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Amazon Cognito

Securely manage and synchronize app data for your users across their mobile devices
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What is Amazon Cognito?

You can create unique identities for your users through a number of public login providers (Amazon, Facebook, and Google) and also support unauthenticated guests. You can save app data locally on users’ devices allowing your applications to work even when the devices are offline.
Amazon Cognito is a tool in the User Management and Authentication category of a tech stack.

Who uses Amazon Cognito?

110 companies reportedly use Amazon Cognito in their tech stacks, including STAC, Devops, and Aplines.

204 developers on StackShare have stated that they use Amazon Cognito.

Amazon Cognito Integrations

AWS Amplify, AWS AppSync, AWS Mobile Hub, Serverless AppSync, and SketchUp are some of the popular tools that integrate with Amazon Cognito. Here's a list of all 6 tools that integrate with Amazon Cognito.
Public Decisions about Amazon Cognito

Here are some stack decisions, common use cases and reviews by companies and developers who chose Amazon Cognito in their tech stack.

Jeyabalaji Subramanian
Jeyabalaji Subramanian

At FundsCorner, when we set out to pick up the front-end tech stack (around Dec 2017), we drove our decision based on the following considerations:

(1) We were clear that we will NOT have a hybrid app. We will start with Responsive Web & once there is traction, we will rollout our Android App. However, we wanted to ensure that the users have a consistent experience on both the Web & the App. So, the front-end framework must also have a material design component library which we can choose from.

(2) Before joining FundsCorner as a CTO, I had already worked with Angular. I enjoyed working with Angular, but I felt that I must choose something that will provide us with the fastest time from Concept to Reality.

(3) I am strong proponent of segregating HTML & JavaScript. I.e. I was not for writing or generating HTML through JavaScript. Because, this will mean that the Front-end developers I have to hire will always be very strong on JavaScript alongside HTML5 & CSS. I was looking for a Framework that was on JavaScript but not HEAVY on JavaScript.

(3) The first iteration of the web app was to be done by myself. But I was clear that when someone takes up the mantle, they will be able to come up the curve fast.

In the end, Vue.js and Vuetify satisfied all the above criteria with aplomb! When I did our first POC on Vue.js I could not believe that front-end development could be this fast. The documentation was par excellence and all the required essentials that come along with the Framework (viz. Routing, Store, Validations) etc. were available from the same community! It was also a breeze to integrate with other JavaScript libraries (such as Amazon Cognito).

By picking Vuetify, we were able to provide a consistent UI experience between our Web App and Native App, besides making the UI development ultra blazing fast!

In the end, we were able to rollout our Web App in record 6 weeks (that included the end to end Loan Origination flow, Loans management system & Customer engagement module).

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I'm starting a new React Native project and trying to decide on an auth provider. Currently looking at Auth0 and Amazon Cognito. It will need to play nice with a Django Rest Framework backend.

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Amazon Cognito's Features

  • Manage Unique Identities
  • Work Offline
  • Store and Sync across Devices
  • Seamless Guest Access
  • Safeguard AWS Credentials
  • Control Access to AWS Resources

Amazon Cognito Alternatives & Comparisons

What are some alternatives to Amazon Cognito?
A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
Connect all your apps in days, not months, with instant access to thousands of pre-built integrations - even add apps to the network yourself. Integrations are easy to set up, constantly monitored, proactively repaired and handle authentication and provisioning.
Firebase is a cloud service designed to power real-time, collaborative applications. Simply add the Firebase library to your application to gain access to a shared data structure; any changes you make to that data are automatically synchronized with the Firebase cloud and with other clients within milliseconds.
AWS Identity and Access Management.
It is an Open Source Identity and Access Management For Modern Applications and Services. It adds authentication to applications and secure services with minimum fuss. No need to deal with storing users or authenticating users. It's all available out of the box.
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