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Alternatives to AWS IAM

Azure Active Directory, Okta, Auth0, OAuth2, and Teleport are the most popular alternatives and competitors to AWS IAM.
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What is AWS IAM and what are its top alternatives?

It enables you to manage access to AWS services and resources securely. Using IAM, you can create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources.
AWS IAM is a tool in the Cloud Access Management category of a tech stack.

Top Alternatives to AWS IAM

  • Azure Active Directory
    Azure Active Directory

    It is a comprehensive identity and access management solution that gives you a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups. You can get the reliability and scalability you need with identity services that work with your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environment. ...

  • Okta
    Okta

    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. ...

  • Auth0
    Auth0

    A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications. ...

  • OAuth2
    OAuth2

    It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf. ...

  • Teleport
    Teleport

    Teleport makes it easy for users to securely access infrastructure and meet the toughest compliance requirements. ...

  • HashiCorp Boundary
    HashiCorp Boundary

    Simple and secure remote access — to any system anywhere based on trusted identity. It enables practitioners and operators to securely access dynamic hosts and services with fine-grained authorization without requiring direct network access. ...

  • AWS Service Catalog
    AWS Service Catalog

    AWS Service Catalog allows IT administrators to create, manage, and distribute catalogs of approved products to end users, who can then access the products they need in a personalized portal. Administrators can control which users have access to each application or AWS resource to enforce compliance with organizational business policies. AWS Service Catalog allows your organization to benefit from increased agility and reduced costs because end users can find and launch only the products they need from a catalog that you control. ...

  • SailPoint
    SailPoint

    It provides enterprise identity governance solutions with on-premises and cloud-based identity management software for the most complex challenges. ...

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Azure Active Directory logo

Azure Active Directory

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PROS OF AZURE ACTIVE DIRECTORY
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Okta

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Enterprise-grade identity management for all your apps, users & devices
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PROS OF OKTA
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    REST API
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    SAML
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    OIDC OpenID Connect
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    User Provisioning
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    Easy LDAP integration
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    API Access Management - oAuth2 as a service
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    Universal Directory
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    Protect B2E, B2B, B2C apps
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    SSO, MFA for cloud, on-prem, custom apps
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    Easy Active Directory integration
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    Tons of Identity Management features
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    SWA applications Integration
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    SOC2
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    Pricing is too high
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    Okta verify (Multi-factor Authentication)

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Hey all, We're currently weighing up the pros & cons of using Firebase Authentication vs something more OTB like Auth0 or Okta to manage end-user access management for a consumer digital content product. From what I understand so far, Something like Firebase Auth would require more dev effort but is likely to cost less overall, whereas OTB, you have a UI-based console which makes config by non-technical business users easier to manage. Does anyone else have any intuitions or experiences they could share on this, please? Thank you!

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Auth0

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Token-based Single Sign On for your Apps and APIs with social, databases and enterprise identities
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PROS OF AUTH0
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    JSON web token
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    Integration with 20+ Social Providers
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    It's a universal solution
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    SDKs
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    Amazing Documentation
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    Heroku Add-on
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    Enterprise support
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    Extend platform with "rules"
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    Great Sample Repos
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    Azure Add-on
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    Passwordless
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    Easy integration, non-intrusive identity provider
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    It can integrate seamlessly with firebase
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    Ruby
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    Great documentation, samples, UX and Angular support
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    Polished
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    On-premise deployment
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    Will sign BAA for HIPAA-compliance
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    SAML Support
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    Active Directory support
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    Springboot
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    SOC2
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    Great support
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    OpenID Connect (OIDC) Support
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    Pricing too high (Developer Pro)
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    Rapidly changing API

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Stephen Gheysens
Senior Solutions Engineer at Twilio · | 14 upvotes · 610.6K views

Hi Otensia! I'd definitely recommend using the skills you've already got and building with JavaScript is a smart way to go these days. Most platform services have JavaScript/Node SDKs or NPM packages, many serverless platforms support Node in case you need to write any backend logic, and JavaScript is incredibly popular - meaning it will be easy to hire for, should you ever need to.

My advice would be "don't reinvent the wheel". If you already have a skill set that will work well to solve the problem at hand, and you don't need it for any other projects, don't spend the time jumping into a new language. If you're looking for an excuse to learn something new, it would be better to invest that time in learning a new platform/tool that compliments your knowledge of JavaScript. For this project, I might recommend using Netlify, Vercel, or Google Firebase to quickly and easily deploy your web app. If you need to add user authentication, there are great examples out there for Firebase Authentication, Auth0, or even Magic (a newcomer on the Auth scene, but very user friendly). All of these services work very well with a JavaScript-based application.

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Hey all, We're currently weighing up the pros & cons of using Firebase Authentication vs something more OTB like Auth0 or Okta to manage end-user access management for a consumer digital content product. From what I understand so far, Something like Firebase Auth would require more dev effort but is likely to cost less overall, whereas OTB, you have a UI-based console which makes config by non-technical business users easier to manage. Does anyone else have any intuitions or experiences they could share on this, please? Thank you!

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OAuth2

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An open standard for access delegation
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      Joshua Dean Küpper
      CEO at Scrayos UG (haftungsbeschränkt) · | 7 upvotes · 408.2K views

      As the access to our global REST-API "Charon" is bound to OAuth2, we use Keycloak inside Quarkus to authenticate and authorize users of our API. It is not possible to perform any un-authenticated requests against this API, so we wanted to make really sure that the authentication/authorization component is absolutely reliable and tested. We found those attributes within Keycloak, so we used it.

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      Isaac Ogunleye
      Backend Developer at Coast research Institute · | 5 upvotes · 91.7K views
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      PassportPassportOAuth2OAuth2

      My teammates and I are arguing on which library to use for our local and social authentication in our express app between OAuth2 and Passport. I went for Passport cause I personally like it, and it seems easier to implement with good docs, but some of my teammates think it's less secure than OAuth2. So any advice please would be appreciated. Thanks 🙏🏻

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      Teleport

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      Modern Privileged Access Management
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          HashiCorp Boundary

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              AWS Service Catalog

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              Create and manage catalogs of IT services that are approved for use on AWS
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                  SailPoint

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                  Simplify access and accelerate business, starting with your users
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