Amazon Cognito vs. Tivoli Identity Manager (legacy)

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Cognito
Score 7.5 out of 10
N/A
Amazon Cognito is a mobile identity product that allows users to add user sign-up and sign-in to mobile and web apps, and authenticate users through social identity providers.
$0.01
Per MAU
Tivoli Identity Manager (legacy)
Score 7.1 out of 10
N/A
Tivoli Identity Manager (TIM) was an identity management acquired by IBM. IBM Security Verify is the the company's modern IAM suite of solutions.N/A
Pricing
Amazon CognitoTivoli Identity Manager (legacy)
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Amazon CognitoTivoli Identity Manager (legacy)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Community Pulse
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Features
Amazon CognitoTivoli Identity Manager (legacy)
Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Cognito
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Ratings
Tivoli Identity Manager (legacy)
10.0
1 Ratings
21% above category average
ID-Management Access Control00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Password Management00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning00 Ratings10.01 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon CognitoTivoli Identity Manager (legacy)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
9.0
(2 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
Support Rating
7.0
(3 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CognitoTivoli Identity Manager (legacy)
Likelihood to Recommend
Amazon AWS
Well Suited
  1. B2C mobile and web apps with a high number of users.
  2. Cheaper and cost-effective.
  3. If the other pieces of the infra are already using AWS services like Lambda, S3, Pinpoint, etc.
Not Suited For:
  1. Advanced use-cases (Biometrics based authentication) Email, and other MFA channels.
  2. For any use-cases needing SCIM.
  3. Customized flows of SSO, and MFA will need a layer on Lambda and other AWS services.
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Discontinued Products
It's probably really best suited if you have a business where you have disparate systems but need a way to synchronize the user account information including the passwords between them. If you just have a Windows Active Directory environment only, there probably is no real need for something like this, but if you do this will help manage them easily.
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Pros
Amazon AWS
  • 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
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  • Fully customizable
  • Automate various portions of various applications
  • Great at Access Management (but also Release, Change, Event, etc)
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Cons
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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  • Sometimes it feels unresponsive and we have to restart the services.
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Usability
Amazon AWS
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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Support Rating
Amazon AWS
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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Besides the random issue where it gets unresponsive and we have to restart the services or reboot the server, it's been really solid. I've only had to contact support 1 time in the 15 years I've used it which is saying more than most other software. The cost of maintenance is also very cheap compared to some of the other software we use.
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Alternatives Considered
Amazon AWS
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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I haven't used anything but Tivoli in this space.
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Return on Investment
Amazon AWS
  • 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.
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Discontinued Products
  • Single sign on and web-threat protection
  • Cutting down time to enter multiple usernames and passwords
  • Cutting support call times across multi apps
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