Active Directory

If you use Windows Server, you’re familiar with Active Directory (AD). From authentication and authorization to certificate services, it underscores a broad swath of the business IT world—indeed, 95 percent of Fortune 1000 companies utilize it. Here you’ll find information on Active Directory and how Okta’s tools integrate with its services.

Cloud-First Agility to Securely Remote Enable Your Workforce

In my previous blog, I introduced the concept of why hybrid, cloud-first, identity solutions are fundamentally different from those with an on-premises-first focus, providing you with a huge competitive advantage. Over the next few blog posts, I’ll be digging deeper into these differences, and detailing the advantages you’ll get by adopting Okta’s…

Oktane20 Live: Identity Stories, Straight From Our Customers

Nothing is more important than the health and safety of the Okta community, so Oktane20 is going virtual this year—available to anyone, free of charge. We couldn’t be more excited to share our great lineup of speakers, trainings, and networking opportunities. Check out the full, updated agenda on oktane20.com. This year, former Secretary of State…

How ThoughtWorks Gained Better Security and Increased Productivity—by Losing Their Dependence on AD

ThoughtWorks began its journey away from Active Directory (AD) less than three years ago, though Philip Ibarrola, ThoughtWorks TechOps Head of Technology, says it was a long time coming. ThoughtWorks was once a Microsoft-only shop: Microsoft servers, Windows-based laptops, and security and authentications, all managed by AD. But since 2011, the…

Rethinking AD: The Four Stages of Separation, Part 2

In part one of The Four Stages of Separation from Active Directory (AD), we covered stages 1 - 3: 1. Where are you today? 2. Make sure you’re safe, and 3. Get everyone together. In part 2, we’ll cover Stages 4.1 and 4.2, and we’ll describe a few customers who started this journey and detail where they are today. Still wondering why you should…

Rethinking AD: The Four Stages of Separation, Part 1

In the first blog of this series, we explained why it’s time to break-up with Active Directory (AD). In the second, we listed the top five things you can look forward to after making the change. So now we’re breaking down the four stages of separation you’re going to experience as you reduce your dependency on, and potentially leave, Active…

Okta for Good Launches Pro Bono Professional Services for all Nonprofit Customers in the U.S.

Okta for Good has made product donations and discounts available to nonprofits for several years. That resource commitment is an expression of Okta’s belief that nonprofits should have access to the same cutting-edge technology as our for-profit customers. We know, however, that many organizations need more than just access to our products in…

Why It’s Time to Break Up with Active Directory

Do you still use a cell phone designed in 1999? Would you risk letting your teenager drive a 20-year-old car with 20-year-old airbags? Probably not. In an era of innovation and disruption, leading companies pride themselves on constantly adopting new and better technologies. So why is it that some of those same enterprises continue to rely on…

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