What Is Identity and Access Management (IAM)?

Identity and access management (IAM) is a framework that enables organizations to ensure only the right people and devices have access to the right applications, resources, and systems at the right time. IAM encompasses the various policies, services, and technologies that allow organizations to verify every user’s identity and level of access at…

What Are Containers?

Container technology—often referred to simply as “containers”—is a mechanism for packaging an application so that it can run in isolation from other processes. Getting their name from the shipping industry, containers are units of software, made up of code and dependencies, that enable applications to run quickly, reliably, and uniformly,…

What Is Identity Governance and Administration?

Identity governance and administration (IGA) is a policy-based approach to identity management and access control. As the name implies, IGA systems merge identity governance and identity administration to provide additional functionality beyond traditional identity and access management (IAM) tools. Particularly, they offer valuable support in…

The Production Line: A Roundup of Productivity

  In April of this year, we dreamed up The Production Line as a place to capture the Okta features that might have been flying slightly below your radar, or possibly hiding in plain sight. But it was also a place to hear from you, our users, who had things to say about each of these features, as well as the series itself. Now that the year is…

19 from 2019: Our Year in Review

Just like that, another year has come and gone—and what a year it was. So here’s a look at where we’ve been this year, how we’ve put you first in making you more secure, and where we’re headed next! It’s the Okta journey of 2019, in pictures. Enjoy!

The Production Line: Device Trust

In this edition of The Production Line, we’re stepping through an ambitious feature that works to solve a problem almost every modern enterprise organization will have to face: the future of work. In 2017, Device Trust started life as a beta with a complex mandate: be a desktop and mobile solution that allows organizations to access sensitive…

The Production Line: HealthInsight

Here at the The Production Line, we really enjoy digging into a little history. But this month, we’re pointing up a feature we just demoed at our Showcase event earlier this month. It’s called HealthInsight. This Early Availability (EA) feature started life as a beta in June of 2019, then was released as a self-enablement option in October, and…

The Production Line: Workday as Primary

  In this edition of The Production Line, we provide you with a twofer; a mini-series all about HR-driven provisioning. This month and next, we’ll be zeroing in on this key feature of Okta Lifecycle Management (LCM). As you’re probably aware, Okta has a number of pre-built HR integrations—and that’s what we’ll delve into in next month’s post. But…