99.99% Uptime For Every Customer

Identity has become a cornerstone of our digital lives, whether it’s through technology adoption at work, personal app usage at home, or anywhere in between. The fundamental role of identity manifests through nearly every person who connects to the internet, as each app, service, or tool needs to identify exactly who the user is. Reliable access…

Okta Scores Highest in B2B and B2C Use Cases in Gartner 2019 Critical Capabilities for Access Management

Okta has long been the leader in Identity and Access Management for workforce use cases, driven by the massive shift towards best-of-breed, cloud adoption. But an even larger shift is upon us as every company races to become a technology company, reimagining their customer-facing digital experiences in the process. Against this backdrop, identity…

Okta Hooks: Unlock Extensibility

There have historically been two types of integration in the Okta Integration Network: single sign-on for access and lifecycle management for provisioning and deprovisioning. Today, we’re pleased to launch a new, third type of integration: Okta Hooks. Okta Hooks enables customers to use their own code to easily customize Okta policies and…

How to Use Progressive Profiling as a Privacy Tool

User experience is top of mind for developers building customer-facing applications—and an important element of that is collecting user information. When developers avoid lengthy forms and overwhelming data capture as part of the onboarding process, users have a more seamless experience, right from the outset of using a new application. This…

The Connective Tissue: How APIs Drive Business Growth

Most of the pivotal developments in human history have facilitated better connection. From written language to the Gutenberg printing press, whenever we improve our communication, society as a whole leaps forward. In the digital era, the internet revolutionized our lives by enabling instant global communication. This paved the way for what could…

The Battle Between Build vs. Buy

Every development team must decide which components to build in-house and which to offload to a 3rd party vendor. This decision is often difficult and hotly debated. After all, most developers chose this career in order to build cool things! Choosing to relinquish that control to buy a solution can seem contrary to their raison d’etre. But…

Customer Identity: A Q&A with Forrester Research

Consumers today are demanding rich experiences on their own terms, on their own schedules, just in time, and on mobile. Medical appointments can be scheduled with a few taps for later in the day, photos can be uploaded from your iPhone and printed at your local pharmacy, and last minute hotel rooms can be booked for a bargain with the swipe of a…

What are the Biggest M&A Challenges Facing IT Teams Today?

Companies today are constantly looking for ways to transform. The demands are higher than ever to outpace competitors, reach new customers, and respond to changing market demands. The result is that market share and synergy are no longer the sole drivers of M&As. In a survey of IT decision makers from companies with 1,000–10,000 employees…