Cosmic is part of Notioneer, Inc. Founded in 2013, we’re located in Denver, Colorado, elevation 1 mile (1609 meters).
We’ve been in your shoes, excitedly drawing up plans for a new application, only to get bogged down writing backend boilerplate code: user accounts, authentication, SSO, password, permissions, the list goes on. You probably know the drill all too well.
You see, before AuthRocket we began development on an unrelated web app, determined to focus on the core-business related parts of the project. To save time and money, we’d use cloud services for everything else. It was a good plan, except… except we couldn’t find anything viable for authentication and user management. In response, we designed a reusable authentication API for ourselves.
Turned out, it wasn’t just for us and we were far from alone. Other developers also wanted what we had built. AuthRocket was born.
AuthRocket’s grown up a lot since those early days. It’s hard to believe now, but we launched without social logins. Or two-factor auth. LoginRocket barely did anything.
We spent our first years talking with customers. Adding features and debugging integrations. Writing docs and improving ops. Everything you’d expect for a company with a maturing product. And it was good.
We also learned a ton. We discovered pain points we didn’t know even existed just a few years prior.
In response, we sat down to re-envision what authentication might look like going into the next decade. Then we got to work bringing that new vision to life.
In 2020, we launched AuthRocket 2. The new AuthRocket is easier to integrate than ever before. It handles more login, signup, and other authentication tasks for you, eliminating even more auth-related busywork from your code.
We also launched Cosmic itself, our unified portal for subscribing to and manging our growing set of services.
2021 brought with it DNScaster, our managed DNS service with an intuitive user interface, dedicated IPs per customer (in the cities of your choice), advanced traffic routing (by uptime, geo-location, and more), and ultra quick DNS updates.
What’s in store for 2022? We not quite ready to share, but stay tuned!