Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito

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Score 8.3 out of 100
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Amazon Cognito

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Feature packed AWS service

7 out of 10
March 24, 2022
AWS Cognito is a life-saving service allowing role-based access control and acting as an external identity provider. AWS Cognito is also …
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Simple and secure!

8 out of 10
July 29, 2021
This is used only by our tech department, but we are looking at doing a company-wide rollout as we are able to streamline the …
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Starting Price

$0.01

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Per MAU

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  • No setup fee

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  • Free/Freemium Version
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Product Details

What is Amazon Cognito?

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.

Amazon Cognito Video

Introduction to Amazon Cognito - User Authentication and Mobile Data Service on AWS

Amazon Cognito Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

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What is Amazon Cognito?

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.

What is Amazon Cognito's best feature?

Reviewers rate Support Rating highest, with a score of 7.1.

Who uses Amazon Cognito?

The most common users of Amazon Cognito are from Enterprises (1,001+ employees) and the Computer Software industry.

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Piyush Goel | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 6 out of 10
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- Cost-Effective and cheaper than Okta for up to 100K users.
- Easy to set up and configure.
- Integration with other AWS services like Lambda, Pinpoint.
- Good Documentation, and well-designed SDKs.
Randy Whitten, MBA, ITIL v.3, Doctoral Candidate (DIT) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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The service with Amazon is much better than Google's. When I can get Secure Passwords. OAuth, SAML, and More. It makes it great for a simple Integration. The startup was quick once we got a support case and a tech online. There has been limited Configurability. This was a better setup than your Pool along with the integration with Outside Services was awesome and the Disaster Recovery was the best.
Score 7 out of 10
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AWS Cognito stacks up against others because it allows you to create unique identities for your users (Internal/vendors/customers) using a number of common public identity providers e.g. (Amazon, Facebook, and Google) and also support unauthenticated/anonymous guests. You can cache application data locally on users’ devices allowing your applications to work even when the devices are not connected to the network
Philipp Pettit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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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.
Score 8 out of 10
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During our research of authorization solutions, we tested Okta and Auth0 but Amazon Cognito won both in easy installation and seamless integration with other AWS services such as Lambda, API Gateway, Application Load Balancer and etc. In the case of Auth0, I would say their passwordless solution is superior, but overallAmazon Cognito won due to its ease of use and quick implementation.
Score 10 out of 10
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I've used bespoke solutions for password, email, and OAuth flows, I've used AuthZero, and I've used Okta. In all cases, Cognito wins:

1) It's more featureful, faster, prettier out-of-the-box, more extensible, AND cheaper than Auth Zero.
2) It's again all of those things compared to Okta, however, Okta has a stronger existing Enterprise following and that may encourage you to stick with it for uniformity purposes.
3) It's way better than making your own bespoke auth/profile services; don't even consider that anymore, the problem has been solved well.
Score 9 out of 10
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We use our own build user manager at the moment which works okay in our current on-prem situation, but not great. Choosing for the cloud and AWS, in particular, allows us to use AWS Cognito for resiliency, ease of use, great features and scalability. Not all of which were as good in our on-prem situation.
Score 7 out of 10
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It is easier to build multi-factor single sign-on with Okta. Okta has better documentation and provides a better developer experience. It lacks Cognito's seamless integration with other AWS products, however, integration with other Amazon products (like Lambda for customizing sign-in workflows, or SageMaker for Ground Truth labeling tools) is very powerful.
Score 8 out of 10
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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.