LDAP

Many customers use a lightweight directory access protocol (LDAP) to manage and access distributed directory information services over their IP network. Because LDAP is authenticated against Universal Directory, Okta can control access and centralize credentials for applications that support LDAP.

Our Customers Are Tidying Up IAM—Here’s How

We’ll be the first to say that modern identity and access management (IAM) systems are complex. On the one hand, they need to be powerful enough to deal with multiple identity silos and application technologies. And on the other, they need to operate with legacy infrastructure. With the wrong system in place, this complexity can cost time and…

How to Manage Linux Identities Without LDAP

A common configuration for on-premises Linux servers includes using an LDAP directory to manage identities and for user authentication. This approach has been a de-facto standard and best practice for more than a decade. But LDAP directories have posed challenges to administrators and security professionals. There is a better way to manage Linux…

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 coming…

Increase Business Agility by Reducing Your AD Footprint

When NASA re-engineered the space shuttle, they were heavily constrained by the size of the rocket boosters attached to it. These boosters were manufactured by an outside company and shipped by train, and thus limited by the size of American trains. U.S. train tracks were designed based on train tracks in the U.K., which were based on the old…

The Production Line: The LDAP Interface

For our third edition of The Production Line, we’re looking at something old, made new again with the LDAP Interface. In essence, it’s a hybrid IT game changer. If this sounds like hyperbole, note this customer quote: “[with the LDAP interface] we could finally get rid of our Lotus Notes server.” And although it spent some time cooking in Early…

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