LDAP vs Amazon Cognito: What are the differences?
LDAP: A lightweight directory access protocol. It is a mature, flexible, and well supported standards-based mechanism for interacting with directory servers. It’s often used for authentication and storing information about users, groups, and applications, but an LDAP directory server is a fairly general-purpose data store and can be used in a wide variety of applications; Amazon Cognito: 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.
LDAP and Amazon Cognito can be primarily classified as "User Management and Authentication" tools.
Some of the features offered by LDAP are:
- Lightweight directory access protocol
- Used for authentication and storing information
- General-purpose data store
On the other hand, Amazon Cognito provides the following key features:
- Manage Unique Identities
- Work Offline
- Store and Sync across Devices