Product Innovation

The Production Line: Workday as a Master

In this edition of The Production Line, we provide you with a twofer; a mini-series all about HR-driven provisioning. This month and next, we’ll be zeroing in on this key feature of Okta Lifecycle Management (LCM). As you’re probably aware, Okta has a number of pre-built HR integrations—and that’s what we’ll delve into in next month’s post. But to…

The Production Line: The Administrator Console

In this edition of The Production Line, we’re switching gears, and taking a slight detour from citing a feature you may not know about, to one that all Okta admins call home—the Administrator Console. Yes, Okta admins are intimately familiar with the Admin Console, but many may be unaware of how customer feedback, and the iterations based on it,…

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…

The Production Line: Automations

For our second edition of The Production Line, we’re going back to the future with Automations. Introduced in February of 2019, this Early Availability (EA) feature is currently the most popular EA selection since we added self-enablement options for super admins, so let’s dig in! What are Automations? The Automations feature impacts three areas…

Why I joined Okta as their Chief Product Officer

After 15 years of experience leading product development for some of the largest companies in the world, I’m excited to share that I’ve recently joined Okta as their Chief Product Officer. Identity continues to play an increasingly important role in our modern digital lives, and I’m thrilled to lead Okta’s product innovation as we work to enable a…

Meet Our New Product Series: The Production Line

At Okta, we are passionate about customer success and driving your organization forward with technology that makes you more successful, secure and productive. This year, in celebration of our 10th Anniversary, we reflected on the evolution of the product, and today, we’re launching a new monthly product series that dives into our desire to…

Introducing the Okta Community Toolkit

We are excited to announce the Okta Community Toolkit, a collection of open source content built by our community of customers, partners, and developers. The Toolkit allows you to explore and discover the unlimited use cases and the infinite integrations possible with Okta. Our goal at Okta is to securely connect the right people to the right…

How 10 Years of Customer Feedback Has Influenced Okta's Products

For any business that began life as a humble startup, each year is a big deal—but when you hit your 10 year anniversary, it’s pretty surreal. We’ve learned a lot in 10 years; much of it thanks to our customers who have been our intrepid companions on this journey. To me, one of the most important changes we’ve made is how we understand our…

Okta Innovation: How the Engineers Fared at Our Hackathon

At some companies, employees look forward to the annual holiday party, team happy hours and company retreats. At Okta, we certainly love those aspects of team bonding, but what we really count down the days until is our next hackathon. There’s nothing like some good old-fashioned friendly competition to keep us on our toes and keep innovation …

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