HashiCorp Vault vs. Okta

Overview
ProductRatingMost Used ByProduct SummaryStarting Price
HashiCorp Vault
Score 8.5 out of 10
N/A
HashiCorp offers Vault, an encryption tool of use in the management of secrets including credentials, passwords and other secrets, providing access control, audit trail, and support for multiple authentication methods. It is available open source, or under an enterprise license.
$0.03
Okta
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
HashiCorp VaultOkta
Editions & Modules
Cloud - HCP Vault
$0.03/hr
Open Source
Free
Enterprise
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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
HashiCorp VaultOkta
Free Trial
NoYes
Free/Freemium Version
YesYes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
NoYes
Entry-level Setup FeeNo setup feeNo setup fee
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Features
HashiCorp VaultOkta
Identity Management
Comparison of Identity Management features of Product A and Product B
HashiCorp Vault
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Ratings
Okta
8.9
156 Ratings
9% above category average
ID-Management Access Control00 Ratings9.2144 Ratings
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)00 Ratings9.6152 Ratings
Multi-Factor Authentication00 Ratings9.1142 Ratings
Password Management00 Ratings8.8138 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
HashiCorp VaultOkta
Likelihood to Recommend
8.0
(6 ratings)
9.0
(198 ratings)
Likelihood to Renew
10.0
(1 ratings)
8.0
(18 ratings)
Usability
7.0
(2 ratings)
9.0
(1 ratings)
Availability
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(3 ratings)
Performance
-
(0 ratings)
10.0
(1 ratings)
Support Rating
6.3
(3 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
HashiCorp VaultOkta
Likelihood to Recommend
HashiCorp
HashiCorp Vault, in my opinion, is a defacto standard for any cloud or automation implementation. They're the best of the best as far as products for secrets management and the ability to use it against relatively any service you have is unheard of for other products. HashiCorp has really taken out all the stops when it comes to creating a nice, extensible tool that people can use to suit their needs.
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Okta
We have been extremely pleased with how Okta has increased our security posture. We had an immediate need to implement MFA for our organization. We have over 30 companies under our umbrella and we were able to implement Okta in a short time with relative ease. As you can imagine, having that many companies offers unique challenges because each company isn't a carbon copy of the others. Okta offered us the granularity needed to tailor the implementation for all of our lines of business. We have a relatively small IT Department for the number of companies/employees we have. Despite the limited resources in IT, we are able to get Okta going quickly and have been very pleased with the software.
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Pros
HashiCorp
  • The HTTP API you use to write and read secrets is open and can be used by any application.
  • It keeps our sensitive data/credentials out of our GitLab repositories.
  • Sealing and unsealing the Vault on demand adds an additional layer of security.
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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
HashiCorp
  • Session Management is terrible to manage
  • Monitoring is hard and not enough information
  • User management
  • Configuration is too complex
  • More user friendly UI
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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
HashiCorp
HashiCorp Vault is the best there is out there, and it has become critical to our secret management use cases. It would be difficult to find anything that would suit our needs better and that would be beneficial for us to switch over to.
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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
HashiCorp
We spent a little more time than we imagined to conceptually understand how HashiCorp Vault operates, as well as how it is configured. This is not trivial, and keep in mind that you will need to take some time to get a thorough understanding of the tool. The documentation could be more helpful in this regard.
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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
HashiCorp
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
HashiCorp
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
HashiCorp
Hashicorp has been very responsive to our questions and inquiries up to this point. We are currently working on them to develop a more granular permissions model within Vault. We are very close to achieving our objectives with the help of their support team. We do not seem to be in the same time zone which makes it hard for escalated issues.
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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
HashiCorp
HashiCorp Vault is way better than Azure Key Vault; it has more features and it goes beyond a key-value secret store.
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Okta
With respective to user interface and license cost, we thought The Okta Identity Cloud was better than other tools for use. Their customization of license was another reason for us to go with The Okta Identity Cloud over other tools.
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Scalability
HashiCorp
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
HashiCorp
  • Helped us reach our security compliance goals.
  • Helped us strengthen our security position in our infrastructure by improving on poor secret management practices.
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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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ScreenShots

HashiCorp Vault Screenshots

Screenshot of Example of writing a secret to Vault. Secrets are always encrypted and written to backend storage. To learn more: https://developer.hashicorp.com/vault/tutorials/getting-started/getting-started-first-secretScreenshot of Secrets menu to manage integrated secrets engines. Secrets Engines are components which store, generate, or encrypt data and are enabled at a path in Vault. To learn more: https://developer.hashicorp.com/vault/tutorials/getting-started/getting-started-uiScreenshot of Vault identity has support for groups. A group can contain multiple entities as its members. A group can also have subgroups. To learn more: https://developer.hashicorp.com/vault/docs/concepts/identityScreenshot of HCP Vault provides all of the power and security of Vault, without the complexity and overhead of managing it yourself. To learn more:  https://cloud.hashicorp.com/products/vaultScreenshot of View entity client and non-entity client counts.Screenshot of MFA is built on top of the Identity system of Vault. To learn more: https://developer.hashicorp.com/vault/docs/auth/login-mfa