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Azure Active Directory

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Score 8.8 out of 100

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Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Active Directory

[Microsoft] Azure Active Directory is perfect for single sign on. We have all our SaaS applications integrated with it. Also, the opportunity to have a single place for all the Microsoft Applications and Saas Applications using one account.Sometimes, the hybrid configuration is not appropriated for some internal non windows applications, due to the complexity.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud worked great for password management and centralization. It was very easy for everyone in the organization, both technical and non-technical, to get it setup and use it. It is widely used by both small and large organizations alike, and is a very trusted option for identity management. However, while The Okta Identity Cloud is effective, I've found LastPass, to be cheaper and easier to use, and performs the same functionality.
Gabriel Samaroo | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

Azure Active Directory
8.9
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.7
ID-Management Access Control
Azure Active Directory
9.3
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.6
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
Azure Active Directory
9.3
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.3
Multi-Factor Authentication
Azure Active Directory
9.0
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.4
Password Management
Azure Active Directory
8.9
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.6
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
Azure Active Directory
8.9
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.6
ID Management Workflow Automation
Azure Active Directory
8.4
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.2
ID Risk Management
Azure Active Directory
8.5
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.5

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 handles lockouts and password changes very seamlessly. Most end users no longer have to contact our IT department to reset their password or unlock their account.
  • Okta does MFA (Multi-Factor Authentication) very well with the use of their own app, Okta Verify. We utilize this for VPN connections and having MFA or 2FA has strengthened the security of our internal network.
  • Okta's administration GUI is easy to use, and easy to set up. Adding applications to the organization is easy and requires very little work to deploy.
  • Users can utilize Okta to store passwords securely and safe on their own account. They also can one click login to personal sites if they use Okta to store their password.
  • Okta's support system is very knowledgeable and quick to respond to issues. We've had a few cases that were resolved within hours and that helps immensely when working with end users.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

Azure Active Directory

  • There are a lot of features, so it can get confusing to get to where you want to go
  • Some areas do not offer as much granularity as desired
  • Hard to find certain features that are synonymous with on-premises Active Directory
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • Session cookies have been frustrating. Rather than having an expiration date, they are activity based. Some applications will reject assertions is the Okta session is too old, so having a perpetual cookie messes things up. The option to change this is something that is desired.
  • Connections to Active Directory are excellent, but there is little control over syncing. It’s either manual or every hour. Change based syncing would help simplify things.
Chase Palmer, CISSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

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 8.1
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 8.5
Based on 24 answers
Their support team has always been extremely responsive and more than willing to go above and beyond the call of duty. They've done screen shares between our help desk staff and end users to work through issues. They are quick to respond and genuinely care about getting issues resolved. Couldn't be happier.
Sam Dresser | TrustRadius Reviewer

Alternatives Considered

Azure Active Directory

I've worked with both Okta and Auth0 at various clients. Consistently, we find that Azure Active Directory provides a more seamless experience, better integration with IT tooling, and a more developer-friendly experience. In the past Azure AD has lacked some of the customization capabilities that Okta and Auth0 provide, but that has changed (especially with External Identities).
Lars Kemmann | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

We evaluated Microsoft Identity Manager prior to selecting The Okta Identity Cloud. We found that The Okta Identity Cloud was a more robust solution and more widely accepted with our software applications. The Okta Identity Cloud also included the provisioning and deprovisioning of user accounts more seamlessly with less human involvement. Multifactor authentication was also a bonus when comparing with other solutions that required a separate MFA solution.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

Azure Active Directory

  • AAD has saved my organization a lot of time in user setups, restoring mailboxes or individual messages, auditing logins/logoffs or data changes and running reports.
  • It added functionality we did not previously have, such as reporting on user behavior in their systems (what they work on and what applications are used).
  • My IT Support Department has benefited greatly from adding AAD by being able to see software update needs for each workstation, managing startup items running in the system, checking versions of definitions and policies applied to each workstation and much more.
John Fester | TrustRadius Reviewer

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • We have streamlined so many processes and reduced the time to complete many tasks for IT.
  • We have automated many tasks to remove the issue with human error.
  • We have opened up a ton of functionality with the application integrations that are available.
  • The feature sets for Okta allow for more creative and diverse solutions to existing issues.
  • User experience has benefited greatly from the Single Sign On experience.
JJ McMahon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

Azure Active Directory

General

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

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
Entry-level set up fee?
No

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

Azure Active Directory
9.2
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.0

Likelihood to Renew

Azure Active Directory
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.0

Usability

Azure Active Directory
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.0

Reliability and Availability

Azure Active Directory
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.6

Support Rating

Azure Active Directory
8.1
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.5

Online Training

Azure Active Directory
The Okta Identity Cloud
1.0

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