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FY21 Impact Report Blog Post

When Okta took the 1% pledge in 2016, we founded our social impact arm, Okta for Good, with a mission to strengthen the connections between people, technology, and community. The importance of these connections has never been more clear than over the last year — when we experienced a global pandemic, rising inequality, and global calls for racial…

What Is Single Sign-On (SSO)?

Single sign-on (SSO) is a user authentication tool that enables users to securely access multiple applications and services using just one set of credentials. Whether your workday relies on Slack, Asana, Google Workspace, or Zoom, SSO provides you with a pop-up widget or login page with just one password that gives you access to every integrated…

What Are Microservices?

Microservices architecture, also known simply as “microservices,” is an approach to building software with modular services that are distinct and independent from each other.  In recent years, microservices have become a popular choice for designing and deploying applications. They allow apps to be broken into smaller and loosely coupled pieces …

Use Okta to Access Microsoft Powershell on-Prem? Yes, You Can.

Since its beginnings, the vision for Okta has been to enable any company to use any technology—that promise includes use of the ubiquitous Powershell code in enterprise environments through the Okta platform.  Microsoft Powershell is commonly used as part of the Joiner, Mover, Leaver identity-centric business processes to manage Microsoft…

5 Principles for Building Scalable Apps That Delight Customers

Designing and deploying an app is rarely simple. Customer needs are constantly evolving and your app probably looks and functions much differently today than when it was first released. The success of any modern application relies on how well it can adapt and grow along with customer needs—which requires your developers having the ability to…

Making 2021 the Year of Rapid Innovation

There’s no question that 2020 will go down in history as an unprecedented and challenging year. But in spite of this—or even because of it—we’ve seen several breakthroughs in science and technology. Take the vaccines that have been developed to combat COVID-19. Before the pandemic, there had never been a vaccine created in under a year, nor one…

2021 POV (Not Predictions) for Federal CISOs

First of all, this is not a list of 2021 predictions for security leaders serving in government agencies. I don’t think there’s much to predict in the way of envisioning how attackers are looking to compromise federal security systems and data. That is to say, we don’t have to envision anything, we can simply observe what happened in 2020 to know…

Take Back Control of Your Business Data with Okta and 1Password

Single Sign-On (SSO) is a key component of any Identity & Access Management (IAM) stack, but it is only one piece of a much larger security puzzle. In order to secure your business’ data, you need to manage access to all services, not just those covered by SSO.  Shadow IT is the chink in your security armor Employees often break IT rules…

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