On-Demand Identity Management for All Your Web Applications. Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service that enables enterprises to accelerate the secure adoption of their web applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall.
Enterprises everywhere are rapidly moving to cloud services such as Salesforce, WebEx, Google Apps, Workday, or NetSuite to power their core business processes. They need a solution to help them adopt, deploy, secure and manage these services. That solution should itself be built from the ground up as a highly reliable, scalable, secure, on-demand service.
Okta is that service. As a service should, Okta delivers a complete, turnkey solution that addresses the needs not only of IT, but also end-users, and business executives – no customization work or long services engagements required.
Single Sign On (SSO) was the biggest benefit. Happy users was the other. Really its not fully utilized and feel like we have been paying for it like a gym membership. You want to use it but users are lazy and find ways not too. And since it only supports Cloud and web applications, local apps are left out. This though isn't a issue for us as we have more than enough to justify the expense of OKTA.
First, OKTA is so easy to use, it really has a great interface. Was very simple to setup. Although I personally had a issue with the local client for AD it was a user issue not a OKTA issue. I found its integration is really seamless, and have very little management outside of the regular self audits I do and answering questions if someone has one.
Support. Don't get me wrong the support is top notch, but I didn't get the enterprise level and sometimes feel the brush off. If i had questions during setup they wanted me to buy a service set to get more money from me. I really just had quick questions. Companies that charge for setup support frustrate me as I just spent money with you and you want more before i even get it running. I think the licensing costs are fair but more than what I would expect from a cloud company just managing authentication for me.
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Our users save minutes every single day, no longer repetitively typing and re-typing their directory password. When we have had issues with applications, their support has been extremely responsive. They also take what the community builds as custom applications and will roll those into the app library as they put polish on them and make them ready for prime time.
The only downside to Okta is cost. We know these systems are not cheap and Okta is one of the premium models for sure. We decided that with a system which was so user intensive and users had to touch many times per day for logging into applications, we were not willing to sacrifice usability for what came down to not a lot of money. I will tell you that the list pricing on their website is very negotiable. If you can find some other customers to talk pricing to you you'll know that good deals are there if you work it correctly with your account team and their sales cycle.
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Okta is intuitive to manage. It packages a lot of components into a single pane of glass (unlike, say, Microsoft's solution which requires a bunch of disparate systems). You get a log of value for your money. The support and development teams are responsive. The support for single sign-on to non-SSO apps with the browser plugin is very helpful. The product looks nice, and is easy for end users to use. The Okta Application Network has far more apps total, with SAML support, and with provisioning support than the competitors.
Their MDM solution (OMM) is very basic, and slow to develop more features. It would be nice if you could deploy any mobile app you wish, not just the ones associated with catalog apps. OMM should really support enterprise wireless profiles as well. The browser plugin for IE sometimes misbehaves, and upgrading it doesn't always go as smoothly as it should.
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1. I like how easy it is to set up for the first time. We synced up AD to it with very little work, or issue.
2. I love how easy it is to add new applications and maintain our instance.
3. It's very easy to use. We rarely have issues with end users.
4. There are a lot of built in application setups already, which makes it easy to add most software.
5. The documentation and app setup walkthroughs are great.
1. Their customer service is pretty bad. I deal with a lot of vendors and this is one of my least favorites to have to call.
2. While their application documentation is good, the rest of their documentation is pretty hit or miss. I'd say the majority are good, but several are just not very useful at all.
3. While it's easy to administer, this comes at the cost of some customizability.
It simplifies my life & allows me to more easily do the things I need to on a daily basis.
I love that it simplifies my life! I literally don't know what I would do without Okta because it allows me to easily access to tools that I need without having to remember a zillion passwords.
I can't find anything yet. One thing I've thought about is being able to use it for personal log ins (instead of just work-related ones). I haven't tried this but would love to consolidate my personal and professional log in credentials into 1 Okta account.
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Okta enables application and IT administrators to secure and manage cloud and web based applications across their enterprise. As a 100% on-demand application itself, Okta takes only minutes to setup, no professional services required.
Here are just a few of the key business challenges that the Okta service can help you solve today.
As multiple applications are deployed, end – users quickly become overwhelmed managing multiple URLs, usernames, and passwords.
Extend Active Directory
Integrate once with Active Directory and federate your corporate identities to all of your SaaS applications.
Businesses need to ensure regulatory compliance and meet security standards by eliminating rogue access to critical company cloud and web applications.
Okta for Google Apps
Google Apps is becoming increasingly important but it presents identity and access management challenges for both end – users and administrators.
Automate User Management
Okta’s robust user management capability spans user import, provisioning, de‐provisioning, and password synchronization.
Manage Compliance and ROI
Businesses today are faced with a myriad of regulatory obligations that require them to securely control access to critical applications and data.
Okta for Salesforce
Okta provides single sign-on and automated user management for salesforce and any cloud application.
Below are some frequently asked questions for Okta Identity Management.
Okta Identity Management offers the following pricing plans:
Pricing model: Freemium, Subscription
Free Trial: Available
Okta is free for One-App!
Okta Identity Management offers the following features:
Okta Identity Management has the following typical customers:
Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profits, Public Administrations, Small Business
Okta Identity Management supports the following languages:
Okta Identity Management has the following pricing plans:
We do not have any information about what devices Okta Identity Management supports
Okta Identity Management integrates with the following applications:
Asana, Dropbox, Greenhouse, Litmos LMS, Roambi Analytics, Samanage, SmarterU LMS, Smartsheet, Wrike, Zendesk
Okta Identity Management offers the following support options:
FAQs, Forum, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials