Okta + PlainID

The Challenge

  • Large organizations have a growing multitude of business rules governing how apps and data can and should be accessed
  • Company growth, staff mobility, digital transformation initiatives, and an evolving regulatory environment add complexity for IT teams trying to govern user access
  • Traditional manual access governance can’t keep up, leading to extended downtime, employee and client frustration, lower productivity, and security gaps
  • To efficiently manage access in today’s environment, enterprises need tools to shift from a static, rules-based approach to a dynamic, policy-based approach

The Solution

  • PlainID and Okta provide companies with powerful, centralized, policy-based access control (PBAC) over all enterprise authentication and authorization
  • Okta’s strong IAM tools secure workforce and customer identity, and PlainID enforces fine-or coarse-grained authorization policies across cloud, mobile and legacy apps
  • The easily-configured solution centralizes monitoring and control via an intuitive, admin-friendly graphical user interface
  • Automated SCIM provisioning and virtual token based access for just-in-time provisioning support flexible access policies that enforce business rules


Combine authentication and authorization to centrally enforce dynamic enterprise access policies

Using Okta as the trusted identity source, PlainID centralizes access control and authorization with a real time, policy-based access control platform supported by an advanced authorization rule engine. Companies can set fine-grained access policies around business rules, industry or government regulations, and other concerns. IT teams can easily administer, monitor, and enforce these policies via an intuitive graphical user interface that makes it easy to analyze access requests, evaluating the current user’s role, and make informed access decisions. When policy permits, provisioning can be automated through API-driven SCIM provisioning and virtual-token, just-in-time provisioning, supporting flexible and contextual or conditional access policies. Access to the PBAC platform itself can be delegated to a company’s customers, and can be partly restricted at a fine-grained level to meet segregation of duties requirements.

With the PlainID + Okta integration in place, a company can reduce the complexity of fielding access requests across a modern complex enterprise to one point of decision, one point of control, and one point of view. Companies can define policies that support business rules and keep the enterprise compliant, and make their policies a reality without delaying productivity or opening security holes with overprovisioning. The process is frictionless for end users, who get fast or automated access to the apps, data, and resources they need.


PlainID and Okta enforce fine-grained enterprise access policy with end-to-end user management

  • Seamlessly combine Okta’s authentication with PlainID’s authorization for the total access control you need in today’s dynamic environment
  • Quickly and easily develop, monitor, and enforce role-driven access policies across all enterprise apps and data
  • Give enterprise teams dashboard-level control, plain language, and an intuitive visual interface for easy monitoring and management
  • Support dynamic business rules, workforce mobility, new technologies, and a shifting regulatory landscape with centrally managed, policy-based access control