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Okta + VMware Evolve Integrations to Offer More Customer Value

One of the most interesting parts of working at Okta is seeing first hand how modern Identity impacts the adoption of SaaS products and platforms. Helping our customers achieve success –– whether it's helping launch their first cloud application (often times O365) or securing their enterprise digital workspace across a multitude of device types –– is something we take great pride in. After all, identity is an enabler (contact us to learn more). Our customers' willingness to change the way they fundamentally operate is a testament to the confidence they have in the secure approach Okta and it's partners take to enable a best-of-breed product environment. This week at VMworld, Okta and VMware's partnership DNA is on full display through the launch of advanced integrations to solve customer-requested use cases.

Last year, we announced a partnership and integration between Okta's Identity Cloud and VMware's Workspace ONE to offer best-of-breed Identity and Workspace Management choice to customers. The two platforms together offer the most robust controls for both User and Device security, offering administrators a 360-degree view of their environments to make informed access decisions and protect their most critical assets. Adobe is one company leveraging the two products to enable their Zero Trust Enterprise Network, and there are many more that are seeing initial success through the Okta and VMware partnership. But, these joint customers wanted additional functionality between the two solutions. 

We're excited about VMware's announcement of provisioning support for Okta's Identity Cloud into Workspace ONE. This functionality gives customers complete control over their user populations directly from Okta. To be more direct, it enables Workspace ONE use cases without Active Directory in the picture at all. This is huge for organizations with non-AD user populations and organizations that are looking to leverage other sources of truth, such as their HR system (e.g. Workday). Additionally, Okta has evolved its Device Trust integration with VMware to support rich information exchange when Workspace ONE is providing Device Management. This allows Okta to support more granular use cases, such as, allowing a user to access protected applications from an unmanaged device if additional MFA prompts are successfully completed. The beautiful part is customers are able to determine the access policies for their user populations.

VMware's announcement of provisioning support for Okta, and Okta's continual evolution of the Universal Directory and Device Trust platforms, enable you to materially advance your Zero Trust journey. We highly encourage you to take advantage of the standards-based integrations between these two platforms to help your users and administrators. 

Come see us at VMworld!

Okta is at Booth # 859 and we'd love to show you these integrations in action! 

In addition, we're speaking with Pinnacle Financial Partners to learn how they modernized and secured access to critical applications across Windows, Android and iOS with a combination of the Okta Identity Cloud and VMware Workspace ONE, and empowered employees and affiliates to use the device and access method they prefer while keeping the business safe.

Juggling Okta, Workspace ONE, and Office 365 

When: Tuesday, August 27, 04:00 PM - 05:00 PM

Where: Moscone South, Esplanade, Room 157


  • Joe Diamond, Vice President, Product Marketing, Okta
  • Pratt Lewis, Director of IT Strategic Services, Pinnacle Financial Partners

Or, if you won't be in San Francisco for VMworld, you can reach out to us directly: Josh Donelson ([email protected]); Ben Israelite ([email protected]). 

We also encourage you to please try this out on your own:


Josh Donelson
Director, Business Development

Josh Donelson is part of the Technology Alliances team at Okta, focused on creating and delivering meaningful solutions with Okta’s top software partners across Commercial, Enterprise, and Public Sector customers. He leads the Okta + ServiceNow partnership globally, working to modernize identity and service delivery for customers along their cloud journey.

Josh has an electrical engineering degree from the University of Texas, and an MBA from St. Edwards University in Austin, TX. Over the last 15 years in the technology industry, he’s held technical, evangelist, and leadership positions at Dell, VMware, AppSense and Okta, all focused on the intersection of digitial transformation and the end-user experience.

Ben Israelite
Sr. Manager, Strategic Alliances

Ben is member of Okta’s Strategic Alliances team, focused on providing customer value through the building and running of global partnerships with top software companies. Specifically, he helps lead relationships with VMware, Zoom, and Facebook. As well, Ben runs the Okta for Startups program, providing high-growth SaaS startups with key Okta resources and products to assist them with their entrepreneurial journey.

Ben earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Syracuse University and a master's degree in business administration from the Sloan School of Management at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Ben’s career has been focused on early-stage technology from the start. He has diverse experience working in operating roles in SaaS (Nutonian – acquired by DataRobot), Education (Entrepreneur in Residence at the Martin Trust Center for MIT Entrepreneurship) and early-stage venture capital (Atlas Venture and Castile Ventures).