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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.https://media.trustradius.com/product-logos/lp/6M/XZVJG3Z9WVSS.PNGThe best SSO and MFA solution on the marketOkta is allowing us to eliminate the need for our users to have to remember a bunch of different passwords for the various different service and applications that we use. This allows for quicker onboarding of new employees. Because of the central identity management offered by Okta, provisioning and de-provisioning users is quick and simple. Okta supports thousands of applications out on the market, so being able to add new applications to Okta is very simple.,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.,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.,9,Productivity has increased immensely, both in end users, but with user management. Obtaining SOC 2 certification was much easier with an SSO and MFA solution in place. Troubleshooting some applications has been difficult at times and requires additional time to get them set up.,G Suite and Windows Server,Atlassian Confluence, JIRA SoftwareOkta is easy and great!It is being used by our whole organization to organize all of our apps and tools that we are utilizing.,Extremely easy to use and learn. Saves a lot of time each day from multiple sign-ins. Helps keep you much more organized and efficient.,None that I know of.,9,It has helped us save time which helps everyone across different divisions spend more time and focus on workOkta is a must-have for any organizationOkta is a must-have for any companies in today's digital landscape. No more sharing passwords or managing passwords. I love the ease-of-use and the fact that anyone, regardless of background, can use this product. Our entire company used Okta and were given access to what they needed based on their job role. I prefer Okta over previous solutions we used. We had OneLogin before and it didn't do what we needed.,Ease-of-use Cybersecurity Management of passwords User profiles,Needs a better-looking UI.,10,Allowed us to ramp people up quickly without password or login issues.,LastPass, Adobe XD, AsanaOkta makes it easyThe entire organization uses Okta for logging into all our key business systems. It provides security and takes away the pain of remembering passwords for all logins. It also provides additional security with a mobile verification via push. We have so many systems across the organization and it's super easy to self-serve with Okta.,Mobile push verification is excellent. You just have to tap a button on your mobile device (as opposed to having to enter a code) and you're in. Single-sign on is perfect. Everything works as expected and you only have to remember one password. All my applications are easily located in the Okta dashboard. It's the hub for all my work.,It'd be nice to see the dashboard be more configurable on the user end. I'd like to organize my applications by which ones I use most. There's some on there that I don't use at all and I'd like to be able to hide them.,10,Okta saves a lot of time. I don't have to mess around with different logins to sign into my applications. Any applications I need are right there on the dashboard, which reduces friction for me to get into my programs and get started with what I need to do. I can't stress the ease enough and it reduces wasted time.,Microsoft Office 365, Qualtrics, BasecampOkta - King of SSOOkta is used for single sign-on with Office 365 and Salesforce.com,Office 365 single sign-on Salesforce.com single sign-on Active Directory based user management Provisioning/Deprovisioning workflows,Thick client single sign-on,10,I have 54 apps on my Okta homepage and do not have to keep track of any of those passwords any longer.,10,1Okta is a perfect single-sign on solutionWe recently deployed Okta for the entire organization to simplify the login process for the applications we use, both on-premise and in the cloud. It also solves the problem of single sign-on and mainly saves a lot of implementation time, deployment, and maintenance cost for hardware and software. It solves the issue of simplifying security and authentication in the whole organization.,Easy to navigate A trusted tool used in most corporate environments Simplifies corporate authentication with an added layer of security, I.E. the multi-factor authentication,Password Vault for Unix landscape is not easy to set up when compared to other SSO tools Adds an additional layer of complexity if you have multiple forests/domains in the environment,9,It all depends upon the size of the organization but Okta is scalable to a mid-sized organization. We have seen unauthorized access is blocked and after Okta implementation, any suspicious activity is reported as well as recorded.,FireEye Security Suite,New Relic, ServiceNow, Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL),Yes,Price Analyst Reports,Yes,9Okta SSO and LCMOkta is being used in my company as an identity and access management solution. SSO and user life cycle management with adaptive MFA have been implemented.,SSO - over 50 applications with single sign-on implementation have helped us reduce the cost and password fatigue issues. Life cycle management - Implementing LCM process for more than 10 applications, Okta handles the provisioning and de-provisioning of users in these systems. Adaptive MFA - Advanced security with adaptive MFA and external threats have been reduced.,Okta lacks access governance, user access certifications and segregation of duties. Full life cycle management with multi level approval is missing in the tool. Role based access is limited and notification and escalation process is missing.,7,Good cost savings by reducing help desk calls for password management. LCM automation has helped manual action in provisioning and deprovisioning processes. [It's a] really cost-effective SSO solution, for the number of applications the company has been able to implement SSO.,ForgeRock OpenIDM and Ping Identity Platform,JIRA Software, Azure Active Directory, AWS ConfigVery helpful at managing my logins!We use Okta to manage our sign up across all the different web technologies we use. It allows us to manage our logins super easily and securely!,I like their interface, it is very simple and clean The single sign-on is easy and I like that sites can tell me I need to use Okta just by email address domain,While the interface is clean, it does look a little bit dated - could use a bit of a facelift but that is probably just me being picky, to be honest.,10,Saves time every day, we do not spend time trying to remember our logins Removes the headache of security,Duo Security, Atlassian Confluence, JIRA Software, Microsoft Office 365, Looker, Greenhouse, Amplitude Analytics, Dropbox Business, Workday Human Capital ManagementSave time and secure your organization with OktaWe are using Okta for our entire organization. For us, this solved the problem of users managing multiple passwords for multiple services. It drastically reduced the time to onboard a new employee and allowed us to easily implement organization-wide MFA. Okta has also allowed us to quickly onboard and integrate the employees of companies that we acquire.,Okta makes single sign-on for users easy and allows our employees to access all systems with one username and password. Okta makes automated provisioning of new hires seamless. No work needs to be done by IT. Okta has fantastic technical support.,Sometimes the logs can be difficult to interpret. I wish Okta would work with more HRIS systems. Okta can definitely get pricey, but it tends to be worth it.,10,Increased speed in IT onboarding Decrease in forgotten password tickets Decrease in VPN related tickets (Okta provides authentication now),OneLogin and Centrify Endpoint Services,BetterCloud, Slack, G SuiteOkta was the best choice for usWe use Okta to provide a single sign-on experience to all of our users in the organization. Almost all of our tools and applications are integrated into Okta so that one set of credentials can be used everywhere. In addition to organization-wide applications, individual departments can share applications, even those that don't support single sign-on. Employees never gain access to the username and password of these applications. This increases our security because when employees leave the organization, we can immediately terminate access to all of the applications.,Supported applications and sign-on methods. The catalog is very robust, and it is easy to add additional applications Reporting - excellent reporting tools for administrators Ease of use - the interface is easy to understand and looks great,It would be nice if we could get more granular reporting that included internal IP addresses of users,10,Simplified user experience - Users can use the same credentials for everything. Increased security - Easily control access to applications and reduce the risk of breaches by reducing the number of credentials users have to manage. Excellent administrative control over policies and security methods. For example, it's easy to set up multi-factor authentication, set password policies, and set other restrictions on access.,Centrify, ADFS, OneLogin and Ping Identity Platform,Microsoft Office 365, DonorPerfect, IBM ConnectionsOkta Increases Employee Efficiency at Hyper Growth Tech CompanyOkta is being leveraged across our whole company -- not a just a single department. It's leveraged as our enterprise wide single-sign on provider. It ensures that employees can quickly access business critical applications in a streamlined manner It also provides increased security features.,Streamlines login process for business critical applications Simple, easy to use interface -- even for new hires! Increased security for your IT team,Company specific branding / user interface More granular reporting for your IT team Pricing -- can get expensive quickly,9,Increased productivity for growing companies Increased peace of mind for your IT team Reduced risk to security threats Improved new hire on-boarding experience,Duo Security,Tableau Online, Asana, Smartsheet, Greenhouse, Expensify, Atlassian Confluence, DocuSignImprove Employee Productivity -- Choose Okta!Okta is being leveraged as our sole single sign-on provider to increase employee efficiency. It's utilized by the entire company. It addresses employee efficiency and IT enterprise wide security.,Compatible with lots of browser-based software solutions! Simple, easy to use interface Helps with IT information security Attentive product team that listens to customer feedback,Single sign on compatibility for non-browser based software More detailed user reporting for your IT team to debug issues Better formatting options to customize for your unique company brand,9,(+) Increased employee productivity (+) Increased application security (+) Increased peace-of-mind for your Head of IT (+) Improved on-boarding process for new hires,Duo Security,Greenhouse, Host Analytics Cloud EPM Suite, Tableau Online, Asana, Smartsheet, DocuSign, Reflektive, Slack, Google DriveOkta is awesome!Okta is used across our entire company for organizing our internal resources. Okta is a solid platform for a single sign-on access to our most commonly used applications. This gives all users a convenient interface for accessing disparate programs that are used to manage common employee resources. By using Okta we're given an easy SSO experience in the office or on mobile.,Simple platform for the end user. Single sign-on makes accessing commonly used applications easy. Makes accessing resources from a mobile device straightforward, without having to go through a large number of authorizations.,Mobile interface can be clunky and unintuitive at times. Doesn't always handle all applications well. Would be nice to be able to have end-user customization for the desktop/mobile interface. A nice feature to have would be previews of the individual applications from the main dashboard.,10,Okta has driven positive impact by saving time with administrative tasks. Cuts down on confusion around user access and accessibility.,Workday Professional Services Automation, Teleopti WFM, JIRA SoftwareVery Convenient and Simple!I use Okta at my current organization and have used it in my previous job as well. It is being used as a sort of overarching portal to sign on to multiple services. Every employee at my organization uses this service and it allows us to have a centralized interface for all of the programs and services we use. You only have to sign in once for Okta and have access to all your tools. It also uses multi-factor authentication so it makes me feel that my data and work is a bit more secure and safe. It's very convenient.,Okta centralizes all of your "sign-ins" so that you only have to do it once to have access to all of your tools. Instead of getting lost trying to have multiple tabs open for all your tools and navigating to multiple pages, you can just log in once and click on the tool you need. Multi-factor authentication protects your data. I have never had any issues or concerns about Okta's security.,Okta from the user end doesn't really have a huge need for improvement. The interface is very simple, sometimes I wish I could customize it but I think that is done on the company-wide level.,10,It saves time and increases the productivity of employees over the long run. It reduces technical issues and concerns when everything is managed in one place.,Oracle Access Management and Microsoft Access,NetSuite, Dropbox, SlackOkta as an application provisioning toolOur org uses Okta to manage access to all of the software applications that are managed by the IT department. It allows the IT department to control access to different software applications we purchase and it gives the user the ability to not need to remember their password which is a nice feature.,It always works Single sign-on is nice and easy Easy for IT to give access to something,Not easy to find your password Only works for software IT gives access too Not super flexible,8,Faster IT response More security Scalability,LastPass,LastPass, Slack, Microsoft Office 365OKTA - Great productOKTA is used company-wide for Multi-Factor Auth (MFA) and SSO (Single Sign-On). Having one place to log into things is nice. It's especially helpful in our case when we have many services to log into, some of which use shared passwords.,I like that I don't have to enter my passwords over and over again. Once I enter them in and they are in Okta, I only have one password to remember. I can pretty much forget all of my passwords and Okta will just remember them and put them in the appropriate fields for me.,Limited products/platforms are supported,8,Great Product and with High ROI,,Concur Expense, ZoomSingle sign on made easyIt is used across the whole organisation.,Single sign-on capability It almost always works It stores information without being intrusive,It can sometimes not work The pop-ups can be irritating at times Sometimes integration between the app and the desktop version doesn't work very well.,7,Increased speed of me doing my job Means I know all the tools I have access to Enables me to focus on other things,,Solium Shareworks, ClearSlide, BoxSave Time and Headaches, Use OktaIt's used across the entire organization as a security protocol and login syndicator. It helps us integrate single sign-on across many different web tools and also helps us to keep our data and logins/passwords secure. Okta has been a strategic business partner for Segment for quite some time now.,Okta has a nice, clean interface. Okta's design makes it easy to view all of your different tools and integrations. Okta generally operates smoothly and swiftly.,Okta often requires a user to update browser plugins. Okta is not incredibly easy to understand for a non-technical audience. Okta could be more communicative with changes and/or suggestions for how to use the product.,8,It's enabled our technical staff to focus on more impactful initiatives. It has saved countless login hours for our entire team and staff. It has empowered us to use all of tools in the suite in order to maximize our investments in those products.,OneLogin, Gigya and Lepide Active Directory Manager,Greenhouse, Dropbox Business, SlackOkta RocksGlobal enterprise implementation. Solved simplification, security, compliance and workflow challenges across multiple systems.,SSO across 50+ applications Automated user provisioning of active directory SOX controls adherance User access visibility Immediate M&A new user application access,SSO for non-web based applications Smoother integration to industry standard HCM applications Integration to workflow applications such as Service Now,10,Operational simplification Legal compliance Reduced security risk profile,Ping Identity Platform,ServiceNow, Concur Travel and Expense, Workday Human Capital ManagementOkta Okta Okta Okta!We use it to house our applications under one roof. It's fantastic, easy to use, never causes problem, and I would strongly recommend. The platform is an excellent example of not over-complication a solution. We use it every day and it's been a super easy way to keep all of our applications organized.,SSO Secures applications Easily sort which applications we use and where we use them,Nothing Platform Rocks The weekly text security feature is annoying,10,Don't have to remember all these passwords Keeps all applications easy to find and utlize SSO rocks,,DiscoverOrg, MindTickle, BambooHROkta : Single Sign-On streamlines user workflowOkta Single Sign-On was integrated with a new application that was custom developed for the graphics department at a major broadcaster's enterprise. Okta was integrated as the top layer of security to eliminate credential reauthentication as the new system was being accessed by over 200 people with various levels of authority and access boundaries. It saved time with the helpdesk requests and provided easy and fast access to multiple areas of the system for the authorized personnel.,Reporting features for Okta have significant advantages over its competitors with detailed reporting for each user and access log. Ability to integrate multiple identity providers. Directory Integration: Okta's ability to configure the master/universal directory that can be set and switched at will is great as it doesnt require separate system updates.,Hardware Integration with devices that are on premises requires separate hardware upgrade that can be quite expensive depending on the number of devices required. Price : Okta is great for large enterprises, but small to medium sized companies wouldnt be able to afford the high cost. Company doesnt provide different levels of services that can be added or deleted depending on the needs of the organization.,7,High ROI as it eliminates need for multiple help desk personnel who were required to reset passwords or help users with access issues. OKTA provides detailed reporting that can be an efficient use for HR to track the productivity as well as access logs for the managers Okta provides an added layer of security to systems that makes the managers feel safer with confidential material access.,one login and Centrify Application Services,Microsoft Azure, Slack, Zoho Projects, Workfront, Wrike, Zoho Campaigns, GetResponse, Constant ContactOkta - Architect inputsOkta is used by a variety of organizations including small - large size companies. As a best practice, Okta is deployed in the whole organization but can also be used only for a few departments if they are segregated because of business need. Okta solves the problem of single sign-on mainly, but it also saves a lot of implementation time and deployment and maintenance cost of hardware and software. Availability of sign-on service is also very good. The whole implementation timeline comes down rapidly in a project plan and Okta is best suited for cloud-based SaaS applications. In-house application integration might need extra customization and development of codes in order to integrate with okta.,Integration with Cloud-based/SaaS application Implementation time lines Availability of service Ease of support for users,Reporting of logs and errors Reporting needs as per customer Customization support,8,Immediate ROI after implementation Negative impact will be of cost paid to Okta if number of users are more than 1M. Long term service benefits will be good.,Tuebora and IdentityNow,Oracle Access Management, Oracle Identity Manager, QlikView,100,90,SSO JIT Provisioning SalesForce Integration Workday Integration User Life cycle management User Provisioning,Complex Integration SDK development for many inhouse application Enhanced Reporting,Large User Base Custom Implementations Large Deals Reseller,8I love Okta and I think you will too!We are using Okta as our primary identity solution. It is our master service directory for our users as opposed to Active Directory. We use active directory but it gets its information from Okta. It does this for our entire organization. It assists in too many ways to account for here but here are some of the highlights. We use it for application access and deprov. With the right integrations, you can assign licensing with it. We sync attributes with Okta. We leverage the Okta API to manage groups and generate user account reports. There are so many ways that Okta assists our company. It's really amazing. We utilize IWA so when our users are on our network, they are automatically signed into the Okta portal using their Okta/Windows credentials. It's really amazing what all you can do.,User account creation and deprovisioning. Application access and management. Single Sign On so user accounts don't have to be created and removed manually.,Can't delete deprovisioned accounts.,10,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.,Ping Identity Platform,Box, Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2), Amazon S3 (Simple Storage Service)Okta Rocks!We have deployed Okta for the entire organization to simplify the login process for the apps we used, both in house and the Cloud. We have a mix of SAML and SWA apps. All users have really come to enjoy one place to go to login to corporate applications.,SSO via SAML is super easy Integration with Active Directory (AD) makes managing the apps and access a cinch The logging within the app is great, should any security or personnel issues arise Always available. Access any where on any device helps too. We have expanded are use of the full provisioning with SaaS apps that support, which has increased the speed with which to users have access to apps. MFA has been key to ensure a secure platform for our company,While not a specific Okta issue, I agree with a previous reviewer and would love to see how Okta could push SAML more into the market so more apps would be easier to integrate with. At times, troubleshooting issues can be challenging. Engaging with support has helped get through those issues.,10,Increased employee launch (or termination) as they join the company Scalability - as we add more apps, we just plug and play. No development work required.,Centrify Identity Service,10Okta is AwesomeOkta is being used by my organization to provide SSO for 80+ applications. We use a variety of different types of SSO including SAML, password vaulting, SWA and simply just adding links to internal apps that do not require authentication. We have marketed our Okta portal as a place to access all applications and now our employees come to us asking to have more added everyday. IT Security has become more embedded in projects simply because people want SSO. It is a great way to get our foot in the door and more involved earlier in the application selection process than we normally would be engaged.,SSO Adaptive MFA Awesome Support Catalog of pre-configured applications,There is no way to alphabetize application list other than manually doing it yourself,10,Less password resets Improved application security and logging of access to some applications Improved user experience,
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May 21, 2019

The best SSO and MFA solution on the market

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Okta is allowing us to eliminate the need for our users to have to remember a bunch of different passwords for the various different service and applications that we use. This allows for quicker onboarding of new employees. Because of the central identity management offered by Okta, provisioning and de-provisioning users is quick and simple. Okta supports thousands of applications out on the market, so being able to add new applications to Okta is very simple.
  • 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.
  • 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.
When lots of SaaS applications are used in an organization, a solution such as Okta is a must. If there are only one or two applications being used, it is not really worth the cost. You also need to have a person or team that can dedicate a significant amount of time administering Okta, as users will inevitably need help getting logged in or will run into various different issues.
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May 24, 2019

Okta is easy and great!

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It is being used by our whole organization to organize all of our apps and tools that we are utilizing.
  • Extremely easy to use and learn.
  • Saves a lot of time each day from multiple sign-ins.
  • Helps keep you much more organized and efficient.
  • None that I know of.
If you have a lot of tools or applications you are using, this tool is a great one to use. It helped our organization across multiple departments stay more organized and unified with our different tools.
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May 24, 2019

Okta is a must-have for any organization

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Okta is a must-have for any companies in today's digital landscape. No more sharing passwords or managing passwords. I love the ease-of-use and the fact that anyone, regardless of background, can use this product. Our entire company used Okta and were given access to what they needed based on their job role. I prefer Okta over previous solutions we used. We had OneLogin before and it didn't do what we needed.
  • Ease-of-use
  • Cybersecurity
  • Management of passwords
  • User profiles
  • Needs a better-looking UI.
Well-suited for teams with spread out employees or those with many logins. Basically, anyone who cares about cybersecurity needs this.
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December 12, 2018

Okta makes it easy

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The entire organization uses Okta for logging into all our key business systems. It provides security and takes away the pain of remembering passwords for all logins. It also provides additional security with a mobile verification via push. We have so many systems across the organization and it's super easy to self-serve with Okta.
  • Mobile push verification is excellent. You just have to tap a button on your mobile device (as opposed to having to enter a code) and you're in.
  • Single-sign on is perfect. Everything works as expected and you only have to remember one password.
  • All my applications are easily located in the Okta dashboard. It's the hub for all my work.
  • It'd be nice to see the dashboard be more configurable on the user end. I'd like to organize my applications by which ones I use most. There's some on there that I don't use at all and I'd like to be able to hide them.
Okta is well suited for any company that uses multiple applications and wants users to be able to self-serve any password issues. The only scenario where I could see it wouldn't be very useful is if a small company only uses one or two applications. That should be easy enough to manage without Okta.
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December 27, 2018

Okta - King of SSO

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Okta is used for single sign-on with Office 365 and Salesforce.com
  • Office 365 single sign-on
  • Salesforce.com single sign-on
  • Active Directory based user management
  • Provisioning/Deprovisioning workflows
  • Thick client single sign-on
Okta is fantastic for managing cloud based apps
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February 15, 2019

Okta is a perfect single-sign on solution

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We recently deployed Okta for the entire organization to simplify the login process for the applications we use, both on-premise and in the cloud. It also solves the problem of single sign-on and mainly saves a lot of implementation time, deployment, and maintenance cost for hardware and software. It solves the issue of simplifying security and authentication in the whole organization.
  • Easy to navigate
  • A trusted tool used in most corporate environments
  • Simplifies corporate authentication with an added layer of security, I.E. the multi-factor authentication
  • Password Vault for Unix landscape is not easy to set up when compared to other SSO tools
  • Adds an additional layer of complexity if you have multiple forests/domains in the environment
It is suited everywhere due to the number of cyber attacks and malicious attempts to steal identities or information. The additional layer of security and integration with corporate apps leaves no room for hackers. It helps to track devices where the user logs in and simplifies the security audit procedure.
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January 23, 2019

Okta SSO and LCM

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Okta is being used in my company as an identity and access management solution. SSO and user life cycle management with adaptive MFA have been implemented.
  • SSO - over 50 applications with single sign-on implementation have helped us reduce the cost and password fatigue issues.
  • Life cycle management - Implementing LCM process for more than 10 applications, Okta handles the provisioning and de-provisioning of users in these systems.
  • Adaptive MFA - Advanced security with adaptive MFA and external threats have been reduced.
  • Okta lacks access governance, user access certifications and segregation of duties.
  • Full life cycle management with multi level approval is missing in the tool.
  • Role based access is limited and notification and escalation process is missing.
Okta is the best cost-effective tool for single sign-on and user life cycle management. It has very good reporting and auditing feature and is open to integrations by exposing the API. Adaptive Multi-Factor authentication is top notch and highly advised. The admin roles give a good distinguishing factor for controlling user access with certain capabilities to do only certain tasks. Identity Governance is lacking in Okta; it lacks user access certification and also segregation of duties.
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May 17, 2018

Very helpful at managing my logins!

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We use Okta to manage our sign up across all the different web technologies we use. It allows us to manage our logins super easily and securely!
  • I like their interface, it is very simple and clean
  • The single sign-on is easy and I like that sites can tell me I need to use Okta just by email address domain
  • While the interface is clean, it does look a little bit dated - could use a bit of a facelift but that is probably just me being picky, to be honest.
Very well suited for any organization that manages multiple people across multiple technologies - so virtually any business!
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May 14, 2018

Save time and secure your organization with Okta

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We are using Okta for our entire organization. For us, this solved the problem of users managing multiple passwords for multiple services. It drastically reduced the time to onboard a new employee and allowed us to easily implement organization-wide MFA. Okta has also allowed us to quickly onboard and integrate the employees of companies that we acquire.
  • Okta makes single sign-on for users easy and allows our employees to access all systems with one username and password.
  • Okta makes automated provisioning of new hires seamless. No work needs to be done by IT.
  • Okta has fantastic technical support.
  • Sometimes the logs can be difficult to interpret.
  • I wish Okta would work with more HRIS systems.
  • Okta can definitely get pricey, but it tends to be worth it.
I would recommend Okta for almost any enterprise who cares about security and uses at least two cloud applications.
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April 30, 2018

Okta was the best choice for us

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We use Okta to provide a single sign-on experience to all of our users in the organization. Almost all of our tools and applications are integrated into Okta so that one set of credentials can be used everywhere. In addition to organization-wide applications, individual departments can share applications, even those that don't support single sign-on. Employees never gain access to the username and password of these applications. This increases our security because when employees leave the organization, we can immediately terminate access to all of the applications.
  • Supported applications and sign-on methods. The catalog is very robust, and it is easy to add additional applications
  • Reporting - excellent reporting tools for administrators
  • Ease of use - the interface is easy to understand and looks great
  • It would be nice if we could get more granular reporting that included internal IP addresses of users
It's very well suited for single sign-on. It was designed for this from the ground-up and it shows. Unlike other tools which started with other features and later added single sign-on, Okta is a mature platform for cloud-based single sign-on with a lot of flexibility. Outside of single sign-on, it is less robust, however their development and support team is very responsive to suggestions and requests.
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August 15, 2018

Okta Increases Employee Efficiency at Hyper Growth Tech Company

Score 9 out of 10
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Okta is being leveraged across our whole company -- not a just a single department. It's leveraged as our enterprise wide single-sign on provider. It ensures that employees can quickly access business critical applications in a streamlined manner It also provides increased security features.
  • Streamlines login process for business critical applications
  • Simple, easy to use interface -- even for new hires!
  • Increased security for your IT team
  • Company specific branding / user interface
  • More granular reporting for your IT team
  • Pricing -- can get expensive quickly
Works well
- Simple single sign on provider for growing organizations
- Enhance security for your IT team
- Software stability / reliability

Not so well

- SSO support for non browser based software
- Being the cheapest SSO option
- Customized look and feel to match your company's brand
- Most granular login reporting for your IT team

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August 15, 2018

Improve Employee Productivity -- Choose Okta!

Score 9 out of 10
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Okta is being leveraged as our sole single sign-on provider to increase employee efficiency. It's utilized by the entire company. It addresses employee efficiency and IT enterprise wide security.
  • Compatible with lots of browser-based software solutions!
  • Simple, easy to use interface
  • Helps with IT information security
  • Attentive product team that listens to customer feedback
  • Single sign on compatibility for non-browser based software
  • More detailed user reporting for your IT team to debug issues
  • Better formatting options to customize for your unique company brand
Pros
- Enterprise wide single sign on provider
- Enhance security for your IT team
- Easy to use for employees of all technical abilities
- Quick installation

Cons
- Pricing; is on the more expensive side
- Customizable formatting
- Integration with non-browser based software
- Detailed reporting
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August 13, 2018

Okta is awesome!

Score 10 out of 10
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Okta is used across our entire company for organizing our internal resources. Okta is a solid platform for a single sign-on access to our most commonly used applications. This gives all users a convenient interface for accessing disparate programs that are used to manage common employee resources. By using Okta we're given an easy SSO experience in the office or on mobile.
  • Simple platform for the end user.
  • Single sign-on makes accessing commonly used applications easy.
  • Makes accessing resources from a mobile device straightforward, without having to go through a large number of authorizations.
  • Mobile interface can be clunky and unintuitive at times. Doesn't always handle all applications well.
  • Would be nice to be able to have end-user customization for the desktop/mobile interface.
  • A nice feature to have would be previews of the individual applications from the main dashboard.
Okta is a great platform for managing a plethora of employee resource applications with a single sign-on interface. The Okta platform makes it very easy to give employees a clear picture of what is available to them and ensuring that access is made easy and painless. The system is scalable to work with small and large businesses with varying numbers of active users and programs.
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July 20, 2018

Very Convenient and Simple!

Score 10 out of 10
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I use Okta at my current organization and have used it in my previous job as well. It is being used as a sort of overarching portal to sign on to multiple services. Every employee at my organization uses this service and it allows us to have a centralized interface for all of the programs and services we use. You only have to sign in once for Okta and have access to all your tools. It also uses multi-factor authentication so it makes me feel that my data and work is a bit more secure and safe. It's very convenient.
  • Okta centralizes all of your "sign-ins" so that you only have to do it once to have access to all of your tools. Instead of getting lost trying to have multiple tabs open for all your tools and navigating to multiple pages, you can just log in once and click on the tool you need.
  • Multi-factor authentication protects your data. I have never had any issues or concerns about Okta's security.
  • Okta from the user end doesn't really have a huge need for improvement. The interface is very simple, sometimes I wish I could customize it but I think that is done on the company-wide level.
Okta has made managing access to many tools very simple. When using multiple services like Salesforce, Office365, TeliOpti, Slack, Workday, JIRA, etc. having a sole space to view all the tools is appreciated instead of having tons of bookmarks in my browser. I can't really think of a situation where a company would not benefit from this.
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May 28, 2018

Okta as an application provisioning tool

Score 8 out of 10
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Our org uses Okta to manage access to all of the software applications that are managed by the IT department. It allows the IT department to control access to different software applications we purchase and it gives the user the ability to not need to remember their password which is a nice feature.
  • It always works
  • Single sign-on is nice and easy
  • Easy for IT to give access to something
  • Not easy to find your password
  • Only works for software IT gives access too
  • Not super flexible
Okta works great for an IT department that wants to top-down control access to each software app that they manage. It doesn't work as well for the end user that is trying to manage all of their passwords, not just the passwords for the apps the IT group cares about.
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May 09, 2018

OKTA - Great product

Score 8 out of 10
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OKTA is used company-wide for Multi-Factor Auth (MFA) and SSO (Single Sign-On). Having one place to log into things is nice. It's especially helpful in our case when we have many services to log into, some of which use shared passwords.
  • I like that I don't have to enter my passwords over and over again. Once I enter them in and they are in Okta, I only have one password to remember. I can pretty much forget all of my passwords and Okta will just remember them and put them in the appropriate fields for me.
  • Limited products/platforms are supported
It's quite simple to deploy and roll out to your team(s).
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May 02, 2018

Single sign on made easy

Score 7 out of 10
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It is used across the whole organisation.
  • Single sign-on capability
  • It almost always works
  • It stores information without being intrusive
  • It can sometimes not work
  • The pop-ups can be irritating at times
  • Sometimes integration between the app and the desktop version doesn't work very well.
When you use a lot of apps it is really useful as it means you don't have to remember loads of passwords etc. It is not so useful for apps where chrome would remember your login details anyway.
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January 26, 2018

Save Time and Headaches, Use Okta

Score 8 out of 10
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It's used across the entire organization as a security protocol and login syndicator. It helps us integrate single sign-on across many different web tools and also helps us to keep our data and logins/passwords secure. Okta has been a strategic business partner for Segment for quite some time now.
  • Okta has a nice, clean interface.
  • Okta's design makes it easy to view all of your different tools and integrations.
  • Okta generally operates smoothly and swiftly.
  • Okta often requires a user to update browser plugins.
  • Okta is not incredibly easy to understand for a non-technical audience.
  • Okta could be more communicative with changes and/or suggestions for how to use the product.
Okta is well suited for a company that uses a wide array of different tools and integrations and would like to secure the data associated with those logins and passwords. It helps simplify the login flow and helps users not need to remember all of their passwords each time they would like to access a tool.
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September 29, 2017

Okta Rocks

Score 10 out of 10
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Global enterprise implementation. Solved simplification, security, compliance and workflow challenges across multiple systems.
  • SSO across 50+ applications
  • Automated user provisioning of active directory
  • SOX controls adherance
  • User access visibility
  • Immediate M&A new user application access
  • SSO for non-web based applications
  • Smoother integration to industry standard HCM applications
  • Integration to workflow applications such as Service Now
Well suited for enterprises with web based applications
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September 14, 2017

Okta Okta Okta Okta!

Score 10 out of 10
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We use it to house our applications under one roof. It's fantastic, easy to use, never causes problem, and I would strongly recommend. The platform is an excellent example of not over-complication a solution. We use it every day and it's been a super easy way to keep all of our applications organized.
  • SSO
  • Secures applications
  • Easily sort which applications we use and where we use them
  • Nothing
  • Platform Rocks
  • The weekly text security feature is annoying
Okta is perfect for an organization that relies on a ton of applications to operate on a day to day basis. It's almost like an employee intranet. The more dependent we become on applications to do our job, this keeps them all together. Best part is the single password so that I don't have to remember 30.
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February 21, 2018

Okta : Single Sign-On streamlines user workflow

Score 7 out of 10
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Okta Single Sign-On was integrated with a new application that was custom developed for the graphics department at a major broadcaster's enterprise. Okta was integrated as the top layer of security to eliminate credential reauthentication as the new system was being accessed by over 200 people with various levels of authority and access boundaries. It saved time with the helpdesk requests and provided easy and fast access to multiple areas of the system for the authorized personnel.
  • Reporting features for Okta have significant advantages over its competitors with detailed reporting for each user and access log.
  • Ability to integrate multiple identity providers.
  • Directory Integration: Okta's ability to configure the master/universal directory that can be set and switched at will is great as it doesnt require separate system updates.
  • Hardware Integration with devices that are on premises requires separate hardware upgrade that can be quite expensive depending on the number of devices required.
  • Price : Okta is great for large enterprises, but small to medium sized companies wouldnt be able to afford the high cost.
  • Company doesnt provide different levels of services that can be added or deleted depending on the needs of the organization.
Okta is excellent for large enterprises that require an added level of security of all their system accesses. Okta's single sign-on improves productivity for the company as it eliminates the need for constant helpdesk password resets. Okta is particularly well suited to organizations that have authorization hierarchy and require various levels of authorizations and access for its users. Okta isn't really for medium to small businesses with a small number of users as the initial integration as well as the monthly recurring costs can add up pretty fast.
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September 27, 2017

Okta - Architect inputs

Score 8 out of 10
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Okta is used by a variety of organizations including small - large size companies. As a best practice, Okta is deployed in the whole organization but can also be used only for a few departments if they are segregated because of business need. Okta solves the problem of single sign-on mainly, but it also saves a lot of implementation time and deployment and maintenance cost of hardware and software. Availability of sign-on service is also very good. The whole implementation timeline comes down rapidly in a project plan and Okta is best suited for cloud-based SaaS applications. In-house application integration might need extra customization and development of codes in order to integrate with okta.
  • Integration with Cloud-based/SaaS application
  • Implementation time lines
  • Availability of service
  • Ease of support for users
  • Reporting of logs and errors
  • Reporting needs as per customer
  • Customization support
Well suited if a company has more SaaS Applications and needs an SSO solution in less time and cannot keep investing in hardware and software upgrades. Less Appropriate for a company which has more in-house applications for users and are in need of custom reports for compliance management.
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January 09, 2017

I love Okta and I think you will too!

Score 10 out of 10
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We are using Okta as our primary identity solution. It is our master service directory for our users as opposed to Active Directory. We use active directory but it gets its information from Okta. It does this for our entire organization. It assists in too many ways to account for here but here are some of the highlights. We use it for application access and deprov. With the right integrations, you can assign licensing with it. We sync attributes with Okta. We leverage the Okta API to manage groups and generate user account reports. There are so many ways that Okta assists our company. It's really amazing. We utilize IWA so when our users are on our network, they are automatically signed into the Okta portal using their Okta/Windows credentials. It's really amazing what all you can do.
  • User account creation and deprovisioning.
  • Application access and management.
  • Single Sign On so user accounts don't have to be created and removed manually.
  • Can't delete deprovisioned accounts.
Okta is great for companies that are needing to get a handle on the number of apps they have, users assigned to those apps and licensing of apps. Okta is great if you have a bunch of apps that you would really like to have an easier method of users tracking their login info. Okta is great for people looking to streamline account creation. If you have limited applications and a fairly traditional user base, you may see some pushback. If you don't have complete buy-in from upper-level management, you may see some pushback.
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January 31, 2017

Okta Rocks!

Score 10 out of 10
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We have deployed Okta for the entire organization to simplify the login process for the apps we used, both in house and the Cloud. We have a mix of SAML and SWA apps. All users have really come to enjoy one place to go to login to corporate applications.
  • SSO via SAML is super easy
  • Integration with Active Directory (AD) makes managing the apps and access a cinch
  • The logging within the app is great, should any security or personnel issues arise
  • Always available.
  • Access any where on any device helps too.
  • We have expanded are use of the full provisioning with SaaS apps that support, which has increased the speed with which to users have access to apps.
  • MFA has been key to ensure a secure platform for our company
  • While not a specific Okta issue, I agree with a previous reviewer and would love to see how Okta could push SAML more into the market so more apps would be easier to integrate with.
  • At times, troubleshooting issues can be challenging. Engaging with support has helped get through those issues.
This app is good for any company managing SSO across multiple apps. Also, if you are company starting out, managing a user directory in Okta is the smart way to go (as opposed to Active Directory).

The only challenge is the DIY'er, where the investment has already been made. My suggestion is consider moving away from DIY, as building and maintaining will be costlier.
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January 11, 2017

Okta is Awesome

Score 10 out of 10
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Okta is being used by my organization to provide SSO for 80+ applications. We use a variety of different types of SSO including SAML, password vaulting, SWA and simply just adding links to internal apps that do not require authentication. We have marketed our Okta portal as a place to access all applications and now our employees come to us asking to have more added everyday. IT Security has become more embedded in projects simply because people want SSO. It is a great way to get our foot in the door and more involved earlier in the application selection process than we normally would be engaged.
  • SSO
  • Adaptive MFA
  • Awesome Support
  • Catalog of pre-configured applications
  • There is no way to alphabetize application list other than manually doing it yourself
Okta is perfect for a company who does not want to invest in a lot of infrastructure, is looking for an easy to administer product, and does not want to devote a FTE just to manage their implementation. If implemented correctly, Okta simply works and only needs attention when you are looking to add new functionality from their growing list of offerings.
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Feature Scorecard Summary

ID-Management Access Control (5)
9.2
ID Management Single-Sign On (SSO) (5)
9.8
Multi-Factor Authentication (5)
9.4
Password Management (5)
9.0
Account Provisioning and De-provisioning (4)
7.3
ID Management Workflow Automation (4)
7.3
ID Risk Management (4)
8.5

About Okta Workforce Identity

Okta is an independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud aims to connect and protect employees of many of the world's largest enterprises. It also securely connects enterprises to their partners, suppliers and customers. With integrations to over 5,000 apps, the Okta Identity Cloud enables simple and secure access from any device. Thousands of customers, including Experian, 20th Century Fox, LinkedIn, Flex, News Corp, Dish Networks, and Adobe use Okta to work faster, boost revenue and stay secure. According to the vendor, Okta helps customers fulfill their missions faster by making it safe and easy to use the technologies they need to do their most significant work.

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