2018 in Review: Bringing Identity Mainstream

In 2018, identity became more important than ever before. Innovation raced ahead, but privacy concerns and mistrust in the technology industry also mounted. These shifts raised new questions about how we define our identities, who will own them, and how we can protect them.

Because of this, our mission to securely connect any person to any technology has taken on new importance. We believe identity is one of the greatest challenges of our time, and this year, we’ve continued to focus on developing products, building partnerships, and hosting events that bring us closer to finding a solution together.

The culmination of this work was Oktane18, our annual customer conference. Speaking on-stage with President Barack Obama will always be a personal highlight of mine, but I’m even prouder of the new products and partnerships the team at Okta brought to life at the conference. Here are just a few:

  • We joined forces with VMware to integrate VMware Workspace ONE and the Okta Identity Cloud to allow our customers to easily and securely move to the cloud, adopt best-of-breed technologies and simplify IT management.

  • We teamed up with Workplace by Facebook to give enterprises a simple, secure way to enable modern collaboration for their workers.

  • We released API Products for One App, which makes it easy and affordable for engineering teams to use Okta to power modern authentication for any single website or application.

  • Along with Fuze, OrgWiki, VMware and Zylo, we launched Sign In with Okta, a secure authentication system for app providers and developers that combines the ease of social authentication with the security of enterprise infrastructure.


That’s not all, though. 2018 was a busy and exciting year at Okta. Here are a few additional highlights:

It was a year full of milestones for us, but we’re just getting started. As the technology landscape continues to change, we’re committed to delivering the most innovative identity solutions so you can focus on fulfilling your unique missions. Our team is more excited than ever to continue our hard work in 2019, and we all thank you — our customers and partners — for your trust in us.