Amazon Cognito is a mobile identity software that provides users with secure authentication and encryption for mobile and web apps. This cloud-based software supports LDAP and Active Directory including access to social and enterprise identity providers and more. In this article, we cover user reviews and pricing. Ready to try Amazon Cognito? Get a free trial.
What Amazon Cognito Does Well
Users who gave Amazon Cognito a positive review said that the software enables them to securely sign-in and control their mobile and web apps. Some commended its serverless feature and its simplicity.
One user who gave Amazon Cognito a positive review on G2 Crowd said that their employees are secure accessing their accounts regardless of where and when they connect. Another said that it is well integrated with other products and has a simple user interface.
What Amazon Cognito Does Not Do Well
Users who gave Amazon Cognito a negative review complained about the rigid service offerings and add-ons of the product. Some commented that stronger customer support should be in place to address concerns about faulty functions.
One user who gave Amazon Cognito a negative review on G2 Crowd said that the Amazon ecosystem is cluttered and users should be able to customize their preferred service. Another suggested that there should be a multi-region or multi-account end-user support to address concerns like the role or grouping function that does not work.
Amazon Cognito Pricing
Amazon Cognito offers different plans with base prices ranging from $0 to $0.00250/monthly active user (MAU) for subscribers who sign in directly with their User Pool credentials or with social identity providers. For users who signed-in through SAML or OIDC federation, the price for MAUs above the 50 MAU free tier is $0.015.
As part of the AWS Free Tier, eligible AWS customers receive 10 GB of cloud sync store and 1,000,000 sync operations per month for the first 12 months. Outside the Free Tier, Amazon Cognito costs $0.15 per 10,000 sync operations and per GB of sync store per month in all AWS regions except in Tokyo which is $0.19 for the same package.
Ready to get started with Amazon Cognito? Get a free trial.
Amazon Cognito Features
Check out the list below of some of Amazon Cognito’s features:
- Multi-Factor Authentication
- Adaptive Authentication
- Standards-Based Authentication
- Social and Enterprise Identity Federation
- Access Control for AWS Resources
- Advanced Security Features
- Extend Active Directory
Amazon Cognito FAQ
Can we synchronize data when we switch between devices?
Can I sign-up for Amazon Cognito if I do not have Amazon Web Services?
Here is a list of some of Amazon Cognito’s popular integrations: