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Why we sunset the Okta Verify watch app

In the most recent version of Okta Verify for iOS (8.2), we decided to sunset the companion watch app. This blog aims to explain our thinking and share knowledge. Watch apps are cool. Pulling out your phone to accept an MFA push notification is not a great experience. Why would anyone sunset such great functionality? In a nutshell, you don’t need…

We’re Looking at the Future, and It Doesn't Have Passwords

We’re rapidly moving towards the enterprise of the future—but what does that look like? It could be a place where employees have intelligent interactions with machines, or an environment where commuting becomes obsolete because we can show up to meetings as holograms. No one can say for sure what the future looks like—but based on today’s trends,…

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…

Are You Ready for Open Banking?

Historically, banks are seen as very conservative entities, not known for sharing their internal processes or customer data. This closed environment is driven by the inherent security risks associated with the world of finance. However, implemented last year, new international legislation is poised to regulate an unprecedented level of openness in…

Traveling for the Holidays? Here’s How to Work From Anywhere

With the holidays upon us, chances are you’ll be traveling to spend time with friends and family. You will likely find yourself trying to kill time on long flights or wrapping everything up before you log off for the holidays. Are you hoping to get some work done during the hours you’re in transit? If so, you may end up working anywhere from an…

Addressing New NIST Guidelines with Okta Verify

The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) generated some buzz yesterday with the release of its Digital Authentication Guideline draft. As part of its purview, NIST recommends national-level guidelines and rules for cryptography and secure communications. In the proposal, NIST recommends implementers consider authenticators other…

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