FusionAuth

Authentication, Authorization, & user management for any app

About FusionAuth

FusionAuth provides authentication, authorization, and user management for any app. Built for developers, FusionAuth easily integrates with any language and framework and can be deployed anywhere in minutes. Every feature is exposed as an API giving you complete flexibility to handle any use case.

Pricing starting from:

US$75,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

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Key benefits of FusionAuth

FusionAuth is auth for every app. Secure, single-tenant registration, and user management with every feature you need. Built for developers, it deploys everywhere and is tested to 100 million users.

Devices

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Markets

United Arab Emirates, Austria, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Germany, Spain, France, United Kingdom, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Sweden, United States

Supported Languages

Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

Pricing starting from:

US$75,00/month

  • Free Version
  • Free Trial
  • Subscription

Top 5 alternatives to FusionAuth

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Features

Total features of FusionAuth: 51

  • API
  • Access Certification
  • Access Controls/Permissions
  • Access Management
  • Active Directory Integration
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Activity Tracking
  • Alerts/Notifications
  • Application Management
  • Audit Management
  • Audit Trail
  • Authentication
  • Compliance Management
  • Credential Management
  • Customizable Branding
  • Data Storage Management
  • Data Synchronization
  • Data Verification
  • Event Logs
  • HIPAA Compliant
  • Identity Federation
  • Knowledge-Based Authentication
  • Member Accounts
  • Mobile Access
  • Mobile Authentication
  • Monitoring
  • Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Multiple User Accounts
  • Out-of-Band Authentication
  • Password Management
  • Policy Management
  • Privileged Account Management
  • Real Time Analytics
  • Real Time Data
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Real Time Notifications
  • Remote Access/Control
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Role-Based Permissions
  • SSL Security
  • Secure Data Storage
  • Secure Login
  • Self Service Portal
  • Self-Service Access Request
  • Single Sign On
  • Social Sign On
  • Third Party Integrations
  • Two-Factor Authentication
  • Unified Directory
  • User Management
  • User Provisioning

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Reviews

Overall rating

4,8 /5
(30)
Value for Money
5,0/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,6/5
Customer Support
5,0/5

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Hendy I.
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  • Industry: Individual & Family Services
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Ease of Use
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

FusionAuth is the most fully-featured SSO solution for the price

Reviewed on 2020/06/18

FusionAuth has been really good and from my first experience with v1.15.8, then I upgraded twice to...

FusionAuth has been really good and from my first experience with v1.15.8, then I upgraded twice to v1.16 then v1.17, they keep adding more features and convenience like making Elasticsearch optional. (I'm still using Elasticsearch though because I'm still migrating from previous identity provider and we have 200,000+ users to migrate, most of them are free users.) The number of free users we have is making it not cost-wise to use other identity provider products.

I have successfully integrated FusionAuth with three WordPress instances and a Rocket.Chat instance. I'm excited to complete the migration and use FusionAuth with our own custom apps.

I'm also doing consulting with social enterprises / nonprofits and when they need a login/SSO solution for their constituents/donors/volunteers, I can wholeheartedly recommend FusionAuth for them.

Pros

* The installation and maintenance process is straightforward, especially that they've provided a Helm chart that can be deployed directly to a Kubernetes cluster. When I first installed it, v1.15.8 required Elasticsearch. But in v1.16.0 and newer, Elasticsearch is optional so it's much easier to get started especially for those with less than 10,000 users.
* The functionality is complete. It's amazing how FusionAuth can bundle so many functionality in one software bundle AND also make it relatively easy to install. General SSO, OpenID Connect, SAML, 2FA: all the basics are covered, and more.
* Multi-tenant. This is unique with FusionAuth: with a single FusionAuth instance you can service SSO multiple groups or even multiple companies. This can dramatically reduce cost if you're need to share resources. Or perhaps you need separate tenants for staging and development environments, you're not required to buy a separate license for this.
* Free license available
* Support is good even without an enterprise contact (FusionAuth Forum & GitHub)

Cons

* MariaDB isn't yet officially supported. It's a minor quibble and is probably irrelevant to most people, but I do wish FusionAuth would have supported this. It's actually possible to run FusionAuth with MariaDB, just that you'll need to be prepared to potential (current and future) issues, that you don't have to worry if you use PostgreSQL or MySQL.
* Not open source. Again this is a minor quibble. I'd prefer if FusionAuth open sources or even made "source-available" the core parts of FusionAuth. It'd make problems much easier to debug especially if there are users willing to help debugging. For businesses getting a support contract directly from FusionAuth it's probably not an issue.

Alternatives Considered

Firebase, Gluu, JumpCloud Directory Platform and Okta

Reasons for Choosing FusionAuth

* Firebase / Google Cloud Identity Platform did not support either OpenID Connect nor being a SAML Identity Provider, that we need to reliably integrate with other services such as WordPress, Rocket.Chat, and future software than we may use. * Pricing per MAU (especially when using an external SAML) is prohibitive because most of our users are free users, and we don't "sell" our users, so ARPU on these users is basically zero.

Switched From

Firebase

Reasons for Switching to FusionAuth

* Free license available. FusionAuth is not open source, but startups can either deploy FusionAuth at their own server with the free license, or host with FusionAuth's cloud with reasonable pricing (which is actually cheaper than paying your own hosting and sysadmin team to manage). The number of users you can serve is only limited by system capacity. The price/value at this stage beats all competitors I've reviewed. When your needs grow, you can contact FusionAuth to a get a support plan tailored to your organization. So the pricing scales very well. * Support is good even without an enterprise contact (FusionAuth Forum & GitHub). FusionAuth technical team were willing to help diagnose my problem even I wasn't a paying enterprise customer. If you're planning to get a support contract, I'd say you'll get even better support.
Travis W.
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  • Industry: Computer & Network Security
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1-5 months
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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Don't make your own auth system ever again. Lean on a toolset that has everything you need...

Reviewed on 2020/11/23

Very easy to get started. Used a container image to setup a test environment. Microsoft (netcore)...

Very easy to get started. Used a container image to setup a test environment. Microsoft (netcore) already has an integration with OAuth2/Openidconnect --- so we just had to taylor it the way we wanted in our own application.

The docs are very clear / clean.

The forums are active. I had suggested a very simple feature, and it was put into a released version 2 days later. We are not even a paying customer yet. That was very revealing that this is an active product, and the feedback was valuable.

Pros

While evaluating different auth systems, we found ourselves scratching our heads about how we would accomplish certain integration points. Options for self-hosting, options for cloud & on-prem applications, custom data and if we have to host a side-by-side database. We wanted to tie all our our separate container applications running out there, into a single sign on, with minimal work. The APIs were very clear, and easy to understand while implementing. We love the transparency of the github repos, so we can comb through the code to see what was being done while doing the integration. In a short 1-2 months of work, we were able to learn about how (with no Oauth/OpenID Connect experience) to integrate our applications in using the standards. FusionAuth has some nice escape hatches for additional information such as their Lambda support and data objects on each entity so you can store arbitrary data for future usages.

Cons

Some of the generated SDKs could benefit from a developer that uses the technology suchs as dotnet/core, where the sdks could be better fit to conform to that development standard, but it wasn't a blocking issue. Just using objects that are camel case is kinda foreign, as if you are using java. But this is about as bad as it gets -- it worked as expected without having us spend a ton of time troubleshooting anything.

Alternatives Considered

Okta and Auth0

Reasons for Switching to FusionAuth

Easy of deployment, costs. It seems that FusionAuth has the flexibility / portability that others may not. We wanted the option to be able to self-host and control our dependencies.
Varun G.
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  • Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 8.0 /10

Review

Reviewed on 2020/05/21

Pros

Ease of use. Easy to setup. Customisable. Open source.

Cons

Fast moving. Hard to upgrade.
Clients are a bit buggy

Alternatives Considered

Okta and Auth0

Reasons for Switching to FusionAuth

Pricing Fine tuned control Self hosted
Scott P.
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  • Industry: Computer Games
  • Company size: 2-10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Feature-packed and easy to integrate

Reviewed on 2020/08/05

Overall, we feel we've gotten value out of FusionAuth and are happy to be using it. There are some...

Overall, we feel we've gotten value out of FusionAuth and are happy to be using it. There are some things we've had to work around (like the CI/CD concepts discussed in the cons), but we've been happy with the performance and low maintenance of the solution that this hasn't really affected us too much.

Pros

FusionAuth is API-driven which allows custom authentication flows to be done simply in little time. The whole solution feels well-designed and the team is quick to resolve issues and meet community demands for features as needed.

Cons

The CI/CD-based configuration utilities for FusionAuth aren't quite as great as we'd like. They offer a solution for standing up an environment through configuration (Kickstart), but not ongoing configuration, which means if settings are changed in the live environment they aren't peer-reviewed like what we had with Auth0's Terraform provider.

Alternatives Considered

Okta

Reasons for Choosing FusionAuth

We were looking to gain more control and feel less trapped in the provider.

Switched From

Auth0

Reasons for Switching to FusionAuth

The all-in-one solution allows us to iterate fast for our users and we don't feel the burden of a lock-in since our data is controlled by us and can be moved anywhere, including to the FusionAuth hosted platform if we choose to go that route.

Response from FusionAuth

Thanks for the review Scott.

Just a heads up that the community has provided an open source Terraform provider. You can check it out and learn more here: https://fusionauth.io/community/forum/topic/374/terraform-provider-for-fusionauth-released

David B.
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  • Industry: Information Technology & Services
  • Company size: 11-50 Employees
  • Used Daily for 6-12 months
  • Review Source

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  • Value for Money
  • Ease of Use
  • Customer Support
  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A fantastic auth provider

Reviewed on 2020/06/09

The team are really responsive, the software has been rock solid and is really quick. It has all...

The team are really responsive, the software has been rock solid and is really quick. It has all the majors features you want and need and the documentation is fantastic!

Pros

The ease of use, the fact it's got a really great billing model, compared to something like Auth0 it's dirt cheap and much better in my opinion. This is the best auth provider by FAR which gives you so much out of the box for free.

Cons

Not much. The team is super responsive and some of my requests have already been implemented.

Alternatives Considered

Auth0

Reasons for Choosing FusionAuth

Price. Auth0's billing model wasn't good for us. We tried Keycloak but it was woeful. FA provides the right balance of cost and features...

Switched From

Auth0

Reasons for Switching to FusionAuth

Price. Auth0's billing model wasn't good for us. We tried Keycloak but it was woeful. FA provides the right balance of cost and features...
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FusionAuth offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: US$75,00/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Full product is free for unlimited users, optional support & hosting plans.

FusionAuth has the following typical customers:

Self Employed, 2-10, 11-50, 51-200, 201-500, 501-1 000, 1 001-5 000

FusionAuth supports the following languages:

Arabic, Danish, Dutch, English, Finnish, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Ukrainian

FusionAuth supports the following devices:

FusionAuth integrates with the following applications:

Slack, Twilio

FusionAuth offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support, 24/7 (Live rep), Chat

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