Likelihood to Recommend Well Suited B2C mobile and web apps with a high number of users. Cheaper and cost-effective. If the other pieces of the infra are already using AWS services like Lambda, S3, Pinpoint, etc. Not Suited For: Advanced use-cases (Biometrics based authentication) Email, and other MFA channels. For any use-cases needing SCIM. Customized flows of SSO, and MFA will need a layer on Lambda and other AWS services. Read full review
Well-suited: Companies with .NET or windows technology as a core. Companies with AD as main Directory Services Less appropriate: Companies with lot UNIX boxes Companies looking to support applications with many different connectors.
Read full review Pros 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 Read full review Audit Trace History: Out of the box enables important field to trace and give you flexibility to expand them thru configuration settings. Provisioning to Active Directory: Synchronization Editor gives you flexibility to define what and when needs to be on sync. Web Portal: Latest version is more user friendly and support mobile devices. Read full review Cons 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. Read full review Web Designer: Hard to implement a new form from scratch. Rest API: Make more methods available. Connector: More connectors required like SNOW, Workday,etc. Read full review Usability
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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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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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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Selected due windows base technology, easy to deploy and AD connector.
Read full review Return on Investment 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. Read full review Positive impact because we now disable users immediately from the authoritative source. Positive impact due our integration with EPIC. Read full review ScreenShots