Okta

Okta

On-demand identity & access management for enterprise

4.7/5 (284 reviews)

Okta Overview

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.

Pricing

Starting from
US$1,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, China, Europe and 5 others, India, Latin America, Middle-East and Africa, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

Okta Reviews

Overall rating
4.7/5
94% positive reviews
195
Excellent
72
Very good
17
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Terrible
David R.

Single sign-on done right

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/07/29
Review Source: Capterra

We were trying to solve a ubiquitous problem - how to use cloud/saas services within an enterprise and keep control of the authentication to them all. Okta gives us a centralized place to manage those passwords, automates the integration of Active Directory authorization and authentication, and it also helps employees discover what services are available to us.

Pros

Have you ever heard someone with this "great" idea? "I'm going to make a webpage that has all your links. When you click them, it'll authenticate for you". It sounds great, but in reality it's extremely hard to do. Securely storing passwords, integration with enterprise systems, centralized management of the lists of links, etc. And, if you do one thing wrong, you can compromise the security of literally millions of logins.

Okta seems to have conquered the problem. It's central management is wonderful. New employees login for the first time and immediately have dozens of applications available to them. New applications are all managed through our Active Directory groups.

It has a great chrome extension that gives you access to your links from your toolbar. The smartphone app, Okta Verify, is fast and works well.

Cons

At work, I use 3 servers within Okta. One for our "corporate" servers, one for "production" and one for our parent company. The chrome extension only shows the links from the most recently accessed. So, I end up having to use the web pages, even with the extension.

Also, having multiple Okta servers doesn't work well with LastPass and other password managers. They see all my servers as the same host. But, I have different passwords. So, I basically just turn off password management for Okta.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Chase P.

Hands Down The Best SSO/Adaptive MFA Solution on the Market

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/28
Review Source: Capterra

We have been more than pleased with Okta. It makes signing into a bunch of different applications so much easier and only having to remember one password. Without having any prior knowledge with SAML, being able to set up new applications was still very simple and straightforward.

Pros

Okta has simplified everything for us. The process of setting up applications is pretty straight forward, and the number of applications that are supported is amazing. The adaptive MFA is really neat so we can easily balance security and usability to meet just about everyone's needs. The amount of work we have to do to onboard a new user has been reduced drastically through the support of SCIM and APIs. They continue to innovate and bring out new features that further enhance the usability and security of Okta.

Cons

Only minor issues with Okta, primarily being chose of wording for some of the settings that lead to some confusion on when Okta sessions expire.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
David B.

Okta Buyer Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/05/02
Review Source: Capterra

Need to provide Single Sign-On (SSO) and policy modeled MFA/Adaptive Authentication along with Directory integration are the main use cases. Okta hit it spot on!

Pros

SaaS Model, easy to provision and supports the most used applications from an access management and directory integration perspective. The user interface and capabilities are light years ahead of the competition.

Cons

Limitations around on-premise integration with applications and environments. This is not too bad as a SCIM provisioning agent/component is available to support limited provisioning to on-prem applications.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

8.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Great tool for giving end users access

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/12
Review Source: Capterra

we use this for so much, a user wants to access an email account or group, give them a chicklet for it, it allows for much better sharing of items and greater control over the access as well which is great.

Pros

I love this tool. No longer have to risk giving out passwords to account. I can just give my user access to an OKTA account and then assign them chicklets to access account, software, groups and so forth, without them ever having to know the password to them. It works well and is fairly easy to use and set up users. The AD tie in is nice and helps in making it easier to add users to your account. Put yourself at ease and give OKTA a real look you will not be disappointed.

Cons

i would say adding users can seem a bit tricky and odd if you don't do it all the time, it could be a little clearer on adding users into your account. but other than that its pretty solid software

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10
Kalaiselvan K.

Okta Review

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2019/07/07
Review Source: Capterra

Overall, i am very impressed with the Okta with its powerful security standard implementation.

Pros

Okta exposes its identity API in REST interface with JSON which provide both Authentication and Authorization based on the need.So it is easy to integrate with any type of application as a front end security layer .

OAuth 2.0 implementation by okta provide token which has a validity for some specific time avoid the overhead of making extra authentication call each time.

They give different sort of strong security implementation including single sign on for both Authentication and Authorization but licensing will vary based on the implementation we use in the application.

Time to integrate with any sort of application is very very less .

Cons

You need to understand okta documentation properly to integrate the appropriate security implementation.

we have to put some initial effort in understanding the API.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

9.0/10

Okta Pricing

Starting from
US$1,00/month
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Universal Directory: $1 per user per month.

Single Sign-On: $2 per user per month.

Lifecycle Management: Starting at $4 per user per month.

MFA: Starting at $3 per user per month.

Volume discounts are available

Okta Features

  • API
  • Password Management
  • Single Sign On
  • User Management

  • Access Control
  • Activity Dashboard
  • Alerts / Escalation
  • Audit Trail
  • Auditing
  • Authentication
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Compliance Management
  • Monitoring
  • Permission Management
  • Policy Management
  • Real Time Monitoring
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • SSL Security
  • Third Party Integration
  • Two-Factor Authentication

Additional information for Okta

Key features of Okta

  • Automate User Management
  • Centralize De-Provisioning
  • Extend Active Directory
  • HR-Driven IT Provisioning
  • Manage Compliance and ROI
  • Manage External Identities (Portal)
  • Office365 Integration
  • Replace AD FS
  • SSO
  • User Dashboard

Benefits

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.

Single Sign-On
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.

Centralize
De-Provisioning
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.

Okta FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Okta.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Okta offer?

Okta offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$1,00/month

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Universal Directory: $1 per user per month.

Single Sign-On: $2 per user per month.

Lifecycle Management: Starting at $4 per user per month.

MFA: Starting at $3 per user per month.

Volume discounts are available

Q. What are the main features of Okta?

Okta offers the following features:

  • Automate User Management
  • Centralize De-Provisioning
  • Extend Active Directory
  • HR-Driven IT Provisioning
  • Manage Compliance and ROI
  • Manage External Identities (Portal)
  • Office365 Integration
  • Replace AD FS
  • SSO
  • User Dashboard

Q. Who are the typical users of Okta?

Okta has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Non Profit, Public Administrations, Small Business

Q. What languages does Okta support?

Okta supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Okta offer?

Okta has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Okta support mobile devices?

Okta supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Okta integrate with?

Okta integrates with the following applications:

Asana, Dropbox, Greenhouse, SAP Litmos, SAP Roambi, SmarterU LMS, Smartsheet, SolarWinds Service Desk, Wrike, Zendesk

Q. What level of support does Okta offer?

Okta offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials