Auth0 is awesome and if you aren't using it (or at least something similar) you should be.
January 29, 2021

Auth0 is awesome and if you aren't using it (or at least something similar) you should be.

Owen Orsetti | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User

Modules Used

  • Auth0 Platform

Overall Satisfaction with The Okta Identity Cloud

Auth0 was implemented as part of a public facing SPA we were building as a trial of a new service.
Unfortunately, the project was paused indefinitely before it could be completed due to a shift of priorities, but the Auth0 implementation was incredibly easy and relieved us of a lot of headache that would come with handling authentication and authorization ourselves.
Their documentation is extensive, detailed, and easy to understand, implementation can be done in hours (for more experienced users, maybe even minutes), and the service is rock-steady stable.
I would never not recommend Auth0 to a friend or colleague setting up a new app or service.
  • Implementation is easy
  • Extensive documentation for pesky edge cases
  • Broad range of features to cover all use cases
  • Explaining why incorporating a 3rd party service for authentication is necessary to less technical users is challenging, especially when discussing additional costs
  • Massively reduced dev time
  • Significant security boost
  • Were the app deployed, there would be additional cost
I found Auth0 to be much more user friendly, and had better documentation for my specific use case, though I have heard good things about Okta as well.
Any app where users need to authenticate should be using Auth0.
It's so easy to install that there is no reason not to, and maybe if everyone used it we wouldn't have to worry about so many breaches/hacks from shoddy authorization practices.

It's probably not as important for an internal application, where services like Azure AD, etc., are sufficient and public users are not registering

The Okta Identity Cloud Feature Ratings

ID-Management Access Control
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Multi-Factor Authentication
Password Management
Not Rated
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
ID Risk Management

Configuring The Okta Identity Cloud

For our use case, the options Auth0 provides covered every eventuality we could think of.