Amazon Cognito vs. Univention Corporate Server (UCS)

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
Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Univention Corporate Server (UCS) is software that enables users to operate and manage complete IT infrastructures settled in distributed, heterogeneous and virtualized envorinments. No matter whether the user has 10, 100 or 10,000 employees: UCS aims to grow with the company and its requirements. The management of user accounts and the control of access rights can be operated via the web-based operation system, regardless of the system software the user wishes to deploy…
$0
per installation
Pricing
Amazon CognitoUnivention Corporate Server (UCS)
Editions & Modules
Starting Price
$0.01
Per MAU
UCS Core Edition
$0.00
per installation
UCS Core Edition
$0.00
per installation
UCS Base Subscription
$382.00
per installation
UCS Base Subscription
$382.00
per installation
UCS Standard Subscription
$1295.00
per installation
UCS Standard Subscription
$1295.00
per installation
UCS Premium Subscription
$2250.00
per installation
UCS Premium Subscription
$2250.00
per installation
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Amazon CognitoUnivention Corporate Server (UCS)
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeOptional
Additional DetailsThe core edition of UCS is free, but does not offer a great deal of support. There are three different subscription options (for either On-Premise- or SAAS deplyoment) which include the installation of UCS and apps, support and maintainance via phone, security updates and hotfixes, domain services and much more.
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Features
Amazon CognitoUnivention Corporate Server (UCS)
Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
Amazon Cognito
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Ratings
Univention Corporate Server (UCS)
8.2
1 Ratings
1% above category average
ID-Management Access Control00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Multi-Factor Authentication00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning00 Ratings8.21 Ratings
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User Ratings
Amazon CognitoUnivention Corporate Server (UCS)
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
8.2
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
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Support Rating
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CognitoUnivention Corporate Server (UCS)
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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Univention
Univention Corporate Server is well suited:
  1. If an Organization would like to use it as a complete Active Directory Server.
  2. If an Organization wants to deploy other applications which are important like SSO, Mail Server, 2FA etc., as with one click all these Apps will be integrated magically thus reducing the Admin job considerably.
  3. Web based management which will be quite useful for the Admins who are from Windows background only.
  4. Univention as a company which has close to 2 decades of experience.
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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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Univention
  • Complete replacement for MS Active Directory Server.
  • Univention App Center - awesome concept with which Apps can be installed for the Domain.
  • App Center can be compared to Google Play Store or Apple Play Store - Organizations can gain tremendous advantages.
  • Plethora of Apps which are both free and paid and excellent apps for the Organizations.
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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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Univention
  • As Univention is from Germany, lot of informative articles are in German but English articles are also good but less in number.
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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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Univention
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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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Univention
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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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Univention
We have evaluated Zentyal and ClearOS but we found out that UCS is more suited to every Organization.
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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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Univention
  • As a partner, we have gained lot of respect from our customers as UCS is rock solid.
  • UCS is truly Open Source.
  • UCS has surpassed our expectations.
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ScreenShots

Univention Corporate Server (UCS) Screenshots

Screenshot of An overview of the UCS Management ConsoleScreenshot of Screenshot of the UCS App Center displaying a few of the available appsScreenshot of User administration in UCSScreenshot of View of the OpenLDAP directory in UCSScreenshot of Establishing an Active Directory connection with UCS