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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$0.01

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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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  • Easy to set-up.
  • Easy to configure the UserPools, and the Identity Pools.
  • Seamless Integration with AWS services like Lambda, IAM, etc.
  • Cheaper than other providers.
  • SCIM implementation is not present.
  • B2B SaaS use-cases are very hard to configure. More suitable or B2C use-cases.
  • Needs more recipes, plugins, SDK's.
  • 2FA with Email as an OTP channel is not supported.
  • 2 FA using biometrics is not available; can be customised using lambda.
Randy Whitten, MBA, ITIL v.3, Doctoral Candidate (DIT) | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Installation
  • Support
  • Subject Matter Experts
  • Ability to fix the issues quickly and without transferring the calls.
  • Need better documentation.
  • It is very pricey.
  • Could maybe have video content to help with setting up the security.
Philipp Pettit | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • Provides the ability to add additional login options for your users with relative ease.
  • Setting up authentication in the app is very quick and easy.
  • It facilitates secure access to the data and applications we need to complete our tasks.
  • Amazon Cognito is secure and easy to use right out of the box.
Iván García | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
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  • The sign-in process.
  • The login process.
  • Give permissions to users to use AWS services.
  • The Cognito documentation could have more easy to do examples of integrating it into the app.
  • The interface to administer users and groups could have more visual appealing.
DR. RAKESH TRIPATHI | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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  • With the integration of Amazon Cognito, application users can sign in through Social Media (Social Sign in like Sign with Facebook or Google).
  • Integration process is easy.
  • Customizable according to needs. UI is also great.
  • In case of any technical error, simple messages can be showed to end user which could be understood by everyone.
  • Documentation can be even better.
  • Apart from this everything is perfect for me.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • It helps login/sign-up to all social and business platforms.
  • It provides the option to control access to AWS from the application and it can be easily integrated with the applications.
  • The UI is highly customizable.
  • Amazon Cognito is a very expensive secure solution - its error resolution is still very tough - you can't identify and track them easily.
  • UI should be more interactive and user-friendly.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • Easy to use and deploy, simplifying the development process.
  • Great integration with AWS services and OpenID Connect (OIDC) compliant.
  • User-friendly interface, which makes managing users, groups, and roles simple.
  • Passwordless authentication is complex to implement and difficult to deploy.
  • The documentation for AWS Cognito could be better and contain more complex solutions.
Score 10 out of 10
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  • Strong integration with React.js and client-side applications
  • Easy to bridge Cognito identities with the rest of the AWS ecosystem
  • Easy to store user profile data directly in Cognito rather than having to build additional services/endpoints
  • Easy integration with AWS Lambda to extend and add sophistication to the service
  • Cognito, as with all AWS tools, feels like strange alien technology and it takes some time to understand why it exists and what needs it serves. If they called it the "Amazon User Profile and Sign-In Service" they might have greater adoption.
  • More examples are always good, especially around using Lambdas to query or extend the Cognito data store.
Apurv Doshi | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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  • It is really easy to set up signup and sign-in for mobile and web applications which makes overall development faster, helps focus more on business.
  • It supports multi factor authentication and standard encryption algorithm. This helps tighten the security without investing a lot of time.
  • It supports access management via Oauth 2.0 which makes authorization job easy.
  • User can use Google, Facebook and Microsoft AD services for sign-in purpose helps reducing user efforts to register or signup within the application.
  • As such I do not find any major things as cons. However they can improve the documentation.
  • Sometimes additional customisation increases complexity. Most of those advanced features are not used frequently.
Score 7 out of 10
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  • 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.
Score 8 out of 10
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  • 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.