Four Benefits of Okta’s New Custom Admin Roles

Organisations across every industry are facilitating an exponential rise in new app creation and usage. This increase is making centralised access management increasingly costly and complex. Okta has always featured specific admin roles to meet these needs, spanning from “mobile admin” and “report admin” roles, to the global “Okta super admin”…

What Is Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)?

MFA stands for multi-factor authentication, an identity verification method. MFA adds an extra layer of security on top of credentials like usernames and passwords. By doing so, it provides greater certainty that a user is who they claim to be before granting them access to an application, online account, or corporate network. MFA is a critical…

What Is Two-Factor Authentication (2FA)? 

Two-factor authentication (2FA) is a form of multi-factor authentication (MFA), and is also known as two-step authentication or two-step verification. 2FA is a security measure that requires end-users to verify their identities through two types of identifiers to gain access to an application, system, or network. Think of your most recent login…

The ACSC Essential Eight: Delivering MFA for all Australians

Australian government agencies will soon be expected to apply multi-factor authentication (MFA) to the digital services they provide to the Australian public, as part of a substantive overhaul to the ACSC’s Essential Eight Maturity Model. The Essential Eight is a set of priority controls agencies are expected to implement to mitigate cyber…

Why 3 Companies Moved Away from Active Directory

With ever-growing networks of employees, contractors, and partners working remotely across devices, organisations are trading Microsoft Active Directory (AD) for Okta Universal Directory (UD). Why? Because UD can easily keep up with companies’ evolving directory and access management needs. Impossible? Read this infographic to see how AD was…

User Management: An Afterthought for Some, Prerequisite for Others

You’ve just adopted a new service! Great! But no one is using it. Why not? It appears that no one has access to the application, so no one wants to create a new account with a new set of credentials. Even worse, the team who created the system failed to port over all the users. Would you want to use such a system? This scenario may sound odd, but…

Top Organisations Are Automating Identity With Okta Workflows

More than ever, IT teams need automation to effectively manage their increasingly complex identity tasks—especially as their networks of end-users grow. And without the time or money to build these capabilities in-house, many are turning to modern, low-  to no-code solutions. Check out the infographic below to learn how three Okta customers have…

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