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Score 7.8 out of 100

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Score 8.6 out of 100

Likelihood to Recommend

Auth0

Scenarios where Auth0 is well suited:- Auth0 is great for companies with a small user base, who don't require a heavy amount of customization in their login experience- Projects that require fast iteration (e.g. you don't want to re-implement the OAuth spec every project)- Enterprises that want peace of mind with authentication security (again it reduces the risk of you re-implementing an authentication standard in an insecure fashion)Scenarios where Auth0 is less appropriate:- The Auth0 price point (quickly increasing based on monthly active users) is limiting for startups that are strapped for cash who expect fast growth in user base. Consequently, it may not be a great tool for companies with a large base of free users.
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Active Directory

If the organization has current or planned investment in Microsoft (i.e. Windows devices for people, is an Office 365 customer, etc), Azure Active Directory is a no brainer and the basic functionality is included in the base plans and licenses. If the organization needs a deeper level of identity management and/or has a high volume of object turn over (account provisioning and deletion), the limit of the basic functionality in Azure Active Directory is quickly realized and additional effort, expense, and technology may be required.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Auth0
8.6
Active Directory
8.8
ID-Management Access Control
Auth0
9.2
Active Directory
9.2
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Auth0
9.6
Active Directory
9.0
Multi-Factor Authentication
Auth0
7.6
Active Directory
8.8
Password Management
Auth0
8.6
Active Directory
8.9
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
Auth0
8.3
Active Directory
9.0
ID Management Workflow Automation
Auth0
8.4
Active Directory
8.2
ID Risk Management
Auth0
8.3
Active Directory
8.2

Pros

Auth0

  • SDKs in every possible technology
  • Excellent customer success engineering support
  • Developer friendly integration processes
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Active Directory

  • AAD is super easy to set up! One thing I was nervous about was deployment. However, after reading the setup instructions, I was pleased to find this a very simple process and well detailed in the instructions.
  • AAD works! It simply does it's job. I have not had to monitor it, troubleshoot it, nor reinstall or tinker with it in any way. Making changes is very quick and easy also allowing you to quickly modify how the sync occurs, whether one-direction from your server to Azure only, or bi-directional where it will sync both ways, or only from Azure to your local AD. You have the options and the control to make it work for your environment!
  • AAD has a ton of tools, logs, data that combined provides a great look into what your users are doing, how it is being done and if any error exist it will provide very useful information about it so that you can resolve the matter.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Auth0

  • Some parts of the documentation are outdated and need to be worked on.
  • Transparency in pricing, esp renewals.
Anupam Mittal | TrustRadius Reviewer

Active Directory

  • In my opinion, Azure Active Directory's dashboard pages are way too busy and difficult to navigate.
  • Azure Active Directory doesn't handle duplicate attributes in user accounts very well.
  • Azure Active Directory pesters the admin to buy additional features by cluttering up the GUI with "suggestions" that you can't remove from the dashboard.
Jane Updegraff | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Auth0

Auth0 6.0
Based on 1 answer
There isn't a clear method to get a hold of support when trouble arises if you're on their standard plan. You can file a support ticket and they generally are responsive. I've often been able to find similar questions to the questions I've had when it comes to support in their ticket history, however, some have been closed without a satisfactory conclusion for the original poster.
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Active Directory

Active Directory 8.4
Based on 16 answers
Support is handled offshore and you must send in a request and then schedule a callback. Near real-time support is very problematic. Additionally, you will go through the tiering system. Level one staff at Microsoft have a lot of checkboxes to go through before you are handed to the next tier.Communication with offshore tech support is a true challenge.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Auth0

Auth0 is very easy to use and configure compared to AAD. Auth0's pricing is also much cheaper than AAD if you only use the basic features (without MFA, etc.). Auth0 also offers broader content and features and is very easy to integrate with pretty much any major product that is broadly used by developers.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Active Directory

We never evaluate other types of products. Since Windows 2000 we have been using Active Directory for the administration and management of our users, devices, and policies. We could certainly see the advances that are produced version by version and I firmly believe that Azure AD is the correct evolution and the way forward. It simplifies our work and manages our structure efficiently and clearly.
Hernán Paggi | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Auth0

  • Positive - Saved us a lot of time for implementing authentication services securely.
  • Positive - Super-affordable at small scale. This is completely free to use if you have less than 7,000 active users and don't need some of their advanced services.
  • Negative - Not enough customizability on the UI, this may force us to abandon their authentication service if they don't start including more function here.
Fedor Paretsky | TrustRadius Reviewer

Active Directory

  • With several pricing tiers provided by Microsoft, it's easy to find the right solution for you and to ensure you're not overpaying for features you do not need.
  • The analysis and reporting tools in Azure AD exist, but are a bit limited, which could have a negative impact on larger companies looking to closely monitor their user's activity.
  • Overall, Azure Active Directory has saved us time and resources when creating and managing new employee accounts.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Auth0

General

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

Active Directory

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Auth0
8.4
Active Directory
8.9

Support Rating

Auth0
6.0
Active Directory
8.4

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