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The Okta Identity Cloud

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Likelihood to Recommend

The Okta Identity Cloud

Okta is great for organizations that need a unified, single sign-on application for various websites and internal applications. Also, if you need 2FA, Okta Workforce does it very well. I couldn't see a scenario where Okta wouldn't be appropriate, as it integrates directly into your current authentication solution, whether that be Active Directory, LDAP or some other form. It also could be the sole provider of authentication if needed.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

Good if you want a temporary solution to too many passwords.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Feature Rating Comparison

Identity Management

The Okta Identity Cloud
9.0
Oracle ESSO
ID-Management Access Control
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.8
Oracle ESSO
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.6
Oracle ESSO
Multi-Factor Authentication
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.6
Oracle ESSO
Password Management
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.7
Oracle ESSO
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.8
Oracle ESSO
ID Management Workflow Automation
The Okta Identity Cloud
8.3
Oracle ESSO
ID Risk Management
The Okta Identity Cloud
9.0
Oracle ESSO

Pros

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • The adaptive MFA is really flexible to each organization's needs. Being able to adjust MFA requirements based on location and application helps protect the data that needs to be protected, but allows for ease of use for other applications that don’t require as stringent protections.
  • Multiple levels of administrative rights allow organizations to distribute responsibilities to different teams and allowing them to assist in the administration. Examples are an IT Help Desk Team and an Application Security Team.
  • Set up is actually quite simple. Some applications do require a little more assistance, but for the most part, its applications are easy to integrate.
Chase Palmer, CISSP | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

  • Flexible to work with most web sites and thick clients
  • Avoids users having to type their passwords repeatedly
  • Fairly performant
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Cons

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • Okta offers a few different pricing tiers but for what I'm using it for the price could be better. Since they offer different pricing tiers it's just a matter of matching up what you need the product to do and what you're willing to pay for.
Devin Garrett | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

  • This tool is essentially a hack, making the user experience pretty weak. For example, we use it in an application which has a box to type your password. Every time you enter some data, ESSO steals the focus and types your password into the box, even if you aren't about to submit the form requiring the password.
  • This tool creates a 2nd CN in the directory and this broke some of our applications which were only expecting a single CN per user in the directory. Why can't it use a traditional database instead?
  • This tool caused performance issues with Putty. It would peg our CPUs at 100% if the user had Putty running. It took a very long time to resolve the issue.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Likelihood to Renew

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud 8.0
Based on 18 answers
They've shown that they're committed to maintaining a great core product while expanding to be more all-encompassing. They've released the first version of Okta Mobility Management, which is a completely different approach to a traditional MDM-type solution. While we don't use it yet, we're looking forward to how they develop it. It's a good example of a company that's still really growing, but doing it well.
Brian Farrell | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Usability

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

Oracle ESSO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Support Rating

The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud 8.6
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

Oracle ESSO

No score
No answers yet
No answers on this topic

Alternatives Considered

The Okta Identity Cloud

Okta and Ping are similar but the future has been laid out for us by Okta and we believe that that is the correct path for our company and IT team to follow. We try to make sure that we are making progress that we can apply to everything we do and not limit ourselves. We feel that Okta gives us the best chance to do this
JJ McMahon | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

There's no substitute for properly developed applications that delegate authentication to an external system like Active Directory or a cloud identity provider. That way, the issues with screen scraping and constantly-breaking integration are solved permanently.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Return on Investment

The Okta Identity Cloud

  • The IT resources were high before Okta. Okta helped us bring those costs down.
  • Okta has helped us be more secure and thus helped us with our exposure to unauthorized account access.
  • Industry adoption of Okta has made it easy to interface with other third party SaaS and services.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Oracle ESSO

  • We spent a lot of time implementing it on different applications. However, because it uses screen scraping, every time our apps upgraded, it broke the integration with ESSO, so we had to keep fixing the integration. After a few years, we have stopped integrating new apps with it due to this headache.
Anonymous | TrustRadius Reviewer

Pricing Details

The Okta Identity Cloud

General

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

Oracle ESSO

General

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

Rating Summary

Likelihood to Recommend

The Okta Identity Cloud
9.0
Oracle ESSO
3.6

Likelihood to Renew

The Okta Identity Cloud
8.0
Oracle ESSO

Usability

The Okta Identity Cloud
9.0
Oracle ESSO

Reliability and Availability

The Okta Identity Cloud
8.6
Oracle ESSO

Support Rating

The Okta Identity Cloud
8.6
Oracle ESSO

Online Training

The Okta Identity Cloud
1.0
Oracle ESSO

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