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Amazon Cognito vs Devise: 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, Devise is detailed as "Flexible authentication solution for Rails with Warden". Devise is a flexible authentication solution for Rails based on Warden.

Amazon Cognito and Devise can be categorized 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, Devise provides the following key features:

  • Is Rack based
  • Is a complete MVC solution based on Rails engines
  • Allows you to have multiple models signed in at the same time

"Backed by Amazon" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Amazon Cognito, while over 31 developers mention "Reliable" as the leading cause for choosing Devise.

Devise is an open source tool with 19.9K GitHub stars and 4.74K GitHub forks. Here's a link to Devise's open source repository on GitHub.

StackShare, Movielala, and DeveloperTown are some of the popular companies that use Devise, whereas Amazon Cognito is used by Sendhelper Pte Ltd, Strain Merchant, and ChromaDex. Devise has a broader approval, being mentioned in 56 company stacks & 30 developers stacks; compared to Amazon Cognito, which is listed in 40 company stacks and 12 developer stacks.

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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.

What is Devise?

Devise is a flexible authentication solution for Rails based on Warden

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      What are some alternatives to Amazon Cognito and Devise?
      Auth0
      A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
      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.
      Firebase
      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.
      OmniAuth
      OmniAuth is a Ruby authentication framework aimed to abstract away the difficulties of working with various types of authentication providers. It is meant to be hooked up to just about any system, from social networks to enterprise systems to simple username and password authentication.
      JSON Web Token
      JSON Web Token is an open standard that defines a compact and self-contained way for securely transmitting information between parties as a JSON object. This information can be verified and trusted because it is digitally signed.
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      How developers use Amazon Cognito and Devise
      Avatar of Gustavo Leon
      Gustavo Leon uses DeviseDevise

      Devise handles user registration with low effort. Also is configurable in so many levels, from custom views to create-your-own controllers.

      Avatar of Hunt Norment
      Hunt Norment uses DeviseDevise

      4 years of experience using Devise for User management, authentication, and authorization.

      Avatar of andrew reese
      andrew reese uses DeviseDevise

      great and straight-forward authentication and user system via ruby gem.

      Avatar of StackShare
      StackShare uses DeviseDevise

      Open source user authentication in-a-can, what's not to like?

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      Andrew Fielding uses Amazon CognitoAmazon Cognito

      We use Cognito to manage our users.

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