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Score 7.9 out of 101

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Score 8.6 out of 101

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.
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Active Directory

If you manage a local AD and use Microsoft for mailboxes (Exchange), especially if it is hosted by Microsoft and not an on-premises setup, then this is a no-brainer and you should have Azure Active Directory! Even if you use just the free version of AAD, it adds management, reporting and auditing to your O365 which as an admin are very much required pieces of information. I suggest adding licenses for AAD that meets your needs for your organization, such as being able to sync your user information changes from AAD down to your AD and vise-versa, adding mobile security features or auditing, retention needs, etc. If you have an on-premises Exchange and use a local AD, AAD is less useful for you and I'm not sure it would be recommended to use. While it could add some benefits you do not have already, this would be quite the task to undergo for such little solutions it would provide. AAD is most useful for organizations that at least use Office 365 for Exchange hosting.
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Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Auth0
8.6
Active Directory
9.0
ID-Management Access Control
Auth0
9.2
Active Directory
9.4
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Auth0
9.6
Active Directory
9.1
Multi-Factor Authentication
Auth0
7.6
Active Directory
9.0
Password Management
Auth0
8.5
Active Directory
9.0
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
Auth0
8.4
Active Directory
9.4
ID Management Workflow Automation
Auth0
8.3
Active Directory
8.6
ID Risk Management
Auth0
8.2
Active Directory
8.5

Pros

Auth0

  • SDKs in every possible technology
  • Excellent customer success engineering support
  • Developer friendly integration processes
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Active Directory

  • Creating new users, new guest users, and assigning licenses is simple and quick.
  • Auditing user activity is powerful and user-friendly. The only downside is that the log reporting tool only goes back 30 days.
  • Azure AD Connect allows for fast and simple syncing. It also monitors the sync status and will alert you if there an issue with the sync.
  • The pricing is competitive and nonprofit discounts are available.
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Cons

Auth0

  • Some parts of the documentation are outdated and need to be worked on.
  • Transparency in pricing, esp renewals.
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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.
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Support

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.
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Active Directory

Active Directory 9.0
Based on 10 answers
AAD is a great product that works seamlessly and is reliable as an actual domain controller on-premise. I have never had to call Microsoft as I have never had any issues. The sync client is being updated regularly, and apart from a persistent bug/feature that it shuts down at 01:00, I cannot really complain.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Active Directory

  • Better insight into security posture. We didn't really have a good insight in the on-prem situation. Azure AD comes with basic insights.
  • As we have hybrid Azure AD - On-prem AD, users don't notice at all the different identity providers and assume it is the same. This is good.
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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
9.0

Support

Auth0
6.0
Active Directory
9.0

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