Developer DNA: A Day in the Life of Matt Raible

Matt Raible, a developer advocate at Okta, helps developers create secure, seamless customer experiences by building apps, writing new code, authoring countless blog posts (and even a few books!), and sharing his experiences onstage at meetups, user groups, and conferences across the country. Probably not what you’d expect from someone who grew up…

The GDPR, Identity, and Your Organization

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) ‘go-live’ date is just around the corner and, if I were a betting man, I’d say that odds are you aren’t adequately prepared. You might be thinking, “But hey, Joe, I have until May 2018 to get my house in order.” Truth is, that isn’t much time to audit the services, data and controls you have in place…

Empowering You to Build Identity Into Every Customer Experience

You can’t go far without hearing an industry expert, executive or vendor talk about “digital transformation” and how “software is eating the world.” Whether or not you’re a fan of the buzzwords or phrases, it’s essential that every company starts to think and act like a software company to remain competitive and relevant. Regardless of your…

7 Things to Consider Before Making the Switch to MFA

Passwords are hard. The (what feels like constantly) growing list of security requirements are intended to make passwords secure, but in many cases they’ve had the opposite effect. Complex passwords that meet all the requirements are often difficult to remember, so they’re reused across many sites. Users scribble them on sticky notes. They weave…

Oktane17 by the Numbers: 49 Customer Speakers, 35 Minutes of Live Demos, and 241 Days ‘til the Next One

Just three weeks ago, our team headed to Las Vegas to take over the Aria Resort with our customers and partners at Oktane17. During that time, we heard about new products + customer successes, were inspired by guest speakers, networked with IT’s brightest, and got down to our favorite 90’s jams (s/o to Mark McGrath, The Sugarhill Gang, and Pop…

APAC Goes Big: Celebrating Okta’s Newest Office

I joined Okta three and a half years ago to launch our APAC operations. Those early discussions at our first Sydney HQ – my kitchen – were focused on the massive opportunity to usher in the next generation of technology, the cloud, which then was only just starting to take off in APAC. We quickly set out to establish ourselves in the technology…

GDPR: We’re ready, are you?

Next May, the long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is already in effect, becomes enforceable in the EU. In reality though, its effect will be felt worldwide. Any company holding the personal data of EU individuals will have to ensure they’re compliant. The penalties for breaching the legislation can be high, with fines of…

What We’ve Learned in Our First Year of Okta for Good

Okta has always focused on connecting people and technology. We launched Okta for Good last year to expand on this idea – with a mission to strengthen the connections between people, technology and community. We’ve been busy over the last year building a small but powerful team, getting our first programs up and running, stretching our giving…

Introducing the Businesses @ Work Dashboard: Showcasing Popular and Fast-Growing Apps

During the Oktane17 keynote presentation, our CEO Todd McKinnon, unveiled (and live demoed!) the new Businesses @ Work Dashboard, which was created in response to the growing interest in our annual Businesses @ Work report. Our customers, partners, and so many others love interesting data; and Businesses @ Work is just that. “Look forward to the…

256 Reasons to Celebrate Programmer’s Day

Programmer’s Day is celebrated on the 256th day of the year, and this year, it’s on Wednesday, September 13. This number is important in the binary space, the mathematical foundations that computer science is built on. Computer values are stored in bits, and 8 bits form a byte. With all its binary combinations, a single byte can store amounts from…

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