Okta’s Redesigned End User Dashboard - Now 50% Faster!

You’ll often hear our CEO and co-founder, Todd McKinnon, talk about how our mission at Okta is to connect users to their technologies. An important part of how we do this is through the Okta End User Dashboard, a modern web portal that makes it simple and secure for end users to quickly get access to their applications.  With a single click, users…

Two-Factor Authentication vs. Multi-Factor Authentication: What Are the Risks?

Being authentic is a high term of praise—if we think people are authentic, we believe them to be trustworthy, loyal, and dependable. There's a similar concept in computer security. Business networks are crucial to protect, so firms want only authorized people accessing them. In cybersecurity, authentication means verifying that a person or device…

What is a Domain Name System (DNS)?

What Is the Domain Name System (DNS)?  The domain name system (DNS) makes it possible for browsers, apps, and servers to load internet resources. Think of it like a phonebook—except instead of associating a person’s name with a phone number, it maps a domain name (e.g., okta.com) to an internet protocol (IP) address that can be understood by…

Security Questions: Best Practices, Examples, and Ideas

Security questions are a common method of identity authentication—one you’ve probably encountered before. When creating an account or signing up for a service online, users will confidentially share the answers to secret questions with a provider.  Typically, these security questions and answers are used for self-service password recovery…

Okta + Auth0: Powering Identity for the Internet

Okta’s vision is to safely enable everyone to use any technology. To achieve this ambitious mission, we’ve been investing heavily in customer identity — enabling organisations to build secure customer experiences — and transitioning from delivering products to building a true platform to address every identity use case. Today, we're taking a…

What Is Single Sign-On (SSO)?

Single sign-on (SSO) is a user authentication tool that enables users to securely access multiple applications and services using just one set of credentials. Whether your workday relies on Slack, Asana, Google Workspace, or Zoom, SSO provides you with a pop-up widget or login page with just one password that gives you access to every integrated…

What Are Microservices?

Microservices architecture, also known simply as “microservices,” is an approach to building software with modular services that are distinct and independent from each other.  In recent years, microservices have become a popular choice for designing and deploying applications. They allow apps to be broken into smaller and loosely coupled pieces …

The customer focused pains multiplied by where identity lives

Customers are the number one priority of any business who want to stay in business. Every customer has a digital identity – usernames, passwords and personal information - to interact with your business. These identities are stored in directories. Imagine each directory is like an individual world because that’s how they can appear and behave. The…

The workforce focused pains multiplied by where identity lives

Anyone who has ever experienced back problems will know that the greatest pain often manifests itself far from where the source of the problem lies, in the spine. The same is true in business, where directories are the backbone of every organisation, but the pain they can ultimately cause manifests itself in every business area from revenue to…

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