AWS IAM Identity Center vs Ping Identity Platform comparison

 

Comparison Buyer's Guide

Executive Summary
 

Categories and Ranking

AWS IAM Identity Center
Ranking in Single Sign-On (SSO)
13th
Ranking in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS)
15th
Average Rating
9.0
Number of Reviews
1
Ranking in other categories
No ranking in other categories
Ping Identity Platform
Ranking in Single Sign-On (SSO)
3rd
Ranking in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS)
5th
Average Rating
8.4
Number of Reviews
25
Ranking in other categories
Authentication Systems (5th), Data Governance (6th), Access Management (3rd), Customer Identity and Access Management (CIAM) (3rd), Directory Servers (1st)
 

Mindshare comparison

As of July 2024, in the Single Sign-On (SSO) category, the mindshare of AWS IAM Identity Center is 2.8%, up from 1.3% compared to the previous year. The mindshare of Ping Identity Platform is 16.6%, down from 18.0% compared to the previous year. It is calculated based on PeerSpot user engagement data.
Single Sign-On (SSO)
Unique Categories:
Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) (IAMaaS)
1.4%
Authentication Systems
1.7%
Data Governance
0.4%
 

Featured Reviews

Nizamuddeen TZ - PeerSpot reviewer
Apr 2, 2024
Helps users provide or revoke accesses whenever needed
I don't think there is any need for improvement in the product since everything has been created architecturally by AWS. AWS has given all the features in the tool. In the product, two groups cannot have the same name. There will be a conflict if the same name is provided to two groups in the tool. If you want to say something to another user, the tool fails to identify which group out of the two having the same name is involved in the activity. In general, the tool does not allow for the duplication of names. The aforementioned area can be considered for improvement in the product.
PB
May 23, 2023
A robust cloud-based multi-factor solution with a good customer support team
I wonder if there are multi factors in improving. It's always a deterrent to productivity, naturally. Since I've been on this journey for three years, I've seen the product improve in the sense that it's less impact on productivity. In the beginning days, we had challenges with paying, finding the network, and signing its back-end service in the cloud. However, that's been drastically improved over the years. The other thing we did was allow users to manage their device profiles. So they can either go in and register on Ubiquiti or a phone directly with the user interface now or web interface, and they can also set their default device which they want to use. So they, like Ubiqui working with PingID, tend to be the default of choice. So they set their Ubiquiti to the default device. And then whenever MFA is prompted, they have the Ubiquiti or default device. So that was a great improvement. And the way we implemented PingID, it's the same user interface regardless if you're getting into VPN, the vault applications, or a laptop or desktop. So it's the same user interface to manage profiles centrally on a server. Hence if they change it for one use case, they change it for another.

Quotes from Members

We asked business professionals to review the solutions they use. Here are some excerpts of what they said:
 

Pros

"The product is easy for beginners to learn and use."
"People use the solution to secure their applications and authenticate particular processes."
"The solution is highly stable and scalable"
"It is a very stable solution."
"It gets a mobility portal in place in conjunction with Office 365. It provides very good possibilities and it's much better than other technology that we have used before which was unstable and slower."
"I find the auto-discovery feature the most valuable. It helps us automate a lot of things using a single password across applications."
"We use the product to run different reports."
"The product's most valuable features include its cloud-based capabilities for handling cloud applications and providing authentication and authorization through OIDC and SAML. It also supports integrations needed for both local and internal applications, including legacy applications requiring web server access."
"What I like best about PingID is that it's very user-friendly. PingID is well-built as a developer tool and regularly upgrades and updates via patches. I also like that PingID has clear documents that will help you integrate it with other solutions."
 

Cons

"In the product, two groups cannot have the same name...In general, the tool does not allow for the duplication of names."
"The solution should allow for better integration with other platforms and the UBT."
"Ping Identity Platform must improve its UI since its management console is complicated."
"The management console needs to be improved. PingID should revise it."
"PingID should put a little more effort into making a pretty self-explanatory deck about their tech features and the services they offer."
"The timing of the token validity, if it could be extended, would be great. I'm not sure if there is even an option to configure these types of settings."
"PingFederate's UI could be streamlined. They have recently made several improvements, but it's still too complex. It's a common complaint. The configuration should be simplified because the learning curve is too steep."
"The product is not customizable."
"We can choose a drop-down to search for which certificate we have to create, which is difficult."
 

Pricing and Cost Advice

"The product is cheap since it is available on the cloud."
"Compared to some SaaS-based solutions, the platform is relatively cost-effective."
"PingID pricing is a ten out of ten because it's a little bit cheaper than other tools, such as Okta and ForgeRock, and supports multiple tools."
"The pricing is neither too expensive nor too cheap."
"Ping offers flexible pricing that's not standardized."
"The product is costly."
"The tool is quite affordable."
"Ping Identity Platform is not an expensive solution."
"PingID's pricing is pretty competitive."
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Top Industries

By visitors reading reviews
Computer Software Company
24%
Government
11%
Financial Services Firm
10%
Comms Service Provider
8%
Financial Services Firm
26%
Computer Software Company
10%
Manufacturing Company
8%
Healthcare Company
7%
 

Company Size

By reviewers
Large Enterprise
Midsize Enterprise
Small Business
No data available
 

Questions from the Community

What do you like most about AWS IAM Identity Center?
The product is easy for beginners to learn and use.
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for AWS IAM Identity Center?
The product is cheap since it is available on the cloud. AWS IAM Identity Center does not fall under the services that my company provides continuously to our customers, but we do create users and ...
What needs improvement with AWS IAM Identity Center?
I don't think there is any need for improvement in the product since everything has been created architecturally by AWS. AWS has given all the features in the tool. In the product, two groups canno...
What do you like most about PingID?
The mobile biometric authentication option improved user experience. It's always about security because, with two-factor authentication, it's always a separate device verifying the actual user logg...
What is your experience regarding pricing and costs for PingID?
The pricing is neither too expensive nor too cheap.
What needs improvement with PingID?
The management console needs to be improved. PingID should revise it.
 

Also Known As

AWS Single Sign On, AWS SSO
Ping Identity (ID), PingFederate, PingAccess, PingOne, PingDataGovernance, PingDirectory, OpenDJ
 

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Sample Customers

Expedia, Intuit, Royal Dutch Shell, Brooks Brothers
Equinix, Land O'Lakes, CDPHP, Box, International SOS, Opower, VSP, Chevron, Truist, Academy of Art University, Northern Air Cargo, Repsol
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