IBM Cloud App ID - The easy way to add authentication
March 23, 2022

IBM Cloud App ID - The easy way to add authentication

Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with IBM Cloud App ID

We use IBM Cloud App ID as authentication system for a demo product, where we want to show how easy it is to integrate with external authentication systems. Cloud App ID acts as a OIDC compliant Security Provider and provides the user Administration for free. So there is no need of programming the user related functionality, like self-registering or forgot password.
  • Easy to use
  • Good to understand / good documentation
  • Easy integration with npm module
  • Not many OIDC flows are supported
  • Permission Settings for Administration of the IAM secured service is hard to understand
  • The URL of the discoveryEndpoint is not easy to find
  • Free tier to start and develop
  • Easy to use
  • Gets costly with growing userbase (price model is also not very transparent)
We also integrated some parts of our solution with Keycloak, Red Hat Single Sign-On and Auth0.

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Whenever you need to provide Security Provider functionality for a web based application it is well suited. You can also integrate with other directory services (e.g. SAML, Facebook, Google), but not so easily with other Auth0 based services. The customization of the login page is very intuitive, but does not allow much customisation. using the integrated Cloud Directory, you do not need to integrate with existing security providers and you can build up your own user base - including Multi-Factor Authentication settings and password policies.

IBM Cloud App ID Feature Ratings

ID-Management Access Control
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Multi-Factor Authentication
Password Management
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning