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…

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…

Beyond Your Borders: How to Securely Work with Your Partners and Contractors

Not too long ago, most—if not all—business operations were conducted on premises, behind the safety of a firewall, and on devices managed by the company. Though it may not have seemed like it back then, those were simpler times. Today, it’s common for modern enterprises to work with a variety of users from outside the network. These users are…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO is Difficult to Deploy

At Okta, we are highly invested in sharing the latest ideas and practices around authentication and security—and that requires some myth busting. This blog is the fourth in a series of posts meant to tackle common misunderstandings and myths around single sign-on (SSO). See below for our full list of the myths we've seen (and busted!) around SSO…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO Slows Down IT

  At Okta, we are highly invested in the latest ideas and practices around authentication and security—and that requires some myth busting. This blog is the third in a series of posts meant to tackle common misunderstandings and myths around single sign-on (SSO). See below for our full list of the myths we've seen (and busted!) around SSO. IT…

FACT OR FICTION: SSO Is the Same as a Password Manager

  At Okta, we are highly invested in the latest ideas and practices around authentication and security—and that requires some myth busting. This blog is the first in a series of posts meant to tackle common misunderstandings and myths around Single Sign-On (SSO). See below for our full list of the myths we've seen (and busted!) around SSO. Single…

Bringing it All Together: Okta, HR, and Your Directories

In any organization, there’s one key resource that cannot be replaced: people. Even though technology is seen as the great business enabler of the 21st century, organizations must still focus their efforts on managing their human resources. After all, it’s people who are responsible for thinking creatively, generating new products, solving…