Okta

On-demand identity & access management for enterprise

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Okta Overview

What is Okta?

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.

Okta Overview

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

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China, India
Supported Languages
English

Media

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Okta Reviews

Okta Reviews

Overall rating
4,7
/
5
Excellent
327

Very good
112

Average
22

Poor
0

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,5
Features
4,5
Ease of Use
4,6
Customer Support
4,4
95% recommended this app
David R.

Single sign-on done right

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.


Chase P.

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

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.


Rachel H.

Okta provides security that doesn't create burdensome obstacles

I use Okta every day to navigate to Salesforce, Gong, our DAM, Motivosity, and several other applications we use daily. I like how easy it is to get to these applications and that from an end-user's perspective I don't think about the security element of it much at all. It just helps me do my job.


Verified Reviewer

No need to remember a password or ever log in again!


Owen D.

Okta integrations is flawless

optimizing overall business processes by streamlining authentication.


David R.
Industry: Internet
Company size: 1 001-5 000 Employees

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

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Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Chase P.
Industry: Nonprofit Organization Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

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

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Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Rachel H.
Industry: Computer Software
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Okta provides security that doesn't create burdensome obstacles

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/09/24
Review Source: Capterra

I use Okta every day to navigate to Salesforce, Gong, our DAM, Motivosity, and several other applications we use daily. I like how easy it is to get to these applications and that from an end-user's perspective I don't think about the security element of it much at all. It just helps me do my job.

Pros

Okta provides security that doesn't create burdensome obstacles. I love that Okta is really easy to verify with. It also serves as a centralized page to find all sorts of applications that I use every single day. It even allows you to customize the order of the applications so you aren't searching for the ones you use more regularly. I really love the Okta Extension on Google. It makes life so much easier.

Cons

I haven't experienced this, but some people have had to verify more often than they would like. I think for most people, it just does it automatically.

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer

No need to remember a password or ever log in again!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/06/26
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I use this software for a company I work with and love how I don't ever have to remember passwords - AND how it logs me in automatically. I'm a man who loves things to be easy, and Okta removes those extra clicks of having to select my username and click submit (I'm looking at you, LastPass).

Cons

When I'm logged into Okta, it automatically selects my credentials for me. So for sites that I have lots of user names for, it overrides my ability to choose one. I then have to open an incognito window, and pull my un/pw from LastPass - which is a pain.

Rating breakdown

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Owen D.
Industry: Financial Services
Company size: 501-1 000 Employees

Okta integrations is flawless

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2020/08/18
Review Source: Capterra

optimizing overall business processes by streamlining authentication.

Pros

How well it integrates with all of our corporate tools needed to secure the enterprise.

Cons

I would request that they expand out the option to remember a device from 10 hours to 12

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Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

User recommendation
8,7/10
Based on 461 user ratings
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Okta Pricing

Okta Pricing

Starting from
US$1,00/month
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

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

Value for Money
4,5/5
Based on 461 user ratings
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Okta Features

Okta Features

API
Access Control
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts / Escalation
Auditing
Authentication
Compliance Management
Monitoring
Password Management
Policy Management
Real Time Monitoring
Reporting & Statistics
Risk Alerts
SSL Security
Secure Data Storage
Third Party Integration
Two-Factor Authentication
User Management
Vulnerability Scanning
Features
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Additional information for Okta

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

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:

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