The Production Line: Workday as a Master

In this edition of The Production Line, we provide you with a twofer; a mini-series all about HR-driven provisioning. This month and next, we’ll be zeroing in on this key feature of Okta Lifecycle Management (LCM). As you’re probably aware, Okta has a number of pre-built HR integrations—and that’s what we’ll delve into in next month’s post. But to…

What is Passwordless Authentication?

Passwordless authentication is an emerging authentication method that has been gaining traction as of late. In this post, we’ll explore what passwordless authentication is, the usability and security challenges that passwords present, and the benefits of passwordless authentication. What is passwordless authentication? At a basic level,…

A Summer in Tech: A Day in the Life with our 2019 Okterns

As we continue to bask in the warm sunshine, it’s only a matter of time before the summer officially comes to an end. We wanted to wrap up the season by highlighting our amazing group of summer Okterns (Okta interns) before they head back to school. Here’s how the Summer Oktern Class of 2019 launched their careers with Okta: How did you find out…

Better together: Using the Okta integration with HashiCorp Terraform

UPDATE: It's official, Okta's Terraform provider has been certified by HashiCorp! To get started, check out the official docs here. Want to contribute or open an issue? Find the project here. Organizations using Okta as their Identity layer can easily integrate Okta into their continuous integration (CI), continuous delivery (CD), and development…

Here’s How You Solve the Lifecycle Management Problem

Every time you hire a new employee, a number of things must happen across HR and IT teams to get them access to the systems and tools they need to do their job. At the core of these onboarding processes is your company’s identity management (IDM) system, which monitors your employees’ lifecycles from beginning to end—every hire, role change,…

How to Boost User Retention with Risk-Based Authentication

Today consumer-facing service providers have a stark choice—to offer robust security or an easy user experience. But for many organizations, missing the mark on either of these elements can seriously damage their user engagement and retention rates—and by extension, their bottom line. To address this, we have now made Risk-Based Authentication…

How Much Are Password Resets Costing Your Company?

Your users are trying to hit deadlines, prepare for meetings, and balance responsibilities. They don’t want to slow down to gain access to the apps and systems they need to get their job done. Yet often, users are frustrated by the expectation of memorizing the dozens of URLs, usernames, and passwords they need to do their work. Most people can’t…

How to use Webhooks with Okta

Connecting and sharing data across disparate systems is a critical part of modern-day software development. Nearly every application needs to communicate and share data across many services, both internally and externally. Businesses often have to connect internally built apps to external services such as Twilio for customer notifications, Stripe…

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