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AWS IAM vs OAuth.io: What are the differences?

AWS IAM: Securely control access to AWS services and resources for your users. AWS Identity and Access Management; OAuth.io: OAuth That Just Works. OAuth is a protocol that aimed to provide a single secure recipe to manage authorizations. It is now used by almost every web application. However, 30+ different implementations coexist. OAuth.io fixes this massive problem by acting as a universal adapter, thanks to a robust API. With OAuth.io integrating OAuth takes minutes instead of hours or days.

AWS IAM and OAuth.io are primarily classified as "Cloud Access Management" and "User Management and Authentication" tools respectively.

Some of the features offered by AWS IAM are:

  • Manage IAM users and their access - You can create users in IAM, assign them individual security credentials (i.e., access keys, passwords, and Multi-Factor Authentication devices) or request temporary security credentials to provide users access to AWS services and resources.
  • Manage IAM roles and their permissions - You can create roles in IAM, and manage permissions to control which operations can be performed by the entity, or AWS service, that assumes the role. You can also define which entity is allowed to assume the role.
  • Manage federated users and their permissions - You can enable identity federation to allow existing identities (e.g. users) from your corporate directory or from a 3rd party such as Login with Amazon, Facebook, and Google to access the AWS Management Console, to call AWS APIs, and to access resources, without the need to create an IAM user for each identity.

On the other hand, OAuth.io provides the following key features:

  • Quickly integrate API providers
  • More than 100 providers available
  • Secured encrypted API

"Centralized powerful permissions based access" is the top reason why over 21 developers like AWS IAM, while over 3 developers mention "SDK's" as the leading cause for choosing OAuth.io.

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Pros of AWS IAM
Pros of OAuth.io
  • 23
    Centralized powerful permissions based access
  • 3
    Straightforward SSO integration
  • 4
    SDK's
  • 3
    Integration with 100+ Providers
  • 1
    Useful screenshots
  • 1
    Add your own provider
  • 1
    Core oauthd open source
  • 1
    Extreme simplicity
  • 1
    Heroku add-on

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Cons of AWS IAM
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    Cloud auth limited to resources, no apps or services
  • 1
    No equivalent for on-premise networks, must adapt to AD
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    What is AWS IAM?

    It enables you to manage access to AWS services and resources securely. Using IAM, you can create and manage AWS users and groups, and use permissions to allow and deny their access to AWS resources.

    What is OAuth.io?

    OAuth is a protocol that aimed to provide a single secure recipe to manage authorizations. It is now used by almost every web application. However, 30+ different implementations coexist. OAuth.io fixes this massive problem by acting as a universal adapter, thanks to a robust API. With OAuth.io integrating OAuth takes minutes instead of hours or days.

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    What are some alternatives to AWS IAM and OAuth.io?
    Azure Active Directory
    It is a comprehensive identity and access management solution that gives you a robust set of capabilities to manage users and groups. You can get the reliability and scalability you need with identity services that work with your on-premises, cloud, or hybrid environment.
    Okta
    Connect all your apps in days, not months, with instant access to thousands of pre-built integrations - even add apps to the network yourself. Integrations are easy to set up, constantly monitored, proactively repaired and handle authentication and provisioning.
    Auth0
    A set of unified APIs and tools that instantly enables Single Sign On and user management to all your applications.
    OAuth2
    It is an authorization framework that enables a third-party application to obtain limited access to an HTTP service, either on behalf of a resource owner by orchestrating an approval interaction between the resource owner and the HTTP service, or by allowing the third-party application to obtain access on its own behalf.
    Teleport
    Teleport makes it easy for users to securely access infrastructure and meet the toughest compliance requirements.
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