a few clicks.
  • Cognito supports sign-in with social identity providers like Facebook and Google.
  • It is easy to manage Cognito users through the Console.
  • It is easy to customize sign-up and sign-in workflows by integrating with AWS Lambda.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • Okta handles lockouts and password changes very seamlessly. Most end users no longer have to contact our IT department to reset their password or unlock their account.
  • Okta does MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) very well with the use of their own app, Okta Verify. We utilize this for VPN connections and having MFA or 2FA has strengthened the security of our internal network.
  • Okta's administration GUI is easy to use, and easy to set up. Adding applications to the organization is easy and requires very little work to deploy.
  • Users can utilize Okta to store passwords securely and safe on their own account. They also can one click login to personal sites if they use Okta to store their password.
  • Okta's support system is very knowledgeable and quick to respond to issues. We've had a few cases that were resolved within hours and that helps immensely when working with end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Amazon Cognito

  • As such I do not find any major things as cons. However they can improve the documentation.
  • Sometimes additional customisation increases complexity. Most of those advanced features are not used frequently.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • Session cookies have been frustrating. Rather than having an expiration date, they are activity based. Some applications will reject assertions is the Okta session is too old, so having a perpetual cookie messes things up. The option to change this is something that is desired.
  • Connections to Active Directory are excellent, but there is little control over syncing. It’s either manual or every hour. Change based syncing would help simplify things.
Chase Palmer, CISSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cognito

No score
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The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud 8.0
Based on 18 answers
Okta has a passion to provide secure and scalable identity solution. Their passion has come across as advocacy in a way that has deepened my knowledge of the field of authentication. I took identity for granted before but after seeing features such as external authentication I know that Okta can enable my business to reach new heights
Devin Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito 8.0
Based on 2 answers
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
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Some of its features are great and some are slightly complex and not easy without vendor support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito 7.3
Based on 3 answers
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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud 8.5
Based on 24 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.
Sam Dresser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Amazon Cognito

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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

We evaluated Microsoft Identity Manager prior to selecting The Okta Identity Cloud. We found that The Okta Identity Cloud was a more robust solution and more widely accepted with our software applications. The Okta Identity Cloud also included the provisioning and deprovisioning of user accounts more seamlessly with less human involvement. Multifactor authentication was also a bonus when comparing with other solutions that required a separate MFA solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Amazon Cognito

  • Amazon Cognito has had a positive impact on our business by allowing us to develop services that require user sign-up and sign-in more rapidly. Not only do we not need to build or maintain these features, but Cognito's implementation is also better than what we would be justified in building ourselves.
  • Amazon Cognito makes user management easy. This reduces the time we have to spend supporting users. Non-technical product managers can even use the AWS Console to manage users without requiring support from developers.
  • Amazon Cognito is likely more secure than what would be built in-house; a portion of our attack surface is now managed by Amazon.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • We have streamlined so many processes and reduced the time to complete many tasks for IT.
  • We have automated many tasks to remove the issue with human error.
  • We have opened up a ton of functionality with the application integrations that are available.
  • The feature sets for Okta allow for more creative and diverse solutions to existing issues.
  • User experience has benefited greatly from the Single Sign On experience.
JJ McMahon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Amazon Cognito

General

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

Amazon Cognito Editions & Modules

Edition
Starting Price$0.011
  1. Per MAU
Additional Pricing Details

The Okta Identity Cloud

General

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

The Okta Identity Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Single Sign on$2.001
Single Sign on Adaptive$5.001
Multi Factor Authentication$3.001
Multi Factor Authentication Adaptive$6.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Amazon Cognito
9.0
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.1

Likelihood to Renew

Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.0

Usability

Amazon Cognito
8.0
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.6

Support Rating

Amazon Cognito
7.3
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.5

Online Training

Amazon Cognito
The Okta Identity Cloud
1.0

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