Vendor: Auth0
Contact: www.auth0.com
Product: Auth0
Price: $$1,050 per month (Developer Pro)

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Strengths:
The superior flexibility provides innovators with the confidence and security that they need to do what they do best: innovate.
Weakness:
This product assumes significant familiarity with scripting and is a good fit for those with adequate scripting knowledge.
Verdict:
The scalable Auth0 ecosystem enables and simplifies the use of any authentication or application lifecycle solution and is ideal for those looking to integrate identity management naturally into their developer workflow.

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Rating: 4.75/5 4.75/5

Summary

Auth0 is a cloud-based identity solution offering a universal authentication and authorization platform that protects the identities of all user types in any application. Traditional solutions with out-of-the-box features are secure but are often too rigid to accommodate the changing conditions and unique systems that application developers face. These developers create value through innovation, and they require adaptable and flexible solutions to help them succeed. Unfortunately, many flexible solutions often sacrifice some security measures to maximize performance. This incongruity between security and creativity results in a tug-of-war between security professionals and application developers. Auth0 levels the field and offers the best of both worlds in this simple, extensible, and scalable identity management solution that optimizes the end-user experience without compromising innovation or security.

One of the first steps to implementing an identity and access management platform is entering users into the platform. Thankfully, the Developer Pro and Enterprise versions of Auth0 streamline this process for administrators, providing bulk imports that connect to, or migrate from, existing databases. Unfortunately, all other Auth0 packages require manual user additions. Once in the system, administrators may leverage user roles and groups to enforce role-based access control rules.

The main login page provides much-needed flexibility as well as many branding options that users may customize as much as they like. The Getting Started dashboard has tremendous how-to information with videos and step-by-step tutorials for application access and integration. Users can access applications through the universal login feature, which offers database, social, and enterprise connections. This universal login also supports single sign-on for many cloud-based applications.

In addition to core identity and access management features like SSO and MFA, Auth0 has a few noteworthy security features. The Enterprise version provides anomaly detection, an additional layer of security that protects organizations from different types of attacks and user-access anomalies. It also determines which API calls are reliable. Brute force protection limits the number of sign-ups and failed logins or login attempts from suspicious IP addresses. Breached-password protection detects login attempts made by malicious credentials. Finally, Auth0 supports continuous vulnerability assessments and third-party penetration testing. It stores all security incidents in searchable logs that integrate with real-time data streams, custom webhooks, and common enterprise tools, such as log exports.

Overall, the scalable Auth0 ecosystem enables and simplifies the use of any authentication or application lifecycle solution. It provides complete identity coverage, support for custom code, and out-of-the-box integrations and extensibility points. The combination of these built-in features and expansive customizations allows Auth0 to fit any organization. However, this product assumes significant familiarity with scripting. Therefore, this tool is ideal for those with adequate scripting knowledge who are also looking to integrate identity management naturally into their developer workflow. Its flexibility will also provide innovators with the confidence and security that they need to do what they do best: innovate.

Pricing starts at $1,050 per month for Auth0 Developer Pro, the package that includes most of the features we have discussed here. Different pricing options and bundles are available. There is even a free plan for up to 7,000 users. Organizations have 24/7 phone, email, and website support, including a knowledgebase with effective documentation and a community forum. Additional 24/7 support options are available for a fee.   

Tested by Tom Weil.