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Amazon Cognito vs Stormpath: 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, Stormpath is detailed as "User Management and Authentication for Developers". Stormpath is an authentication and user management service that helps development teams quickly and securely build web and mobile applications and services.

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

Some of the features offered by Amazon Cognito are:

  • Manage Unique Identities
  • Work Offline
  • Store and Sync across Devices

On the other hand, Stormpath provides the following key features:

  • User Authentication as a Service
  • Authorization – Easily model and manage your data, including pre-built roles
  • Flexible User Profiles

"Backed by Amazon" is the top reason why over 11 developers like Amazon Cognito, while over 26 developers mention "Authentication" as the leading cause for choosing Stormpath.

ChromaDex, Sendhelper Pte Ltd, and Strain Merchant are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Cognito, whereas Stormpath is used by Stormpath, Forerunner Games, and Notify-e. Amazon Cognito has a broader approval, being mentioned in 41 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to Stormpath, which is listed in 3 company stacks and 4 developer stacks.

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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 Stormpath?

Stormpath is an authentication and user management service that helps development teams quickly and securely build web and mobile applications and services.

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    What are some alternatives to Amazon Cognito and Stormpath?
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