Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

Amazon Cognito

476
722
+ 1
33
sso

34
75
+ 1
0
Add tool

Amazon Cognito vs sso: 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; sso: Buzzfeed's single-sign-on authentication proxy. The authentication and authorization system BuzzFeed developed to provide a secure, single sign-on experience for access to the many internal web apps used by our employees.

Amazon Cognito and sso can be categorized as "User Management and Authentication" tools.

sso is an open source tool with 2.11K GitHub stars and 109 GitHub forks. Here's a link to sso's open source repository on GitHub.

Decisions about Amazon Cognito and sso
Brent Maxwell
Migrated
from
Amazon CognitoAmazon Cognito
to
Auth0Auth0

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
Get Advice from developers at your company using Private StackShare. Sign up for Private StackShare.
Learn More
Pros of Amazon Cognito
Pros of sso
  • 14
    Backed by Amazon
  • 7
    Manage Unique Identities
  • 3
    Work Offline
  • 3
    MFA
  • 2
    Store and Sync
  • 1
    It works
  • 1
    Integrate with Google, Amazon, Twitter, Facebook, SAML
  • 1
    SDKs and code samples
  • 1
    Free for first 50000 users
    Be the first to leave a pro

    Sign up to add or upvote prosMake informed product decisions

    Cons of Amazon Cognito
    Cons of sso
    • 3
      Massive Pain to get working
    • 2
      Login-UI sparsely customizable (e.g. no translation)
    • 2
      Documentation often out of date
    • 1
      MFA: there is no "forget device" function
    • 1
      Hard to find expiration times for tokens/codes
    • 1
      Lacks many basic features
    • 1
      There is no "Logout" method in the API
    • 1
      No recovery codes for MFA
    • 1
      Difficult to customize (basic-pack is more than humble)
    • 1
      Only paid support
    • 1
      Docs are vast but mostly useless
      Be the first to leave a con

      Sign up to add or upvote consMake informed product decisions

      - No public GitHub repository available -

      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 sso?

      The authentication and authorization system BuzzFeed developed to provide a secure, single sign-on experience for access to the many internal web apps used by our employees.

      Need advice about which tool to choose?Ask the StackShare community!

      What companies use Amazon Cognito?
      What companies use sso?
      See which teams inside your own company are using Amazon Cognito or sso.
      Sign up for Private StackShareLearn More

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

      What tools integrate with Amazon Cognito?
      What tools integrate with sso?
        No integrations found

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

        What are some alternatives to Amazon Cognito and sso?
        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
        It enables you to manage access to AWS services and resources securely. Using IAM, you can create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources.
        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