Apigee Edge vs. The Okta Identity Cloud

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
Apigee Edge
Score 8.2 out of 10
N/A
Apigee Edge is an API management platform now owned and offered by Google, since Google acquired Apigee in 2016.N/A
The Okta Identity Cloud
Score 8.9 out of 10
N/A
Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built in the cloud. IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or whether the applications are in the cloud, on premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps IT become more secure and maintain compliance. The Okta service provides directory services, single sign-on, authentication, provisioning, workflow, and built in reporting. ment systems.
$0
per month per user
Pricing
Apigee EdgeThe Okta Identity Cloud
Editions & Modules
No answers on this topic
Single Sign on
$2.00
Per User Per Month
Multi Factor Authentication
$3.00
Per User Per Month
Single Sign on Adaptive
$5.00
Per User Per Month
Multi Factor Authentication Adaptive
$6.00
Per User Per Month
Offerings
Pricing Offerings
Apigee EdgeThe Okta Identity Cloud
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
NoYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
Apigee EdgeThe Okta Identity Cloud
API Management
Comparison of API Management features of Product A and Product B
Apigee Edge
9.4
7 Ratings
14% above category average
The Okta Identity Cloud
-
Ratings
API access control9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
Rate limits and usage policies9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
API usage data9.07 Ratings00 Ratings
API user onboarding9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
API versioning9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Usage billing and payments9.06 Ratings00 Ratings
API monitoring and logging9.97 Ratings00 Ratings
Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
Apigee Edge
-
Ratings
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.8
156 Ratings
9% above category average
ID-Management Access Control00 Ratings9.1144 Ratings
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)00 Ratings9.5152 Ratings
Multi-Factor Authentication00 Ratings9.2142 Ratings
Password Management00 Ratings8.7138 Ratings
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning00 Ratings8.8129 Ratings
ID Management Workflow Automation00 Ratings8.279 Ratings
ID Risk Management00 Ratings8.3106 Ratings
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User Ratings
Apigee EdgeThe Okta Identity Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
9.0
(7 ratings)
9.0
(198 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
9.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
9.0
(1 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.0
(1 ratings)
8.1
(12 ratings)
Online Training
-
(0 ratings)
1.0
(1 ratings)
Configurability
-
(0 ratings)
8.9
(50 ratings)
Product Scalability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
User Testimonials
Apigee EdgeThe Okta Identity Cloud
Likelihood to Recommend
Google
Few scenarios 1. For viewing API analytics, I think it is best in the market 2. For earning money via API monetization 3. Securing API 4. Onboarding legacy APIs to provide modern REST endpoints
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Okta
I would definitely suggest this tool to my colleagues. When it comes to single sign to integrate all our applications under one umbrella, this will be the tool to go for sure. In our company, when we were moving our applications to the cloud one by one, we wanted one tool that could serve as a platform for all the applications with one password and with enhanced multi factor authentication and we choose The Okta Identity Cloud. When it comes to SAP, integration with The Okta Identity Cloud was a little tedious.
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Pros
Google
  • Better exception handling with the Raise exception policies help to monitor the flow by setting up the flow conditions.
  • Easy development of a Proxy and APIs with much less tutoring and helps make getting started for new users easy.
  • Very good documentation and blog with details of most common failures and error handling.
  • A very very easy to use console.
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Okta
  • RBAC is simple, straight forward and easy to manage
  • Integrations of Social Login are simple to configure and the Auth0 documentation shows step by step how to configure it
  • Rules/Hooks provide customization to the Auth0 flow, making it a great solution to define how we allow our users to login into our applications
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Cons
Google
  • Only one user can be active in a proxy at a time
  • No version control
  • Prohibited from using JSON.stringify on Apigee objects (tokens)
  • Debugging is difficult
  • Unable to rename or delete policies without bumping revision
  • Why would anyone give a js policy one name, display name something else, and script a different name?
  • 'Trace' limited to only 20 transactions
  • UI allows users to add target servers, but users must utilize the api to turn on SSL.
  • I'm sure there's more, they just aren't coming to mind right now.
  • Apigee forgets (expires?) your password at random intervals without notice. Every few weeks, or days, sometimes even three times in one day, I'll attempt to login to Apigee and my password will be 'wrong'. I've reset my password and Apigee still claims it's wrong. I've had to reset my password three times before it finally let me log back in.
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Okta
  • The user interface of Okta is basic and needs improvement. There's some learning curve for new users.
  • One time integration effort is high for the initial setup. Took us around 3 weeks.
  • Okta times out pretty quick making us login multiple times in the day.
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Likelihood to Renew
Google
I am not the one deciding whether to use apigee or not really. But personally, I would recommend the use of it as developing APIs on it is easy. And as a mediator between backend servers, we could easily modify request and responses in it without touching any backend code while having a centralize gateway to access our backend APIs too.
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Okta
Okta has a passion to provide secure and scalable identity solution. Their passion has come across as advocacy in a way that has deepened my knowledge of the field of authentication. I took identity for granted before but after seeing features such as external authentication I know that Okta can enable my business to reach new heights
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Usability
Google
Support has helped us to resolved all the queries and community support was also good.
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Okta
Some of its features are great and some are slightly complex and not easy without vendor support.
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Reliability and Availability
Google
No answers on this topic
Okta
The Okta Identity Cloud advertises 4 9's of reliability and I would go as far to say that it may even do better than that. As a true Global organization that operates in just about every region of the world, we have yet to have an issue with The Okta Identity Cloud that has impacted our business operations.
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Performance
Google
No answers on this topic
Okta
The Okta Identity Cloud performance is very good and there is never any reports from the user community or from the IT administrative team of slow response or sluggishness. In addition, integrations with other systems does not slow them down and everything works seamlessly. The only other feedback is that once in a while there is a slight delay in receiving a second factor on a mobile device but this is likely due to a phone endpoint issue and not the The Okta Identity Cloud service.
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Support Rating
Google
Quite hard to get support, at least on the coding side, when we encounter blockers. But general concerns, they would schedule a call to you for them to get a whole picture of your concern. Albeit in my experience, bad really as they haven't replied about the progress, but otherwise seems to have been fixed.
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Okta
There isn't a clear method to get a hold of support when trouble arises if you're on their standard plan. You can file a support ticket and they generally are responsive. I've often been able to find similar questions to the questions I've had when it comes to support in their ticket history, however, some have been closed without a satisfactory conclusion for the original poster.
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Alternatives Considered
Google
Apigee is the best in the market in terms of API Analytics Apigee is having wonderful Documentation with short videos Security is a major concern and Apigee provides an easily configurable policy to secure API Quota and rate-limit is again very easy to configure on every API basis It provides various policies to transform the response from one form to another form e.g. JSON to XML or XML to JSON
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Okta
Okta was the most expensive choise between than, but still our best bet. This was caused because they were able to integrate with 90% of our software without any headache and 10% with some studies - this work would be higher and requires more working hours from our engineers if we opted to their competitors.
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Scalability
Google
No answers on this topic
Okta
Being a cloud native application, The Okta Identity Cloud is extremely scalable and easy to setup. By integrating into existing directories and applications via standard techniques and protocols, it is very easy to both initially setup and add additional users as required. Once all the necessary integrations are setup, it's a simple rinse and repeat process to onboard additional users (which can be automated with imports as well)
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Return on Investment
Google
  • As a public entity it is hard to say how much ROI we can have. We have yet to create a billing and ROI plan. We are thinking of other ways to create ROI, possibly through data/service barter.
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Okta
  • Customer experience has been a big win for us. Extremely minimal issues reported.
  • We did not have a PAM in place at all until The Okta Identity Cloud
  • Relatively easy to deploy. No major downtimes to deploy was a nice bonus.
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