Amazon Cognito vs Auth0: What are the differences?
Developers describe Amazon Cognito as "Securely manage and synchronize app data for your users across their mobile devices". 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. On the other hand, Auth0 is detailed as "Token-based Single Sign On for your Apps and APIs with social, databases and enterprise identities". A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
Amazon Cognito and Auth0 can be primarily classified as "User Management and Authentication" tools.
Some of the features offered by Amazon Cognito are:
- Manage Unique Identities
- Work Offline
- Store and Sync across Devices
On the other hand, Auth0 provides the following key features:
- User and Password support with verification and forgot password email workflow
- Painless SAML Auth with Enterprises
- Integration with 20+ Social Providers
"Backed by Amazon" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon Cognito over the competitors, whereas "JSON web token" was stated as the key factor in picking Auth0.
Binary.com, Chattermill, and White Rabbit Express are some of the popular companies that use Auth0, whereas Amazon Cognito is used by ChromaDex, Sendhelper Pte Ltd, and Strain Merchant. Auth0 has a broader approval, being mentioned in 121 company stacks & 55 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Cognito, which is listed in 41 company stacks and 13 developer stacks.