Ory vs. Amazon Cognito

See why product teams choose Ory over Cognito

Ory has everything companies need to start and grow auth. All with a great developer experience and friendly UI.

Integrates with your applications

Webhooks, APIs, and OAuth2 and OIDC implementations to make it easy to integrate Ory with all your applications.

No vendor lock-in

Ory's focus on open standards makes it easy to use with other products supporting the same standards or to move between Ory open source and the Ory Network.

User friendly

Both developers and non-developers feel comfortable using the Ory Console to view information, add social sign-ins, configure flows, and more.

Dimitriy Gaevskiy - Software Architect, Tinkoff Group

"We chose the Ory Stack to develop an internal IAM. Ory is ideal because we could customize it exactly how we needed to and could build a flexible system for authorizing user actions."

The Ory Network
Support & Availability
Custom SLAs


Community Support
Multi-Region Support

Coming Soon

Usability & Customizability
Admin Console
Custom SMTP
Bring Your Own UI


Customizable Identity Data
Social Login
OpenID Connect


Included M2M Tokens



Granular Permissions


Rules and Access Control
JWT Support

Coming Soon

LDAP Connectivity


AD Connectivity
Security & Compliance
Token Rotation




ISO 27001




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Finally, an auth solution with robust APIs and great customizability.

Ory has the security, affordability at scale, and robustness you expect. But with a better UI, robust APIs, more customizability, and a friendlier interface.

Open source ethos

You’ll see our commitment to the values of open source in everything we do - from sales and support to community and events.


Create forms, flows, identity data, and configurations that reflect your brand. Use pre-created auth forms and flow or customize your own.

User & developer friendly

Ory's intuitive interfaces can increase user adoption. Enable passwordless, add social sign-ins, and modify identity schema all from the console.

Helpful documentation

Tired of documentation that takes you in circles? Ory’s documentation gets you to the answer you need, while helping you understand how it works.

How Ory Beats Cognito

Ory users rave about our robust APIs, security, and flexibility.

When we created Ory, we prioritized developer happiness and security. You'll see this as you work with Ory to create portable, secure user auth experiences.

  • Portability

    By choosing a solution that has an open source alternative and utilizes open standards, companies can maintain control over their data and avoid being dependent on a particular vendor. This allows for greater agility in responding to changes in the market or business needs, without being hindered by technology limitations or vendor dependencies.

  • User Experience

    No clunky interfaces here. Not only will your developers enjoy working with Ory, but so will all of your team members. Auth forms are also customizable, so you can add your designer to the list of team members happy with Ory.

  • Integrations

    From CRMs and customer support applications to developer tooling and product tools, it’s vital that your identity management solution can integrate and share data with your most important applications.

  • Security & compliance

    Choosing an identity management solution with strong security measures helps ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of company resources. Ory takes advanced initiatives to prevent data breaches, identity theft, and other security incidents.

Migrating from Cognito to Ory

We’ve supported many customers on their journey from Amazon Cognito to Ory. Our support team can help you make the transition with ease. Reach out to a product support specialist at [email protected] to learn more about how we can help you make a smooth transition.

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