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Desktop MFA from Okta—Its time has come

The password has been much maligned since its creation, and deservedly so. Even Fernando Corbató, the MIT computer scientist who created the password, said it had become “kind of a nightmare.” However, Corbató could not have conceived of the hundreds of passwords we now use and the proliferation of complex rules to overcome the weakness of the…

Take it From a Global Marketing Leader: Identity Matters

“Hello, give me your name, address, shoe size, motorcycle and boots.” Now, we can all agree that approaching a first date like you’re the Terminator is not going to go very well. No one likes to be bombarded with personal questions as soon as they sit down — let alone by a stranger they’ve just met. Yet this is how most brands approach those first…

MFA Fatigue: A Growing Security Concern

The internet has never faced so much existential risk from people who want to harm companies and their users. While many organisations understand that there’s a link between identity and security, few fully grasp how foundational identity is to a modern security strategy. Organizations with gaps in their identity security are significantly more at…

Okta Passkey Management: A New Feature Flag

Apple recently announced support for Multi Device FIDO credentials - also called passkeys. Passkeys allow users a passwordless login to all of their iOS and macOS devices. Passkeys provide a better user experience across websites and apps, and enhance security by virtue of being a standards-based technology that–unlike passwords–is resistant to…

Security & User Experience: No More Compromises

No one enjoys making compromises. Yet, when it comes to developing new experiences for their customers, product teams are often forced to make trade-offs between security and user experience. This dilemma is fuelled by the evolving expectations of consumers. With brands like Amazon and AirBnB leading the way in digital experience, customers now…

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