We’re Looking at the Future, and It Doesn't Have Passwords

We’re rapidly moving towards the enterprise of the future—but what does that look like? It could be a place where employees have intelligent interactions with machines, or an environment where commuting becomes obsolete because we can show up to meetings as holograms. No one can say for sure what the future looks like—but based on today’s trends,…

CTOs Should Embrace, Stick to a No-Meeting Day

You know the feeling: You open your calendar in the morning to find a completely booked day, back-to-back meetings and not even 15 minutes of time to complete any of the items on your to-do list. In fact, your day tomorrow and the day after look just as booked. An HBR study conducted last year found that face-to-face requests are 34 times more…

Customer Notice: DDoS + DNS Issue

Transparency and customer success are core values at Okta. Regrettably, this morning many Okta customers hosted in the US infrastructure experienced intermittent authentication and API errors starting at 4:30AM PT due to a distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) against the Domain Name Service (DNS) provider Dyn. We took steps to mitigate the issues…

Okta Innovation: How the Engineers Fared at Our Hackathon

At some companies, employees look forward to the annual holiday party, team happy hours and company retreats. At Okta, we certainly love those aspects of team bonding, but what we really count down the days until is our next hackathon. There’s nothing like some good old-fashioned friendly competition to keep us on our toes and keep innovation …

Okta Q1 Hackathon: Engineers Push Seamless Processes

When we flip the page on our calendar at Okta and begin a new quarter, our engineers know it’s time to get creative! Our engineering hackathons bring friendly competition, collaboration and best of all, improvements for our customers and our own internal infrastructure. The hackathon couldn’t have come at a better time after all of our engineers…

Okta Innovation: MFA, Proactive Security and a little Star Wars at our December Hackathon

At Okta, we pride ourselves on being the foundation for secure connections between people and technology. It's a job we take seriously and one that requires constant innovation. So to keep our engineers on our toes, we challenge them to push the envelope and create the next big idea — whether that's enhancing Okta's core platform service or…

Okta Innovation At Our Quarterly Hackathon: Our Engineers Explore Wearables, Polish Flags and Better User Experiences

It’s not every day that you’ll find Okta engineers talking about Polish flags in the name of a better user interface. But if you stopped by our HQ earlier this week, you may have seen the bold red and white stripes of Poland waving among our team. Why? Well, our engineers have always been among the most creative in the business. This team…