Amazon Cognito vs OAuth.io: What are the differences?
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; OAuth.io: OAuth That Just Works. OAuth is a protocol that aimed to provide a single secure recipe to manage authorizations. It is now used by almost every web application. However, 30+ different implementations coexist. OAuth.io fixes this massive problem by acting as a universal adapter, thanks to a robust API. With OAuth.io integrating OAuth takes minutes instead of hours or days.
Amazon Cognito and OAuth.io 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, OAuth.io provides the following key features:
- Quickly integrate API providers
- More than 100 providers available
- Secured encrypted API
"Backed by Amazon" is the primary reason why developers consider Amazon Cognito over the competitors, whereas "SDK's" was stated as the key factor in picking OAuth.io.