Okta Introduces Okta for US Military, a Purpose-Built Identity Environment for the U.S. Department of Defense

Impact Level 4 (IL4) conditional Provisional Authorization enables Okta’s identity platform to secure the identities of the nearly 3 million Department of Defense (DoD) personnel and their mission partners and modernize DoD operations

Note: As of February 1, 2023, DISA has removed conditions on how DoD customers can use Okta for US Military, an Impact Level 4 (IL4) Identity-as-a-Service. In addition, Okta's IL4 environment can now support DoD-authorized IL5 applications. This additional milestone demonstrates how Okta’s identity and access management solution meets the isolation requirements for high-impact workloads.

SAN FRANCISCO – November 15, 2022Okta, Inc. (NASDAQ: OKTA), a leading independent identity provider, today announced Okta for US Military a new IL4 identity environment built exclusively for the DoD and approved mission partners. Hosted on the .mil domain (okta.mil), it is a modern, cloud-native identity solution for DoD identity data categorized as Controlled Unclassified Information (CUI) that requires IL4-level protection.

Okta for US Military is designed to support the DoD’s software modernization, cloud adoption, and Zero Trust security capabilities and partnerships by moving mission-critical, sensitive data to Okta solutions. Built on Amazon Web Services (AWS) GovCloud (US), the environment now connects through a Boundary Cloud Access Point (BCAP) to protect the Defense Information Systems Network. Okta and AWS have a long-term collaboration to secure and modernize the U.S. federal government’s IT infrastructure and services by leveraging the advantages of a cloud-based approach.

“Since obtaining our conditional IL4 Provisional Authorization (PA), Okta has continued to invest in developing identity solutions to help the DoD more easily secure and transform its digital infrastructure, and to create better experiences for its personnel and partners,” said Katy Mann, Vice President of Federal, Okta. “With Okta for US Military, it has never been simpler for DoD-wide customers to achieve mission objectives faster with the industry’s leading cloud-native and independent identity platform that integrates into modern DoD applications.”

Okta for US Military centralizes digital trust policies so both Common Access Card (CAC) and non-CAC communities can securely access mission-relevant resources across different platforms and devices. The solution also enables DoD mission owners to leverage secure, audited identity and access management for their on-premises, web-based, and modern cloud-native apps.

Learn more about Okta for US Military and how Okta serves the DoD at okta.com/DoD.