Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito

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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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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.

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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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We use it for Authentication and Authorization of the mobile applications, and middleware that we write for our enterprise customers. We also evaluated it for the use-case of Federated Identity integration to other IDP solutions like Microsoft ActiveDirectory, etc. We also use it to enable MFA on a few web apps.
Randy Whitten, MBA, ITIL v.3, Doctoral Candidate (DIT) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We have been using Amazon Cognito for about the last 3 years now and it has been a really good experience. The onboarding although needs a little bit of help as there was little documentation that would help to install and maintain the application for what we were wanting it to. But with support's help, we were able to jump in and get what we were looking for and we have been satisfied with it since the implementation was completed.
Score 7 out of 10
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AWS Cognito is a life-saving service allowing role-based access control and acting as an external identity provider. AWS Cognito is also meant temporary access to AWS storage or analytics services like s3 for external users. The use of lambda for any automation along with Amazon Cognito coordinating with AWS Pinpoint to supply you with analytics on client behavior is a bonus.
Philipp Pettit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon Cognito provides the means to easily view all web services that require authentication or user registrations to manage. We have been using it for the last two years to manage, develop and add web services, web and mobile applications as well as login modules and registrations protected thanks to its extensive database that ensures passwords are stored securely. Amazon Cognito can integrate with alternative identity providers like Facebook, works great with other AWS services, SNS for texting, SES for email, and API Gateway for authentication.
Score 6 out of 10
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Amazon Cognito is a verified authentication service to ensure a secure log in experience for everyone. With the authenticator, we can ensure all data accessed after being verified is safe and in good hands. This is especially valuable in a remote environment with many of our employees logging in from different places around the globe.
Iván García | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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We use Amazon Cognito to simplify and forget to build from scratch the sign-in and log-in process in our applications. With Amazon Cognito you do not need to build the login process, sign-in mechanism, and all that stuff that is always the same one application after another, these constructs are already there to be used.
DR. RAKESH TRIPATHI | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Amazon Cognito is a great authentication solution for web applications and mobile applications. Amazon Cognito offers a secure login and secure user directory using this. Amazon Cognito can be useful for businesses or organizations, working on applications that need a simple yet secure authentication for the web and mobile applications.
Score 7 out of 10
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With Amazon Cognito, I built an entire user database - I also use it to develop small interactive web pages for my clients. AWS helps with the cloud requirements for our platforms and Amazon Cognito helps implement authentication/sign-ups to the platforms we use.
Score 8 out of 10
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Amazon Cognito is used to authenticate web applications. It can also be used to authenticate mobile applications or to solve any authentication problems. We can quickly and easily deliver software with Amazon Cognito and integrate it with other AWS services, such as API Gateway & Application Load Balancer or OpenID Connect (OIDC) compliant services.
July 29, 2021

Simple and secure!

Score 8 out of 10
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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 implementation. All staff in our company have a company-issued google account, so having a secure sign-in is a no-brainer. It also requires fewer accounts to manage on the employees' end.
Miguel Angel Merino Vega | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 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.
Score 10 out of 10
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We wanted to add user profiles to an existing SaaS app. We wanted all of the things that folks dream of, of course: It should be quick to implement, it should be stable and secure, and it should integrate well with our other services, and it should be extensible. Cognito turned out to be a dream. We used it to build the initial login page (supporting password auth and well as OAuth), and it handled all of that complexity for us very easily. We wanted users to be able to fill out "profile pages," and Cognito came built-in with extensible profile fields that we could populate without needing to add additional services, and we wanted to grant users access to some of our AWS microservices, and this was a very easy configuration in AWS, again without the need for any additional components. Amazon Cognito provided a complete Login and User Profile solution for our SaaS app.
Score 9 out of 10
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We are moving to Cognito for our public websites. We used to have our own solution but moving to AWS put Cognito into the picture. Tests have been very good so we are now implementing it. As we potentially have millions of logins, AWS allows us to scale easily without any issues.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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We use Amazon Cognito for authentication purposes for mobile and web applications. It is used locally within our department. Being a service company, when our customers ask for other mechanisms, we adapt to them as well. We solve the sign-up and sign-in of the mobile and web application via Amazon Cognito.
Score 7 out of 10
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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.
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.