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User Management: An Afterthought for Some, Prerequisite for Others

You’ve just adopted a new service! Great! But no one is using it. Why not? It appears that no one has access to the application, so no one wants to create a new account with a new set of credentials. Even worse, the team who created the system failed to port over all the users. Would you want to use such a system? This scenario may sound odd, but…

What Is Provisioning and Deprovisioning?

Provisioning is the process of making information technology (IT) systems available to users. Depending on your organization’s needs, provisioning can be defined at the network, server, application, and user level: Network provisioning involves setting up a network that can be accessed by users, servers, and devices. The telecommunications…

What Is Biometric Authentication?

Biometric authentication is a security process that compares a person’s characteristics to a stored set of biometric data in order to grant access to buildings, applications, systems, and more. With cybercrime, fraud, and identity theft on the rise, it’s more important than ever for businesses to help customers and employees verify their identity,…

What Is a Password Manager and Is It Safe to Use One?

A password manager is an application that stores and manages online credentials—think of it as a type of vault that keeps passwords safe. In addition, password managers make it easier to access apps and websites since they can automatically input login details. Everyone who uses a computer or smartphone is likely familiar with switching between…

Three Trends that Will Help You Navigate Today’s Security Landscape

It’s no secret that we’re experiencing a dramatic shift in the way we conduct business, the way we manage our workforce, and the way we interact with our customers. As companies worldwide respond to the unprecedented effects of COVID-19, we’ve seen these changes play out in how organizations accommodate both their employees and their customers…

Okta + Unicon: Enhancing Success and Security for Campus Communities

Many of today’s colleges and universities still rely on costly, outdated legacy systems to provide students, staff, and alumni with access to their resources—severely impacting user experience as a result. However, in the same spirit of continuous improvement these schools use to educate their students, that trend is shifting: 62% of education…

A Leading Identity Conference: What to Expect at Oktane20

Update: March 5 Every year at Oktane, we look forward to bringing together thousands of IT professionals, product leaders, and developers to discuss the importance of identity. As we’ve followed the spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), it became clear that, this year, the best way to safely engage with our community is through a…

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