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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

Yubico

I 100% recommend Yubico for organizations that work with secure or confidential information. The use of 2-factor authentication should be a given: it protects information and assets (personal and organizational) and adds an additional layer of security. Yubico's security is demonstrably robust, and it integrates (sometimes with some finagling/legwork) with most 2FA platforms/logins. Additionally, the key itself is either a semipermanent unobtrusive attachment or a small key you can plug into the computer. I highly recommend Yubikeys for both personal and professional use.
Leah Jakaitis | 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

Yubico

  • Unobtrusive use of USB-C key (semi-permanently in a laptop or computer port).
  • Excellent 2-factor authentication requiring interaction/presence of the physical key.
  • Integrates with platforms/password managers for personal and organizational use.
Leah Jakaitis | 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

Yubico

  • Setup can be a little confusing for inexperienced users: documentation and step-by-step instructions will help ensure smoothe onboarding.
  • Specific implementations (like for Google) can be tricky. Fortunately, Yubico provides a lot of support / documentation on impelementation.
Leah Jakaitis | 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

Yubico

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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

Yubico

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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

Yubico

I haven't used any other physical security devices previously. YubiKey and other tech giants like Google, Cisco, and RSA all offer some form of physical/hardware-based security, which is implemented at many workplaces. Yubico was selected for its comprehensive documentation, reputation of excellence, and reliability within the security community itself.
Leah Jakaitis | 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

Yubico

  • Cost for implementation can be a bit high (per-key runs around forty dollars).
  • Keeping information and access secure is priceless and should be a part of any business.
  • Sleek/small/unobtrusive, which makes it stand out among other USB security options.
Leah Jakaitis | 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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Yubico

General

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

Yubico Editions & Modules

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