Amazon Cognito vs OAuth2: 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, OAuth2 is detailed as "An open standard for access delegation". It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf.
Amazon Cognito and OAuth2 can be primarily classified as "User Management and Authentication" tools.
ChromaDex, Sendhelper Pte Ltd, and Strain Merchant are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Cognito, whereas OAuth2 is used by Ataccama, BookMeBus, and Mubasher.info. Amazon Cognito has a broader approval, being mentioned in 41 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to OAuth2, which is listed in 10 company stacks and 5 developer stacks.
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