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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

SailPoint Identity Platform

It is most appropriate for organizations that categorize the request in a "role" configuration but is quite appropriate for "entitlement" based configurations as well. Its flexible configuration is very effective for accommodating any business needs in an efficient manner.
Mark Routh MCPM, PMP, CSM | TrustRadius Reviewer

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

SailPoint Identity Platform

  • Providing accurate visibility enterprise-wide to who has access to what applications and data, across the entire organization.
  • Seamless automatic provisioning of access based on matrix defined job roles and job functions , simplifying the provisioning process.
  • An elegant interface to manage certifications and to limit access as customers change their job functions or projects (typically within 12-24 months).
Omon Edeki | 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

SailPoint Identity Platform

  • Beanshell is used to program it - this is an old variant of Java pre-generics. This language essentially died in 2005 and there is no reason a product like this should be using it.
  • There is no built-in way to version control the scripts that are used. We had to develop our own system to properly follow the SDLC.
Anonymous | 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

SailPoint Identity Platform

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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

SailPoint Identity Platform

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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

SailPoint Identity Platform

IIQ can do much more. And it's highly configurable, so it can more easily be adapted for related uses.
David Riddel | 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

SailPoint Identity Platform

  • Over time, IdentityIQ would save a lof of money and time by eliminating unnecessary paperwork in organizations.
  • By controlling access to applications, IdentityIQ reduces the risk of security breaches and hacks.
  • Self-service password reset and provisioning make this solution unique and would increase the efficiency and productivity of employees.
Anonymous | 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
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SailPoint Identity Platform

General

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

SailPoint Identity Platform Editions & Modules

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