Privileged Access Management

Confidently provide secure, privileged access for authorized accounts, and gain granular visibility into account activity.

The Challenge

  • Good governance mandates that sensitive data be accessible only by a privileged account
  • These privileged accounts are often shared with multiple authorized users
  • External attackers and malicious insiders often target these accounts in an attempt to seize the “keys to the IT kingdom”
  • Protecting privileged accounts without unduly burdening authorized users managing multiple accounts is an ongoing challenge

Privileged accounts are the "keys to the IT kingdom"



Okta Privileged Access Management Diagram

The Solution

Okta works with Privileged Access Management (PAM) partners to provide secure, user-friendly authentication and account provisioning.

  • Centralize identity through Okta to confidently verify and authenticate users for privileged-account access via SSO and MFA
  • Customizable and adaptive access policies reduce the verification burden on authorized individuals  
  • Reduce the attack surface area with automatic privileged account provisioning and de-provisioning
  • Real-time access event reporting and API integrations makes suspicious activity easier to spot

Okta seamlessly integrates with PAM solutions to secure your most sensitive data and accounts

Proactive monitoring

Admins can proactively monitor and centrally control access to privileged credentials, on prem or in the cloud, based on pre-defined policies

Secure access control

Secure access control via SSO reduces identity sprawl and password management risk

Multi-factor authentication

MFA hardens security around sensitive data, thwarting illicit attempts at privileged-account access

Step-up authentication factors

A full range of step-up authentication factor support adds security, extensibility and usability

Automatic provisioning

Organizations can automatically provision/deprovision privileged user and admin accounts, and securely provide direct access to critical assets 

Anomaly detection

Admins can detect, alert, and respond to anomalous activity with deep integrations into Security Analytics solutions

Isolated sessions

Admins can isolate privileged-user sessions to protect targeted critical systems from the spread of malware

Flexibility for admins

Customizable user experience and access flexibility lets admins provide intelligent, contextual access 

Comprehensive privileged account security controls

Prevent data breaches

Lock down credentials

Protect privileged passwords and SSH keys


Isolate and control sessions

Prevent malware attacks and control privileged access

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Continuously monitor

Implement continuous monitoring accross all privileged accounts