Active Directory doesn’t play nice with cloud apps
If your customers are like most enterprises, they use Active Directory (AD) to manage employee identities and application access. This works great – until they start trying to connect AD to cloud apps like yours.
Connecting to AD is critical for your customers looking to eliminate the hassles and security risks of managing employee passwords in multiple systems and automate IT administration tasks around employee on-boarding and off-boarding.
The typical options to integrate with AD’s old-school, on-prem infrastructure range from bad (implementing ADFS) to worse (building a custom AD connector).
Okta Cloud Connect
We know Active Directory is here to stay, but it shouldn't slow you down. That’s why we created Okta Cloud Connect (OCC).
With OCC, you can easily connect to your customer’s AD infrastructure and, in a matter of minutes, solve a multitude of login and user administration challenges.
OCC is free for an unlimited time, and for an unlimited number of users.
Okta Cloud Connect helps you
Accelerate sales cycles
Overcome IT objections
Quickly deploy enterprise-wide
Increase end user adoption
OCC helps your customers with
Install Okta's Active Directory or LDAP agent in minutes, without firewall changes.
Eliminate end-user password hassles with SAML-based single sign-on.
Automatically provision, update and deprovision user accounts via auto-sync with AD or LDAP.
Embedded OCC delivers a seamless experience
By embedding OCC directly in your app’s admin experience, you can accelerate customer adoption by streamlining the OCC activation process and AD sync. Pre-configured application trust settings eliminate the most difficult steps for IT, and you can customize the plugin to fit your app’s visual design.
The native integration between ServiceNow Express and Okta allows our customers to quickly provision accounts from their user directory to provide users a seamless single-sign-on and self-service experience. This has enabled our customers to accelerate the time to value and rapidly deliver IT services to the business by removing complex administrative processes and email requests into IT.
What are the requirements for participating in Okta Cloud Connect?
As a cloud app vendor, you need an app integration publicly listed in the Okta Application Network that supports SSO (via SAML) and user provisioning. Not yet integrated with Okta? Get started.
Is Okta Cloud Connect really free?
Yes! Okta Cloud Connect is free for both you and your customers for an unlimited time period, and for an unlimited number of users.
How can my customers get started using Okta Cloud Connect?
As part of the program, you’ll get a dedicated signup page, like this one for Box, where you’ll be able to direct your customers.
Okta Cloud Connect will impact mission critical apps and touch sensitive employee data. How do we know Okta is reliable and secure?
Okta places security and reliability front and center. Our comprehensive approach spans our hiring practices, system architecture, development, and data center strategies. Learn more about Okta’s approach to security and our system reliability.