What Is a Password Manager and Is It Safe to Use One?

A password manager is an application that stores and manages online credentials—think of it as a type of vault that keeps passwords safe. In addition, password managers make it easier to access apps and websites since they can automatically input login details. Everyone who uses a computer or smartphone is likely familiar with switching between…

Mapping the Journey to Universal Directory

Over the last couple of decades, companies have become accustomed to safely managing their users, groups, devices, and resources within the corporate network. Using enterprise directories, they have been able to define singular access policies that determine how employees and customers can access the apps and resources they need. But as they…

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…

How Do I Validate Proper Compliance?

Love it or hate it, paying taxes is a staple of life for people all over the world. Disclosing and proving payment of those taxes to the government is an equally accepted practice—you can’t simply assume they know you are doing so. Similarly, when it comes to compliance, it’s vital for companies to prove to governing bodies that they are…

Secure Partner Onboarding Means Automating User Access

Imagine this: you’re in your house, and you notice some water coming through the ceiling. One of your pipes is leaking. To fix it, you call your plumber to change the pipe, a handyman to patch up the ceiling, and a painter to cover the spackle. Once they’re done with their work and you walk them out of your house, you need to ensure they no longer…

Centralized Access Management Needs to Be Secure and Selective

Give a kid free reign in a candy shop, and you know what will happen. They won't fill their bag with gummy bears alone—they’ll go for a mix of different treats! Gummy worms, sour patches, peanut butter cups, M&Ms, you know the list. Much like a kid in a candy shop, the modern employee now demands the freedom to use best of breed applications…