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483 Ratings
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Score 8.9 out of 100

The Okta Identity Cloud

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Score 8.9 out of 100

Feature Set Ratings

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory ranks higher in 1 feature set: Identity Management

Identity Management

8.9

Azure Active Directory

89%
8.7

The Okta Identity Cloud

87%
Microsoft Azure Active Directory ranks higher in 7/7 features

ID-Management Access Control

9.1
91%
45 Ratings
8.9
89%
130 Ratings

ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)

9.4
94%
45 Ratings
9.1
91%
136 Ratings

Multi-Factor Authentication

9.0
90%
44 Ratings
9.0
90%
126 Ratings

Password Management

8.6
86%
44 Ratings
8.5
85%
126 Ratings

Account Provisioning and De-provisioning

8.8
88%
44 Ratings
8.5
85%
117 Ratings

ID Management Workflow Automation

8.6
86%
32 Ratings
8.2
82%
64 Ratings

ID Risk Management

8.9
89%
32 Ratings
8.3
83%
95 Ratings

Attribute Ratings

  • Microsoft Azure Active Directory is rated higher in 1 area: Likelihood to Recommend
  • The Okta Identity Cloud is rated higher in 1 area: Support Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

9.2

Azure Active Directory

92%
46 Ratings
8.9

The Okta Identity Cloud

89%
182 Ratings

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Active Directory

N/A
0 Ratings
8.0

The Okta Identity Cloud

80%
18 Ratings

Usability

Azure Active Directory

N/A
0 Ratings
9.0

The Okta Identity Cloud

90%
1 Rating

Availability

Azure Active Directory

N/A
0 Ratings
8.6

The Okta Identity Cloud

86%
4 Ratings

Support Rating

7.7

Azure Active Directory

77%
29 Ratings
8.1

The Okta Identity Cloud

81%
26 Ratings

Online Training

Azure Active Directory

N/A
0 Ratings
1.0

The Okta Identity Cloud

10%
1 Rating

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Active Directory

If you are opening a shop and you need software to get the ball rolling compared to Google. Microsoft is the go-to vendor in my opinion. You can get your active directory services, mail, and collaboration tools like teams and offices from one vendor. Anyone with minimal knowledge of IT can actually configure all of these services to get you up to speed. The product is very versatile so in the future if you would like to have cloud servers and services this product have you covered. As your organization grows you can easily integrate the best MFA solutions with Azure AD to keep your organization safe. This is not the product that you should invest in if your organization does not have that many windows devices. For instance, if your company owns Macs other than products like MS Office, Share Point, etc you don't need to get Azure active directory.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud is very helpful as it serves as a one-stop shop for all web applications we use for our company. With just a single sign-on it reduces the time we spent logging in to every application we need. The Okta Identity Cloud is very much effective in saving passwords.
Raymond Dable | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pros

Azure Active Directory

  • Conditional Access -- this is one of the biggest tools that any admin needs when it comes to securing when, where, and how users are accessing information. Especially if the information contains sensitive data types.
  • Multi-factor Authentication -- we have all our employees configured for MFA. This is incredibly easy to configure with Azure, as well as defining when MFA should be used through Conditional Access.
  • Audit Logs -- being able to track and identify a user's activity is pretty critical, especially when in incident response mode.
Caleb Reinhardt | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • Okta provides us a one-stop Sign in for all of our business needs.
  • Okta is a very useful platform for managing all the users or employees in an organization for user provisioning within the org for access management and also externally.
  • Okta is such a simple SSO system, and I love when my work organizations use it. The ability to have a hub of all my frequently used tools, plus one login for all of them, takes a lot of mental load off me as an employee.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Active Directory

  • The UI can be cumbersome to use - bulk edits for instance are best handled using powershell.
  • Documentation can be hard to find when integrating AD into web apps
  • Some settings in AD can be confusing with no obvious explanation - for instance, setting up custom scopes for an application is confusing.
Gordon Lo | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • 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.
Yatin Garg | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Active Directory

General

Free Trial
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$6 per user/per month

Azure Active Directory Editions & Modules

Edition
Premium P1$6.001
Premium P2$9.001
  1. per user/per month
Additional Pricing Details

The Okta Identity Cloud

General

Free Trial
Yes
Free/Freemium Version
Yes
Premium Consulting/Integration Services
Yes
Entry-level set up fee?
No

Starting Price

$0 per month per user

The Okta Identity Cloud Editions & Modules

Edition
Single Sign on$2.001
Single Sign on Adaptive$5.001
Multi Factor Authentication$3.001
Multi Factor Authentication Adaptive$6.001
  1. Per User Per Month
Additional Pricing Details
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Likelihood to Renew

Azure Active Directory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud 8.0
Based on 18 answers
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
Devin Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Usability

Azure Active Directory

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud 9.0
Based on 1 answer
Some of its features are great and some are slightly complex and not easy without vendor support.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Support Rating

Azure Active Directory

Azure Active Directory 7.7
Based on 29 answers
Microsoft has offered Azure Active Directory as a solution for a couple of decades now, so they have seen and anticipated almost any issue that an organization may face and can therefore help. The cloud offering of Azure Active Directory offers some additional "self healing" or monitoring services that can minimize the need for a service call. However, as with most large companies supporting a fast growing market, there may be some gaps in service knowledge (and particularly processing) from the front line / tier one staff as they follow a corporate script at first contact.
Matt Varney | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud 8.1
Based on 26 answers
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.
Eric Mason | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Active Directory

In our particular scenario, we chose [Microsoft] Azure Active Directory because it has integration with tools and applications we use on a day to day basis, such as inTune, Autopilot, Office 365, Exchange Online, Dynamics 365, just to named a few.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

Okta's Threat Insight adds an extra layer of security which gives it an edge over its competitor and is an early entrant in this market. It has a well-established track record which makes it much more reliable.
Varun Dhingra | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Active Directory

  • It has helped us evaluate our future in the cloud as we plan to migrate
  • It allows us to scale down our on-premise infrastructure resulting in cost-savings
  • It has put a bigger workload on some, adding to statement of work, in terms of evaluation
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • 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.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

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