Amazon Cognito

3.9
(24 reviews)

Amazon Cognito lets you add user sign-up and sign-in and access control to your web and mobile apps quickly and easily. It scales to millions of users, and supports sign-in with social identity providers such as Facebook, Google, and Amazon, and enterprise identity providers via SAML 2.0.

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Amazon Cognito review by Rohit K.
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"Easy to handle and secured sign up tool"

What do you like best?

AWS cognito helps you manage and add user sign in and sign up to your mobile apps with much ease and you can spend your valuable time on creating the main content whereas the part of sign up module is handled by cognito.It is a great service from aws which helps you save your time.Not only it is simple but also secured.The authentication of the users is done securely and also the privacy concerns are taken care of.Also users can use their social profiles like facebook and google to sign in or sign up to your app.It will showcase you a full directory of users where you can manage your users easily.And also it is scalable so it is a great tool from aws.

What do you dislike?

I have used most of the services from aws for different usages and cognito serves best for authentication and user sign up's so nothing to dislike about it.

Recommendations to others considering the product

I recommend using amazon cognito for developing user login and sign up modules which are fool proof and do take in consideration the privacy of individual users.Also the management console helps you manage all your users directly.Also it allows login through facebook,google and other social profiles which is totally handled by cognito so it is definitely recommended tool to have when you want authentication services for your webapp or webservice.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I have been using aws services since 2-3 years since I joined skytechnologies.We develop websites,web apps and web services for our clients.We use amazon aws for all cloud requirements for our projects.Out web apps and web services mostly are using aws resources and I have been using aws cognito for all such web apps and services which require authentication or user sign ups to be handled.It has served good till now.

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Amazon Cognito review by Maria Camila Q.
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"Amazon cognito allows user management for your mobile applications, allows you to do it in an easy "

What do you like best?

Amazon Cognito is a broad and complete platform when resltar what I like most of this would consider that the best thing is to make the services can be used without access to internet which is something that is sought with many programs and few they have and is one of the biggest advantages, additionally allows to create ways to have a wide security in what relates to passwords and difficulty when hacking an account if it is the case, so you can be sure having information here.

It is a platform that I like and I have been able to recommend it to a diversity of colleagues

What do you dislike?

Among what I do not like about this Amazon Cognito platform are its menu, that is, the options that are usually counted are not the best, in addition to be able to use the platform with its best tools, it is necessary to make a payment even though the initial registration does not generate an additional cost.

Although the payment is a disadvantage because it is not available to everyone I think that the payment is important in order to have a continuous improvement and be able to advance

Recommendations to others considering the product

As a recommendation, it could give them a thorough knowledge of the platform and if they have the possibility to pay for their services because it is quite useful, it is an excellent platform that can be used 100%.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It can solve a very common problem is to be able to synchronize quickly and efficiently all the desired information on a new device whether tablet, ipad, smart phone etc. additionally that allows to offer a secure authentication for users

What Single Sign On (SSO) solution do you use?

Thanks for letting us know!
Amazon Cognito review by Mónica H.
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"Fácil de usar y muy seguro"

What do you like best?

AWS Cognito lo ayuda a administrar y agregar el inicio de sesión de usuario y registrarse en sus aplicaciones móviles con mucha facilidad y puede pasar su valioso tiempo creando el contenido principal mientras que la parte del módulo de registro es manejada por cognito. Es un gran servicio de AWS lo ayuda a ahorrar tiempo. No solo es simple sino también seguro. La autenticación de los usuarios se realiza de forma segura y también se ocupan de las cuestiones de privacidad. También los usuarios pueden usar sus perfiles sociales como Facebook y Google para iniciar sesión o regístrate en tu aplicación. Te mostrará un directorio completo de usuarios donde puedes administrar fácilmente a tus usuarios. Y también es escalable, por lo que es una gran herramienta de AWS.

What do you dislike?

He utilizado la mayoría de los servicios de AWS para diferentes usos y Cognito sirve mejor para autenticación y registros de usuarios, por lo que no hay nada que les desagrade.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Recomiendo usar Amazon Cognito para desarrollar el inicio de sesión de usuario y registrar módulos que sean infalibles y que tengan en cuenta la privacidad de los usuarios individuales. Además, la consola de administración lo ayuda a administrar directamente a todos sus usuarios. También permite iniciar sesión a través de Facebook, Google y otros perfiles sociales totalmente manejados por cognito, por lo que definitivamente es una herramienta recomendada para cuando desee servicios de autenticación para su aplicación web o servicio web.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

He estado usando los servicios de AWS desde hace dos o tres años,que fue cuando entré en mi empresa. Desarrollamos sitios web, aplicaciones web y servicios web para nuestros clientes. Utilizamos Amazon AWS para todos los requisitos de la nube para nuestros proyectos. Casi todas las aplicaciones web y servicios web están usando los recursos de AWS y he estado utilizando AWS Cognito para todas las aplicaciones y servicios web que requieren autenticación o registros de usuario para ser manejados. Ha servido bien hasta ahora.

Amazon Cognito review by Ng Z.
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"Hard to use. Don't like the documentation"

What do you like best?

It's offered by AWS. Supposedly best in class. Not quite. Needs to improve on documentation. If you are invested into AWS, you have little choice but to use their product as well

What do you dislike?

Documentation is all over the place. And Cognito can be broken it 2 or 3 products by itself. Getting through the documentation took me a lot of time. I am also struggling with a few API calls that seem to return some issues

Recommendations to others considering the product

Implementing SigV4 is a painful process. But a neccesary one, I think

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Identity and authorization issues. I'm building a multi tenanted application and I needed a way to segregate control according to user identity. Cognito is AWS way to do identity and authorization

Amazon Cognito review by User
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"AWS"

What do you like best?

It provides our workers with security in the information we have, regardless of where we connect, be it the telephone or the computer, the most important thing for the company is to keep their information safe, and that is what this tool provides.

What do you dislike?

The steps to use AWS sometimes tend to be cumbersome and complicated for some users.

Recommendations to others considering the product

can be made simpler to use, without neglecting security

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

the security is good, with the credentials given to enter, gives assurance that our information is safe

Amazon Cognito review by Radin A.
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"GREAT PRODUCT!"

What do you like best?

It really helps me access control to my web and mobile apps quickly and easily.

What do you dislike?

The Amazon ecosystem is a little overwhelming, i dont need the other things.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Definitely get it. It is truly amazing and will help you implement your apps much much better.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It really helps me access control to my web and mobile apps quickly and easily. I don't know what I would do without it.

Amazon Cognito review by Hassan K.
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"Freaking amazing guys"

What do you like best?

So easy to set up, prices are so goddamn competitive

What do you dislike?

Multi-region/multi-account support is LACKING

Recommendations to others considering the product

Seriously don't waste your time re-implementing solved problems, just use Cognito and get on with your life

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Mobile user identity management

Internal tool user managementy

Amazon Cognito review by User
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"Solid responsive product"

What do you like best?

responds well and is cost effective to use.

What do you dislike?

user pool identity provider documentation is very thin. WE struggled to get it to work. The docs seemed to explain that you could add multiple identity providers and have them connect to a single cognito account but it doesn't seem to actually work that way. We ended up using an identity pool and IAM roles and consolidating federated users with internal acounts on our own.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

federated login

Amazon Cognito review by Sebastiano M.
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"Simple design and it works"

What do you like best?

The code running in the background is not complicated at all. Keeps things simple and working as they should.

What do you dislike?

Not very customization in terms of its service offerings/value-adds.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Offer safe authentication management for our users with minimal effort on our end.

Amazon Cognito review by Patrick L.
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"Great for serverless"

What do you like best?

used this as authentication method for serverless. it was excellent choice. It included custom attributes which can be defined at registration

What do you dislike?

custom attributes not searchable from console

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple and secure authentication with 2 factot auth support

Amazon Cognito review by Mikal S.
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"I used it for several projects and was not impressed with the documentation."

What do you like best?

It works? I don't have much good to say.

What do you dislike?

The menus on the amazon site and the documentation are poor

Recommendations to others considering the product

If your working in the amazon ecosystem, it works, but its not great.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Creating user accounts for Alexa customers.

Amazon Cognito review by Richard P.
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"Cognito"

What do you like best?

Simplicity in having one place to authenticate and authorize application users.

What do you dislike?

Would be great to have boto3 connectivity for Python.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

AppSync Authentication and Authorization.

Amazon Cognito review by Agency
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"cognito "

What do you like best?

handles all the login stuff based on all the standards and is serverless!

What do you dislike?

the login screen is not costomizable enough, using the sdk to do custom login screens does not give you the option to definse scopes when authenticating, the documentaion is lacking

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

login for our app/product - much more secure than rolling your own

Amazon Cognito review by User
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"Great service but incomplete"

What do you like best?

Managed authentication service with user management controls & access control to AWS

What do you dislike?

1. Documentation

2. Feels incomplete service with no token management

3. no multi-region user pools

Recommendations to others considering the product

Very vast with unclear documentation. Stackoverflow is the best place for help - do not bother with AWS forums.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Authentication service for our application

Amazon Cognito review by Administrator
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"It's great for simple authentication "

What do you like best?

If you need simple authentication it's great. Makes life easy.

What do you dislike?

If you need more complex setup or are integrating user password reset and other user management it's a pain. Especially when on a api only saas.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It's not as easy as advertised.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Simple user authentication for some auxiliary support products.

Amazon Cognito review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer
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"It’s amazing! User friendly "

What do you like best?

Easy to use and very reliable. Though this has been the only product we have used we really like it and do not plan on switching.

What do you dislike?

We really like this product. I would highly recommend it there isn’t anything in specific that we dislike.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Can communicate with a large audience

Amazon Cognito review by Industry Analyst / Tech Writer in Dairy
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"Very easy to use"

What do you like best?

The easy to use options. It’s makes persons who not use to using the software be able to maneuver it with ease.

What do you dislike?

There’s not really to dislike because it meets all my company’s need.

Recommendations to others considering the product

Most definitely

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

I’m a social media man and I do marketing to it comes in handy

Amazon Cognito review by Executive Sponsor
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"Has potential but not prime time ready"

What do you like best?

Simplifies user/identity management and gives additional capabilities such as social logins.

What do you dislike?

Have had performance problems related to response time

Currently there is no backup/restore capability.

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

login management is not a core competency of ours so it is great to not have code/logic around that.

Amazon Cognito review by User
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"Authentication made easy for your app "

What do you like best?

On our trials it was fairly simple to setup user authentication to a sample site including 2FA with SMS

What do you dislike?

Have not used it in detail to give an opinion

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We wanted to test a different option to authenticate in an internal hackaton

Amazon Cognito review by User
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"Really awesome using Amplify!"

What do you like best?

How easy it is to start using it. The CLI is awesome!

What do you dislike?

The docs were a little hard to get around

Recommendations to others considering the product

The CLI need to be global... cannot NPM install on the project

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

It’s great for prototyping really fast

Amazon Cognito review by Consultant
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"The best IAM for apps"

What do you like best?

This is really the best solution to agregate Idemtity provider and use them all in the same way

What do you dislike?

Hard to take in hand but once done really nice to use

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Lqrge application IA: with several identity provider

Amazon Cognito review by User
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"Amazon Cognito keeps you incognito"

What do you like best?

Amazon Cognito authorizes, authenticates, and provides user management for both mobile and web apps.

What do you dislike?

It can be a little confusing to use at times.

Recommendations to others considering the product

It'll get the job done!

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

Amazon Cognito provides higher security for our business.

Amazon Cognito review by User in Internet
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"Great product"

What do you like best?

Easy to integrate with and configure. Very conviniet.

What do you dislike?

I don't have anything that I dislike about this product

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

We don't have to manage users and passwords on our own. Cognito takes care of everything.

Amazon Cognito review by Administrator
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"nice to have a service that handles Auth"

What do you like best?

Really nice that the service is well integrated with the other products

What do you dislike?

Role/group handling with SSO and adfs is poor

What business problems are you solving with the product? What benefits have you realized?

One point of present for the developers to do auth

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