The Okta Identity Cloud

The Okta Identity Cloud

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The Okta Identity Cloud


What is The Okta Identity Cloud?

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...
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  • ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO) (141)
  • Multi-Factor Authentication (131)
  • ID-Management Access Control (134)
  • Password Management (130)

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Identity Management

Identity management software manages information about the identity of software users and controls access to corporate resources

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What is The Okta Identity Cloud?

Okta is an independent identity provider. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With more than 7,000 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta aims to provide simple and secure access to people and organizations everywhere, giving them the confidence to reach their full potential. The vendor boasts more than 13,050 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Siemens, Slack, Takeda, Teach for America, and Twilio, as users of Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

The Okta Identity Cloud Features

Identity Management Features

  • Supported: ID-Management Access Control
  • Supported: ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO)
  • Supported: Multi-Factor Authentication
  • Supported: Password Management
  • Supported: Account Provisioning and De-provisioning
  • Supported: ID Management Workflow Automation
  • Supported: ID Risk Management

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The Okta Identity Cloud Technical Details

Deployment TypesSoftware as a Service (SaaS), Cloud, or Web-Based
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationApple iOS, Android, Windows Phone

Frequently Asked Questions

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.

The Okta Identity Cloud starts at $0.

Cross Identity, Xpress Password, and ServiceControl are common alternatives for The Okta Identity Cloud.

Reviewers rate ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO) and Multi-Factor Authentication highest, with a score of 9.3.

The most common users of The Okta Identity Cloud are from Mid-sized Companies (51-1,000 employees).
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Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Used by a client for secure single sign on, the organisation has a single point of access for all applications. Using Okta not only improves security, but onboarding of users which allows less time for setup and more time focusing on the job at hand.
  • Single sign on - sign in once per day to access any app
  • Conditional access - block overseas access
  • Integrations to third party tools
  • Integrations with single sign on - however this does require third parties to work more with Oauth systems
  • Direct integrations with tools with plugins. Eg Wordpress websites, atlassian tools etc
Organisations requiring more custom rules for access, specifically non Microsoft organisations. Having said this it can integrate with Microsoft as well.
Complex onboarding’s for various applications makes things much easier for IT admins as well, setting up users in one location as opposed to various applications. After all that’s what identify management is for!
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Okta Identity Cloud has been very useful to me in organizing all of my applications in one centralized hub. I leverage Okta daily to access my various applications that I need to use on a daily basis to complete my job. Prior to using Okta, there was not a scalable SSO solution to access my applications, which made it very tedious and difficult to do my job effectively.
  • Centralized access of applications
  • Ease of SSO
  • Scalability
  • Design customization
  • Lack of personalization
  • Support
Okta Identity Cloud is ideal for any company with multiple users who are looking for an easy way to manage company apps and sign into them with ease. It's a great tool for any company, no matter the size. I used Okta before coming to my current company, and the previous company in mention was much smaller in scale.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Okta Identity Cloud is leveraged extensively throughout our organization. Features utilized include universal directory capabilities via integration with Azure AD, streamlined cloud application distribution, user self-service password reset capabilities, and the ability to protect all of this ecosystem behind a strong multi-factor authentication offering that is very flexible, standardized (via SAML for example) and secure.
  • Universal directory for all users
  • User self-service password resets
  • Multi-factor authentication
  • Cloud application distribution
  • Integration with on-prem directories can be complicated to setup
  • Make it simpler to setup automation
  • Very a la carte in nature, must pay additional for features which I feel should be included
  • Admin interface is a little outdated
The Okta Identity Cloud is in my opinion the premier tool for providing MFA to your workforce. Extremely easy to setup, standards based, stable, and a lot of user self setup/self help features. Makes managing user identify and disparate directories much more simple. Less appropriate for providing a true application portal experience for users as it's integrations in that area are mostly for cloud-based applications and not on-prem systems.
Over the past few years, there have been recommended upgrades to The Okta Identity Cloud that we would typically execute to take advantage of a new feature. Because it's a cloud native application, the upgrades have been extremely quick and easy with little to no downtime. This is even for upgrading on-premises connectors that are required for integration to the cloud.
Felipe Blanco | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Zwift as a gaming company uses a vast number of software tools in order to empower itself to create the best software as possible. With this came a new challenge - how do we manage such amount of different systems with security and speed?
In this sense, Okta was a perfect match for us - we were able to integrate multiple softwares through API and SAML, and for most of softwares, use SCIM for account creations. This empowered our ITOps team to manage it with a small number of resources without losing the operational excellence, getting more revenue.
  • Identify Management
  • Security Group
  • Software Integrations
  • Logging
  • Free Basic Training
  • More logging filtering options
Appropriate to: integration in a heterogeneous environment, where threre's multiples system, OS' and roles that need to be setup. Okta works well with multiples OS and guarantee standarization of all these softwares in a unique and easy interface. Okta is also good for startups and medium size company, because besides being expensive you can balance this high cost with a basic IT team, due to the easyness of the software.

Not appropriate to: companies that relies strongly in solutions of a single supplier, like Microsoft or Google. In these scenarios, will be chepear and faster to the inherit SSO solution.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Most of the tools we are using is under the Okta Identity Cloud and because of that, we are positive that our access is always secured, protected and always up to date. The good things I found in using the Okta Cloud is it always reminds me every time the password I am using on my tools is already close to the expiry. Not only that, it also suggesting me to change the password before it gets expired and what are the days before it gets expired. In that way I can decide for my self if I want it to update my password right away or maximize the expiration date. I love the way it gives me the freedom to choose what day should I reset my password. In case I really missed the days on updating the password, the time I logged on my tools it will ask me to update my password right away so it will not cause me any inconvenience in the future. It is friendly-user and at the same time, the security is tight and as long as you follow the instructions, you will never get any confusions or inconvenience in using it. I highly recommend it to other business organizations because it is easy and safe to use.
  • Maintenance of the tools we are using under Okta
  • Easy access or friendly user of the tools under Okta
  • The security of Okta making sure our personal information will be safe
  • Fast and reliable sources that helps our work more accurate
  • As of now, I can't think of any because it has always helped me out on my work every single day
On my daily basis of using Okta, it never failed to amuse me in every work-related concerns. Using the updated tools I am using under Okta, I can confidently provide best and quality options to every customer and clients I deal with. Because of the up to date information we have on the tools we are using, as a team lead coordinator talking with clients about hotel group reservations, we are able to assist them and look for the best available hotel that meets their preferences using the accurate information we have on the tools under Okta. Because of this, our repeat customers are also recommending our service to their friends and colleagues. In that way we also improve our sales and expand our growing team with the help of Okta. Easy to access, secured logins and accurate information designed for success for every business. I will receive a call from a client looking for a group reservation for a particular event, using the tools under Okta, I will provide the available hotels we have that suites the needs of the client then, close the booking as easy as that. Okta helps to make the work easier as I am using it when I started this company way back August 16, 2021.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
The Okta Identity Cloud is a great product that is employed as a single sign-on service for my company. It stores log-in information for several different applications and platforms. All you have to do is log in to The Okta Identity Cloud in the beginning of the day and it will automatically sign you into stored platforms as you access them throughout the day. It is a great tool.
  • Single Sign-On service
  • Securely store and protect log-in information
  • Access to many different applications in one place
  • Face ID
  • Frequency of required sign-ins
  • More applications added to the central dashboard
The Okta Identity Cloud is very well suited to act as a single sign-on tool for an enterprise. It allows you to sign-in once at the beginning of your day and then automatically signs you in to other platforms that you access throughout the day. For example, your email, calendar, HR software, or any other application can be linked to the system. It reduces the risk of forgetting log-in credentials and saves time throughout the day.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Secure single sign on is what Okta is used for plus all tools are managed through Okta in our org that we need to log on to
  • push notification on mobile to log in
  • managing apps that are being used for busienss putpose
  • remote log in
  • ap navigation and being able to delete old ones without admin
securing desctop and laptop pc and mac and tools used on them
Melissa Strong | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
In my current company, we use Okta to manage security through SSO as well as using it to manage our applications. We have currently many applications/software that we use in each different team, so utilizing SSO and creating an application homepage per your role is really helpful and saves us time in terms of connection while ensuring security.
  • Single Sign-On
  • App Integration
  • Bring your Own Device
  • The mobile app opens to the browser which can be a bit annoying especially if you are signing in with a work account. It would be a lot easier and straight to the point if it recognized you have the mobile app.
  • It logs you out pretty often which can be a bit painful to have to relogin to things every week.
  • Customization of the application homepage
I think it get's the job done and the features they have are great.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We Implement Okta for Different customers. Okta used for federated authentication mainly Access management.Integartion of Okta with different apps using Protocols Like Oauth , SAML, OpenID etc for Seamless single sign on experience . Our organisation conduct internal trainings also for Okta, so that we are well verse with all its feature and provide solution to Customers as per their requirements
  • Single Sign ON
  • Federated Authentication
  • Password Management
  • App Integration
  • Okta Integration Network
  • Its more Centered towards Directory
  • Not more customization Options I feel
Basically, there are whole lot of Applications in OKta Integration Network. So whenever you want to integrate those , you are just few steps away. More understandable rules and policies . OKtA is best suited for Single sign on federated authentication. There are options Like Just in Time provision So as soon as user is there in Source you can provision it with no wait
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I am a sales rep and it provides easy, secure access to the cloud apps use daily so I can be productive regardless of device (e.g. my computer, my tablet, my phone).
  • Secure access regardless of device.
  • Multiple app integrations.
  • Supports bring your own device.
  • The mobile app opens to the browser. It would be nice if it recognized you have the mobile app of the app you're trying to open, and it opens that instead of a browser.
It's ideal for all employees -- whether you are in the office, working from home, or on the road traveling -- and regardless of device.
October 14, 2022

Okta = Easy

Amanda Duron | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We work with finances and highly sensitive information nationwide. We use The Okta Identity Cloud to provide an added layer of security to log into the tech programs we use. This protects our client’s information and helps them feel confident in honoring the privacy of our customers.
  • Ease of sign on
  • Options for multiple ways to sign on
  • Option to stay signed on
  • Functional on mobile devices
  • Longer sign-on options; I have to log on multiple times a day
  • Might be nice to have a plug-in option for saved browsers
I think this works well for dual login to any financial, proprietary, or CRM information that requires (or should require) an extra layer of security. We also use this to sign on to Microsoft 365 and other softwares jointly shared across our network. This program may not be appropriate for small businesses that does not require file sharing or logins to Cloud based systems.
Wayne Ragusa | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
Okta was used by Many of our Customers. Most of our customers are looking for Ease of use and a single place for their base to go and sign into their software securely. Using OKTA has not only been a big Benefit for them but has also helped Ease the onboarding of new employees
  • SSO
  • Single Pane of glass
  • Ease of USE
  • MFA
  • Cost Reduction
  • Improved App integration
I have been happy with OKTA 1. Easy to onboard New Employees 2. Easy to Terminate Users (close) many accounts at once. 3. Set up groups of Apps Based on Job Roles 4. Secure Access to software with Easy to Use MFA. 5. you don't have to supply users with their passwords to APPS
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Okta for a single sign-on to various applications, including the Microsoft Office suite, Certify, ADP payroll, and others. Okta also functions as our sign-in verification service for mobile apps. The benefit is that once I am logged in to Okta, I don't have to separately sign into those apps, saving time.
  • Single sign-on
  • Secure two step verification
  • Saving time
  • More apps under single sign-on
  • Cleaner page layout
  • Faster verification
Okta is best for a large organization using many different software applications on a regular basis, allowing employees to not have to sign into each one of them as they use them. For small organizations, it might be superfluous, but for large organizations, it saves time and allows employees to get a lot of management and bureaucratic tasks are done originating from one web page.
Jacob Ira Anderson | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I used it to authenticate all users on ALL platforms. It really helps to prevent credential theft. We were able to use it on all new and existing platforms. Users liked using it for SSO.
  • Works across a lot of products.
  • Gives very detailed logs.
  • Allows users to use a single sign-on across multiple products.
  • Revoking a single login terminates access to multiple products.
  • Additional logging
  • Automatic blocking and alerting
  • Easier setup for a variety of products
If you need SSO, this is the place to do it. Having a single login for users is something that is amazing for most people. Now they don't have to remember a variety of logins for various systems. Additionally, if that one login is revoked, it terminates access across multiple systems.
Score 7 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We have all of our passwords saved which can be helpful as well as all of the platforms we use located in one place for easy access. Mostly the use case I find myself leveraging is a password saver. I acknowledge that I do not use the platform for its full value as it is not a part of my workflow.
  • Password saver
  • Enterprise recourse library
  • The passwords can be more easily accessible for password editing.
Well suited for enterprises that leverage multiple partnerships for a tech stack.
Raymond Dable | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
With Okta Identity Cloud, we're able to log in to multiple web applications on just one page securely. Okta Identity Cloud helps us manage single sign-on authentication with multiple web applications so that we do not need to log in to all of our applications one at a time. As a workforce analyst. This software is very much effective.
  • Our employees became more productive with single sign on.
  • The Okta Identity Cloud securely integrates almost all of our web applications and software.
  • Very easy to use and the page loads quickly.
  • We have The Okta Identity Cloud linked to AD DS and it's giving us sync issues with resetting the SSO password.
  • The Okta Identity Cloud needs improvement specifically with password reset.
  • User interface has to be improved.
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.
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
It is the best solution to have the employees securely connect to the company network apps and websites by providing a secure single sign-on option. Once logged into the system on the company network, it identifies you, and all the apps and websites within the company that requires a log-in will give you automatic access(as per permission) by single sign-on. So no more typing the id password again and again for each of them.
  • Single sign on over multiple applications and websites of the company.
  • Multi-factor authentication is being provided for better security.
  • Interface is very user friendly.
  • Not faced any issues.
It is well suited where user gets the access to change their own password and once changed, it will be changed throughout the company-wide applications under their Okta permissions and they don't have to call the service desk and wait for them to change it. It is very easy for adding various applications to add into the dashboard for users to access under one roof.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I don't use it in the current organization, but used it at my previous one. Its main use was SSO and maintaining customer records outside of AD.
  • SSO
  • Customization
  • Identity
  • Customer directory
  • Some of the UI was clunky or didnt make sense
  • Setting admins could be more intuitive
If looking to get internal users from AD pulled into the cloud for SSO between applications, this is a good fit. It could also pull in and maintain customers for external access to applications. Otherwise, it would be less appropriate.
July 30, 2022

okat sso

Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
SSO and we integrate it for saml in products for authentication and authorization. It helps to ease up the things and most of the uses related to authorization as addressed.It is easy to configure and use. Very easy to implement and understand and provides very good documentation and Product is well made.
  • SSO
  • SAML
  • OIDC
  • Mobile app can be improved
  • Login
  • Kerberos
Okta is suited when we want to restrict the users to use a few functionalities of the product. We can use it to authenticate and authorize the user. With one login, we can use all the other apps without individual login to each and every product. Okta's homepage can be improved.
Score 8 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I use Okta to manage the internal user roles creation to provide customised product access to the users as per their roles and requirements. Okta is also used to enable single sign-on management for non-integrated services to access the programs easily without having to repeat the login for each program. I also lead the renewal conversations for the tool.
  • Customised management of user roles and mapping for authentication.
  • Allows integration with multiple products and services to cover a wide range of user workflows.
  • Allows secure saving of passwords and centralising the work tools.
  • 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.
Okta integration is really useful and helps to automate the systems and workflow, user-friendly, and easy to follow and implement in the daily work routine. Okta allows the efficient configuration of SAML 2.0 connects with vendor websites which is a core security feature. One issue with Okta login is the inability to put any modifier in the address bar to redirect users to Okta sign-in page.
July 06, 2022

honest review

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use Okta Identity Cloud to access different types of tools that we use daily in our work. It enables us to change passwords easily on our end without further checking with any support like IT or SD support. It keeps the information secured because before we can access anything it asks for identification.
  • Change password
  • Personal identification
  • Secure user authentication into different application
  • Time management
  • User friendly
  • Not that I can think of.
I have not used or explored all of its usages yet but one thing I experienced is changing passwords with my tools. Before, we used to wait for a specific hour when we can call SD to change our password. It could reach a day or two days, especially during the weekend but now we can immediately change the password on our end without any help or support.
July 02, 2022

Simply amazing!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
I have been using the Okta Identity Cloud for more than two years now and I have not seen any issue with it and I am currently enjoying using this portal for my everyday tasks. I could say that the Okta Identity Cloud has been so useful for me not only fore but also to my colleagues and friends and to the whole organization. I highly recommend this special tool.
  • Providea security
  • makes your job easier
  • gives access to system and tools
  • I wish it can be personally customize like change the color of background
  • I wish there is also an option for us to make our own profile
  • and I wish there is an option too to put our own photo on this special tool.
The Okta Identity Cloud is best for my online group booking. The Okta Identity Cloud makes my job easier where I can access different tools for my only booking for my clients and this provides security also to my tools. I could say that Okta Identity cloud can help you enhance your ability and help you learn or discover new things every day.
Score 9 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We use this to confirm employee's identities before they are able to access any business-specific software or websites. We use it throughout the entire company, and all departments. It is used in pretty much everything we do, and has been for as long as I have been with the company.
  • verifies identities
  • easy to use
  • can access from anywhere
  • issue if you dont have your device
This is well suited for anyone who has sensitive information and wants users to need a two-step process before logging in to potentially sensitive company platforms or information. It is great for people who have remote employees working from anywhere, because there are additional security risks that come with that if you are not including the Okta step. It might not work as well for companies where employees don't have easy access to their phones, or companies where there is not much sensitive information and therefore they do not need additional barriers.
June 29, 2022

Great platform!

Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
With the help of the okta identity cloud, we are able to manage all our tools and systems in our organization in just one access. Some tasks are hard to finish with having too many systems to check but when Okta Identity Cloud was introduced to us, we were able to finish our tasks in a timely many.
  • Storing of information
  • Securing data
  • Compiling our systems and tools in folders
  • User interface
  • It would be nice if we can add themes.
  • Faster security verifcation
In our organization, we use quite a lot of tools and systems to help our clients. If you have the same situation in the company, this tool is very well suited for you. Having Okta Identity Cloud manage and store those tools and systems helps us do our tasks more efficiently.
Sanjit Prasad | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 10 out of 10
Vetted Review
Verified User
We are using Okta Single Sign-On facility to login to all the services in our organisation. You have to enter your password only once and then with one-click you can easily get into the application. The major benefit is that there is no need to set and remember multiple credentials for each service available in your company. The sign-in session is active for a longer time so there is no requirement to do multiple logins. We also use Okta web app through which we can access apps provided by the organisation.
  • A single consolidated web UI where you can access all apps provided by your organisation.
  • Okta Single Sign-on facility for all apps.
  • Integrate with third-party products to enable two-factor authentication.
  • You can add more apps and navigate to recent apps via web UI.
  • The service is little expensive so a discount for renew subscription would be good.
  • I find very less resources about Okta so more documentation is required.
  • Once the service is broken, resetting it back is a bit painful.
Okta service is great to access apps via Single Sign-On facility. But yes it need an improvement where we need to reset Okta service when thing got broken.
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