Amazon Cognito vs. WSO2 Identity Server

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Amazon Cognito
Score 7.4 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
WSO2 Identity Server
Score 8.0 out of 10
Enterprise companies (1,001+ employees)
WSO2 Identity Server provides security and identity management of enterprise web applications, services, and APIs. The most recent version of Identity Server acts as an Enterprise Identity Bus (EIB) — a central backbone to connect and manage multiple identities regardless of the standards on which they are based.N/A
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Amazon CognitoWSO2 Identity Server
Free Trial
NoNo
Free/Freemium Version
NoNo
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoNo
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Amazon CognitoWSO2 Identity Server
Small Businesses
Dashlane
Dashlane
Score 9.2 out of 10
Dashlane
Dashlane
Score 9.2 out of 10
Medium-sized Companies
OneLogin by One Identity
OneLogin by One Identity
Score 9.6 out of 10
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
Enterprises
OneLogin by One Identity
OneLogin by One Identity
Score 9.6 out of 10
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
RSA Access Manager (Discontinued)
Score 10.0 out of 10
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User Ratings
Amazon CognitoWSO2 Identity Server
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(15 ratings)
8.0
(1 ratings)
Usability
8.0
(2 ratings)
-
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Support Rating
7.0
(3 ratings)
-
(0 ratings)
User Testimonials
Amazon CognitoWSO2 Identity Server
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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WSO2
If your systems are using standard authentication models then it is well suited. OpenID Connect, SAML 2.0 etc are all supported.
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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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WSO2
  • It's open source so is highly configurable
  • WSO2 provides their own paid support which is an essential add-on
  • Implementation is straightforward and conforms to all major standards
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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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WSO2
  • Overall, the product works well but does take time and effort to implement in highly complex environments. However, I do not believe this is unique to WS02.
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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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WSO2
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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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WSO2
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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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WSO2
It's Oracle. Highly expensive and limited options
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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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WSO2
  • WSO2 works well when you need specific user sign-up information and allows you to then tailor the access, for example, to the job role or area of discipline. We use this to tailor the learning offered to a user upon initial login.
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