Passwordless

Passwords are the most vulnerable of all security credentials. They leave users open to account takeover attacks, and they’re vulnerable to hacking on several levels. With Okta, passwords can be replaced with more secure, passwordless factors, such as biometrics, Okta Push Verify, or FIDO2 security devices.

Passkeys 101: What they are and how they will replace passwords

You never want Identity to be a barrier between you and your customers. But Okta’s recent Customer Identity Trends Report found that: 33% of respondents indicated feeling frustrated when they have to create a password that meets specific requirements  63% of respondents report that at least once a month, they’re unable to log in to an account…

Unveiling new and improved product features — 6 month lookback

Our teams have been heads down and focused on delivering capabilities that empower our customers to continue to provide seamless customer experiences and power their SaaS ambitions. As we are now halfway through the calendar year, I wanted to reflect on the capabilities we have delivered and give you a glimpse of what's to come next.  Unveiling…

The real value of passwordless authentication

Earlier this year, Okta announced we’re going 100% passwordless, updating all of the apps and services our workforce uses to be consistent with phishing-resistant policies. Towards that goal, we're making great progress. Each week we analyze thousands of authentication events triggered by our workforce. And this past week, fewer than 2% of those…

Why we’re going 100% passwordless at Okta

Ten years ago, security experts declared the first Thursday in May a new holiday. World Password Day was meant to serve as a helpful annual reminder for people to change their passwords. It was also a tacit admission of one of passwords’ fundamental flaws: To remain effective, they must frequently be changed. In the decade since, the login…

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…

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