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cidaas the best alternative to Auth0

cidaas the best alternative to Auth0

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In the following we compare cidaas – the leading European Cloud Identity & Access Management from Germany, and Auth0 a US Identity & Access Management provider. We take a close look at the range of functions and how cidaas stands out here. In addition, we show why cidaas can convince as a German solution in terms of data protection and GDPR compared to US providers and their restrictions. Also with regard to the time-to-market cidaas shows clear strengths compared to Auth0. Finally, we outline what a migration path from Auth0 to cidaas might look like if Auth0 is already in use.

Is Auth0 compliant with the GDPR?

Auth0 is a US provider that offers one of the leading Identity & Access Management solutions as a cloud service. In addition to Amazon Web Services, Auth0 also uses other US cloud services such as Cloudflare, Twilio and Sendgrid. This may result in personal data being processed on servers in the USA. cidaas as a leading European Cloud Identity & Access Management provider, with exclusively European Cloud infrastructure, and Auth0 as a US-American provider thus differ especially in the area of data protection and GDPR*, which makes cidaas the best European alternative to Auth0. In addition, there are features such as consent management, with which further requirements relating to data protection and the processing of user data can be easily implemented. As a German company, cidaas support is available to customers in German and English and, in contrast to US competitors such as Auth0, provides first-class support during German and European working hours. With a view to data protection and GDPR, cidaas is the best alternative to Auth0. 

*With cidaas, personal data remains within the EU and is not transferred to the USA. The USA is considered an unsafe third country according to a decision of the European Court of Justice.

cidaas is GDPR compliant and convinces in data protection | cidaas the best alternative to Auth0
cidaas is feature-complete and offers an extensive feature set | cidaas the best alternative to Auth0

Feature-Complete and Future-Proof – cidaas vs. Auth0

With its extensive features, cidaas stands out especially in terms of functionality. In addition to consent management, this includes authentication in particular, with more than 16 authentication methods from basic methods such as OTP via e-mail and SMS, concepts via TOTP or push authentication to innovative methods such as device biometrics and FIDO2, cidaas offers a wide spectrum for passwordless authentication or multi-factor authentication. Also worthy of note is the group management with which the most diverse use cases such as B2B and Family&Friends in B2C can be easily mapped. With group management, users have the option of managing their own group, such as the family in a streaming service or their own company in an e-commerce shop. Innovative features round off the cidaas Identity & Access Management platform, including, for example, real-world identification for linking real and digital identities or the AutoIdent procedure – cidaas ID validator – for digital identity verification. cidaas as a feature-complete Cloud Identity & Access Management platform is the best alternative to Auth0 in terms of functionality. 

What makes cidaas different from Auth0?

We have briefly presented the most important differences between cidaas and Auth0 in the table below. The most important points to look at when choosing the right Cloud Identity & Access Management solution are support, data protection and GDPR, feature completeness and future readiness. In all 4 points, cidaas performs significantly better than Auth0. Therefore, cidaas is the best alternative to Auth0

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Support Auth0 cidaas
Data protection and GDPR* Auth0 cidaas
Feature-Completeness Auth0 cidaas
Future-Readiness Auth0 cidaas

*This comparison is not intended to imply that Auth0 cannot be used in compliance with the law.

cidaas offers the better time-to-market | cidaas the best alternative to Auth0

Finally, in view of the extensive feature set of cidaas, time-to-market is an important factor where cidaas stands out as a better alternative to Auth0. This is particularly due to the fact that with the cidaas platform and the significantly larger range of functions, existing and also new requirements and ideas can be implemented quickly and easily. This means that required functions do not have to be developed first or integrated via other products but can be used directly from the cidaas platform. This gives cidaas customers a remarkable time advantage over Auth0, which is not only reflected in financial added value, but also delivers an essential innovation advantage, which is ultimately reflected in the company’s image as an innovative company. With its time-to-market advantage, cidaas again shows that it is the better alternative to Auth0. 

The migration path from Auth0 to cidaas 

Once the process of selecting a Cloud Identity & Access Management solution is completed, the question arises as to how you can migrate from Auth0 to cidaas and take advantage of the cidaas platform. The migration path includes 3 steps: 

  1. Setting up the cidaas environment and configuring the functions as desired.
  2. Migration of user data from Auth0 to cidaas. Due to the wide variety of migrations, we have an out-of-the-box migration here with which the user data can be migrated easily. Request a user export including password hash from Auth0 Support.
  3. Integration of cidaas into the applications. Since cidaas and Auth0 use OAuth2 and OpenID Connect for the integration, an easy exchange is also possible here.
How to migrate from Auth0 to cidaas - Migration from Auth0 to cidaas

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Auth0 compliant with the GDPR?

Auth0 is a US provider that offers one of the leading identity and access management solutions as a cloud service. In addition to Amazon Web Services, Auth0 also uses other US cloud services such as Cloudflare, Twilio and Sendgrid. This may result in personal data being processed on servers in the USA. With cidaas, the personal data remains within the EU and is not transferred to the USA. The USA is considered an unsafe third country according to a decision of the European Court of Justice. cidaas as a leading European cloud identity & access management provider, with exclusively European cloud infrastructure, and Auth0 as a US-American provider thus differ especially in the area of data protection and GDPR.

Why is cidaas the best Auth0 alternative?

In addition to the topic of data protection and GDPR, the time-to-market is another important factor with which cidaas convinces as the best alternative to Auth0. This is especially due to the fact that with the cidaas platform and the significantly larger range of functions, existing and also new requirements and ideas can be implemented quickly and easily. Thus, required functions do not have to be developed first or integrated via other products, but can be used directly from the cidaas platform. This gives cidaas customers a significant time advantage over Auth0, which is not only reflected in financial added value, but also provides a significant innovation advantage, which is ultimately also reflected in the company’s image as an innovative company.

Why do I need an alternative to Auth0?

With a German or European provider, such as cidaas, strict industry-specific regulations and the guidelines of the GDPR can be easily implemented. Customers of cidaas benefit not only from German and European infrastructure, but also from German law and local contacts. The feature-complete platform also impresses with a comprehensive range of functions with which customers can implement many requirements out-of-the-box.

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cidaas – Cloud Identity & Access Management (Cloud IAM)

  • Focus on user-friendly management of digital identities in any form.
  • Unique, secure user experience with modern 2-factor authentication. 
  • GDPR-compliant, customizable consent management.