Amazon Cognito vs Firebase Authentication

Amazon Cognito

355
494
+ 1
30
Firebase Authentication

258
323
+ 1
15
Add tool

Amazon Cognito vs Firebase Authentication: 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, Firebase Authentication is detailed as "An App Authentication System In A Few Lines Of Code". It provides backend services, easy-to-use SDKs, and ready-made UI libraries to authenticate users to your app. It supports authentication using passwords, phone numbers, popular federated identity providers like Google,.

Amazon Cognito and Firebase Authentication belong to "User Management and Authentication" category of the tech stack.

Decisions about Amazon Cognito and Firebase Authentication
Brent Maxwell
Migrated
from
Amazon Cognito
to
Auth0

I started our team on Amazon Cognito because I was a Solutions Architect at AWS and found it really easy to follow the tutorials and get a basic app up and running with it.

When our team started working with it, they very quickly became frustrated because of the poor documentation. After 4 days of trying to get all the basic passwordless auth working, our lead engineer made the decision to abandon it and try Auth0... and managed to get everything implemented in 4 hours.

The consensus was that Cognito just isn't mature enough or well-documented, and that the implementation does not cater for real world use cases the way that it should. I believe Amplify has made some of this simpler, but I would still recommend Auth0 as it's been bulletproof for us, and is a sensible price.

See more
Pros of Amazon Cognito
Pros of Firebase Authentication

Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

Cons of Amazon Cognito
Cons of Firebase Authentication

Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

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 Firebase Authentication?

It provides backend services, easy-to-use SDKs, and ready-made UI libraries to authenticate users to your app. It supports authentication using passwords, phone numbers, popular federated identity providers like Google,
What companies use Amazon Cognito?
What companies use Firebase Authentication?

Sign up to get full access to all the companiesMake informed product decisions

What tools integrate with Amazon Cognito?
What tools integrate with Firebase Authentication?

Sign up to get full access to all the tool integrationsMake informed product decisions

What are some alternatives to Amazon Cognito and Firebase Authentication?
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.
AWS IAM
AWS Identity and Access Management.
Keycloak
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.
See all alternatives
Interest over time
How much does Amazon Cognito cost?
How much does Firebase Authentication cost?
Pricing unavailable
News about Firebase Authentication
More news