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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.

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.

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What Is a Data Breach?

A data breach happens when cybercriminals gain unauthorized access to a system or network, allowing them to search for sensitive data pertaining to a business and its customers, and using it to extract some form of illegal value. Attackers might sell this data on the dark web, directly...

Why Your Customers Need Passwordless Authentication

In today’s threat landscape, passwords have become increasingly ineffective for protecting customer authentication and data—and they’re also unintended inhibitors for user experience. As such, it’s not surprising that many organizations are exploring passwordless authentication as a more secure, user-friendly alternative.

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Passwordless Authentication: Where to start

Let’s face it: we’re all tired of passwords. They’re a major pain for users and not nearly as effective at securing accounts as they pretend to be. Thankfully, there is a better way! We are excited to announce a new set of passwordless capabilities in Okta that will allow...

What is Passwordless Authentication?

Passwordless authentication is an emerging authentication method that has been gaining traction as of late. In this post, we’ll explore what passwordless authentication is, the usability and security challenges that passwords present, and the benefits of passwordless authentication.

What is passwordless authentication?

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What Could a Passwordless Workplace Look Like?

Passwords have been a constant throughout our digital “coming of age”. As we’ve moved from desktops to smartphones, from on-premises infrastructure to cloud services, we’ve all relied on passwords to access and safeguard our data and resources. Passwords are so deeply ingrained into our web apps and accounts, it can...