Reduce your Amazon Cognito
costs with these tips

These proven tips can save you up to 30% on AWS costs!

* Savings are averaged out across customers & services

Amazon Cognito cost saving tips Optimize your Amazon Cognito costs with these tips


Use User Pools

For authentication, use Cognito user pools instead of identity pools when possible. User pools have a free tier and user-based pricing, while identity pools charge based on requests.


Set Expiration Policies

Configure user pool expiration policies to automatically delete inactive users, avoiding unnecessary costs for unneeded users.


Regular AWS Monitoring

Monitor Cognito usage and costs regularly with AWS Cost Explorer service to find optimization opportunities such as unused user pools that can be deleted.

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“We found that our AWS costs were spiraling out of control. Following Alex his advice we were able to save 60% on costs without compromising performance!”

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About Alex I am your AWS cost saving guru, ready to slash your AWS costs!

As a CTO at various start-ups and scale-ups, I've seen too often how AWS costs can sneak up on you. It used to be something we'd only think about when there was a problem—either it wasn't working like we needed it to, or the expenses were through the roof. I took my know-how in AWS and made it my goal to change that. Now, I use a simple rule to make a big impact: focus on the few changes that make the biggest difference in cutting costs.

I look at your AWS bills with a fine-tooth comb and find where you can save money without losing performance. It's about being smart with your resources and making sure AWS works for you, not against you. By doing this, I help your teams do more with less, and make sure we keep your cloud spending in check.

About Amazon Cognito Service information & pricing

About Amazon Cognito

Amazon Cognito is a service that allows you to implement secure and scalable customer identity and access management. It offers features such as user authentication, identity federation, and advanced security options. With Amazon Cognito, you can easily add these features to your web and mobile applications. It also integrates with other AWS services and supports various compliance regulations.

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Amazon Cognito pricing

Amazon Cognito employs a pay-as-you-go model with no initial costs. It charges for identity management and data sync based on monthly active users (MAUs), defined by identity operations within a month. A free tier allows 50,000 MAUs for direct sign-ins, 50 for SAML 2.0-federated ones. Extra costs apply for advanced security features. Pricing differs per user sign-ins and region with tiers for MAUs above the free mark.

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