Easy, robust Active Directory integration
To use Office 365, users in on-premises Active Directory (AD) must be connected to Microsoft Azure Active Directory in the cloud. Microsoft provides tools to accomplish this, but each tool requires carries the burden of having to deploy, configure and manage server resources.
Okta takes a different approach – using a lightweight on-premises agent to integrate Office 365 to Active Directory (AD) and to Azure AD. It requires no changes to firewall settings and can run on any Windows machine with read access to the domain controller.
A single agent handles all communication, in real-time, between Okta, Azure Active Directory, and your on-premises AD. It supports delegated authentication, provisioning / deprovisioning, directory sync, and AD password management. When Okta is configured for delegated authentication to Active Directory, no AD credentials are stored in the cloud, and passwords never get out of sync.
Okta’s cloud-based platform simplifies and accelerates Active Directory integration, and makes it possible to deploy Office 365 6X faster.