Amazon Cognito vs Passport: 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, Passport is detailed as "Simple, unobtrusive authentication for Node.js". It is authentication middleware for Node.js. Extremely flexible and modular, It can be unobtrusively dropped in to any Express-based web application. A comprehensive set of strategies support authentication using a username and password, Facebook, Twitter, and more.
Amazon Cognito and Passport can be primarily classified as "User Management and Authentication" tools.
Passport is an open source tool with 15.9K GitHub stars and 936 GitHub forks. Here's a link to Passport's open source repository on GitHub.
ChromaDex, Sendhelper Pte Ltd, and Strain Merchant are some of the popular companies that use Amazon Cognito, whereas Passport is used by Decision6, University of Europe Laureate Digital, and KOACHR. Amazon Cognito has a broader approval, being mentioned in 41 company stacks & 13 developers stacks; compared to Passport, which is listed in 11 company stacks and 11 developer stacks.