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What is Cognito and how does it work?
Cognito is a comprehensive Identity and Access Management software that offers an efficient identity verification service. With just a phone number, Cognito initiates the process of verifying your customers, making it easy for you to streamline your flow and reduce tedious inputs. This software offers a high-quality regulated data service, which increases the match rate and minimizes the manual review required.

Cognito ensures the security of your data, adhering to the strictest standards and policies in the industry. This software collects all the necessary data from your customers for verification with minimal information, without compromising security. Additionally, Cognito’s modern systems automate compliance processes to ensure that your business is always compliant with regulatory requirements.

If you sell age-restricted goods and services, Cognito offers age verification services, making it easier for you to comply with age restrictions. In addition, Cognito enables real-time sanction screening to help you assess potential customers.

Cognito offers a powerful and intuitive dashboard that allows you to share links and create new verification links without writing code. This feature enables you to manage your verification process with ease and convenience.

The data that Cognito software provides is always up-to-date and primary, ensuring that your business operates with the most accurate information possible. With Cognito’s advanced features, you can rest assured that your identity and access management needs are met, making it a must-have for any business that values the security of its data.

Cognito Pricing

Pricing Model
Free Trial , Quotation Based , Subscription



$2.49  /User/Month


  • $2.49 per verified user
  • With monthly volume commitment

Base Fee – $0.50

  • When a user starts a verification
  • Email, phone, IP address risk
  • Device fingerprinting
  • Global SMS verification
  • Workflow management
  • Hosted verifications

Verification Fee – $1.99

  • When a user completes a verification
  • Lightning PII verification
  • Lightning address verification
  • ID document reading
  • ID document anti-fraud
  • Selfie checks


$0.99  /User/Month


  • $0.99 per identity

Search Fee – $0.99

  • When a user starts a verification
  • Phone number linked to identity
  • Full name verification
  • Age verification
  • Address verification
  • SSN verification
  • Death record checks
  • Address cleansing
  • Industry-leading match rates
  • Simple integration and docs
  • Customer scoring system


$0.10  /User/Month


  • $0.59 per initial screening
  • $0.10 per user rescanned per month

Screening Fee $0.59

  • When a user starts a screening
  • Automated global screening
  • International matching algorithms
  • Politically exposed persons screening
  • Compliance CRM and API
  • Four eyes review system
  • Audit trails for all actions
  • API-driven compliance

Monthly Rescan Fee $0.10

  • Customer must be enrolled in a program that has rescans enabled
  • Automated recurring screening
  • Escalation systems and auto-assignment
  • New customer hit reviews


Cognito Features

    • API Access ManagementEnsures that calls with authenticated access can enter APIs
    • Passwordless LoginAllows to login without password using other means of verification, e.g. SSH keys
    • Social Sign OnAllows users to sign on using credentials of social networking services
    • Single Sign-On (SSO)Single sign-on (SSO) allows users to have an easy and secure login experience for multiple applications using a single set of login credentials. It is an authentication process where users are given only a single set of login credentials to simplify the login process. This prevents the necessity for users to log in and out separately into the various applications.
    • User Activity MonitoringMonitors and records user activities in the enterprise
    • Role ManagementHelps regulate access to systems, based on individual roles
    • Multi-factor AuthenticationUses more than one method to verify a user’s identity for a login
    • Password ManagementEnables the administrator to manage, authenticate and reset passwords
    • Account ManagementHelps to manage user accounts within organisations
    • Access Request ManagementHelps to view and manage access requests submitted by the personnel
    • Compliance ManagementHelps in making an assessment of risks, ensures policy comprehension and that policies/procedures are being followed

Cognito Technical details

Support Online Customer Type Large Enterprises
Medium Business
API NA Location / Phone Number Palo Alto, California
Deployment SaaS/Web/Cloud Official Website
Category Identity and Access Management (IAM) Software

Cognito FAQs

Cognito is Identity and Access Management (IAM) Software. Cognito offers the following functionalities:

  • API Access Management
  • Passwordless Login
  • Social Sign On
  • Single Sign-On (SSO)
  • User Activity Monitoring
  • Role Management
  • Multi-factor Authentication
  • Password Management
  • Account Management
  • Access Request Management
  • Compliance Management

Here`s a list of the best alternatives for Cognito:

  1. Auth0
  2. AWS IAM
  3. Incognito for Slack
  4. Keycloak
  5. Firebase

No, Cognito does not provide API.

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