Feature packed AWS service
March 24, 2022

Feature packed AWS service

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Amazon Cognito

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.
  • AWS SDK for Amazon Cognito.
  • Integration with other was services.
  • Scalability.
  • Cost.
  • Documentation for in house devs.
  • Features to support transitioning from different iDP.
  • User directory is secure and scalable.
  • Automation using lambda.
  • UI can be customised.
  • User experience.
  • Less admin overhead.
  • AWS reliability.
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

Do you think Amazon Cognito delivers good value for the price?

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Are you happy with Amazon Cognito's feature set?


Did Amazon Cognito live up to sales and marketing promises?

I wasn't involved with the selection/purchase process

Did implementation of Amazon Cognito go as expected?

I wasn't involved with the implementation phase

Would you buy Amazon Cognito again?


Microsoft Defender for Cloud Apps (formerly Microsoft Cloud App Security), Microsoft Defender for Endpoint (formerly Microsoft Defender ATP), Microsoft Defender for Identity (formerly Azure ATP), Azure Multi-Factor Authentication (Discontinued)
If you are looking to deploy a web application without the need of integrating without an identity provider and still want access control, 2-factor authentication or want social identity federation. A solution that can be scalable and secure if you are unable to predict the response from the customers at the point in time. If you want to automate analytics after a user authenticates, then Amazon Cognito is suitable.