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A Learning Curve, but Great for ServerlessThe engineering and data science teams at my organization use Amazon Cognito to provide user sign-up and sign-in for some internal tools that need to be accessible to digital freelancers. Amazon Cognito saves us time that we would have spent building user sign-in and is much more fully-featured than what we would have been able to justify building.,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.,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.,7,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.,Okta,GitHub, Bitbucket, JIRA Software, Google Analytics, Google Data Studio, AirtableCognito for reliable authenticationWe use cognito to manage user sign in and authentication for our projects built on AWS architecture. Usually our clients need strong and reliable authentication features implying federated entities like Facebook across a software ecosystem.,Has good synergy with AWS ecosystem Reliable sign-in features Building a gateway Cognito User pool authorizer,Learning curve and documentation Android SDK implementation,8,We save time and resources from built-in features. Little investment due to AWS prices,firebase and auth0,Google App Engine, Google BigQuery, Microsoft AzureCross Site Login? Use CognitoIn our organization, we help customers who are currently using AWS Cognito. There are many Enterprise clients of ours who use Amazon Cognito. It's an amazing product I would say. The main business problem for us is while integrating the client applications, we need to decide how to integrate our application with other services like Gmail, Linkedin,...etc. For this purpose, Amazon Cognito does a great job with their SDK.,Can easily manage the users. Very good UI design helps manage the users list efficiently. Security groups and roles provides very efficient security.,Maybe they can improve more on the grouping part. All the users come under the same Cognito User Pool. If the IAM can be restricted to per group level of User Pools, then that would be really helpful.,8,It has a very high positive impact. It reduces a lot of man-hours trying to develop and integrate with many other platforms. I would appreciate it if there are additional IDPs added to Cognito.,Okta and OneLogin,Okta, Microsoft Azure, OneLogin
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January 17, 2019

Amazon Cognito Review: "A Learning Curve, but Great for Serverless"

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The engineering and data science teams at my organization use Amazon Cognito to provide user sign-up and sign-in for some internal tools that need to be accessible to digital freelancers. Amazon Cognito saves us time that we would have spent building user sign-in and is much more fully-featured than what we would have been able to justify building.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Amazon Cognito is great for small, internal tools and for integrating with Amazon's serverless products. I would review its features very carefully if I were considering it for a larger, public-facing application because I believe that migrating off of Cognito would be problematic. Cognito is great for internal tools; for example, it has allowed our data scientists to build annotation tools with managed user pools without requiring engineering support.
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March 14, 2018

Amazon Cognito Review: "Cognito for reliable authentication"

Score 8 out of 10
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We use cognito to manage user sign in and authentication for our projects built on AWS architecture. Usually our clients need strong and reliable authentication features implying federated entities like Facebook across a software ecosystem.
  • Has good synergy with AWS ecosystem
  • Reliable sign-in features
  • Building a gateway Cognito User pool authorizer
  • Learning curve and documentation
  • Android SDK implementation
If you are working strongly with AWS technologies, Cognito is the way to go. On the other hand, if you work strongly with mobile technologies and federated identities, you could prefer firebase.
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March 07, 2018

Amazon Cognito Review: "Cross Site Login? Use Cognito"

Score 8 out of 10
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In our organization, we help customers who are currently using AWS Cognito. There are many Enterprise clients of ours who use Amazon Cognito. It's an amazing product I would say. The main business problem for us is while integrating the client applications, we need to decide how to integrate our application with other services like Gmail, Linkedin,...etc. For this purpose, Amazon Cognito does a great job with their SDK.
  • Can easily manage the users.
  • Very good UI design helps manage the users list efficiently.
  • Security groups and roles provides very efficient security.
  • Maybe they can improve more on the grouping part.
  • All the users come under the same Cognito User Pool. If the IAM can be restricted to per group level of User Pools, then that would be really helpful.
It's well suited for quick start of application, which needs to be integrated with multiple other applications. It may be not suited for applications which are already using high security in place, meaning if customers are already using OAuth, then I don't think this would be an effective solution.
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