Okta for Public Sector

Identity is foundational to how every citizen and employee connects with Central & Local Government

2022 Public Sector Identity Index

Central and Local governments are keen to improve the accessibility and usability of digital services.

With nearly 90% of both Central and Local governments building external applications for citizens, the United Kingdom’s focus is on improving the accessibility of its services to citizens, without compromising on security. In spite of this, custom username and passwords are the primary means of authentication for government applications.

With citizen expectations of digital government rising, identity and access management plays a pivotal role in enabling citizens to seamlessly and securely access government applications.

In this report, we highlight key trends observed in the United Kingdom pertaining to digital government, highlight areas of opportunity, and provide insight into how identity can improve equitable distribution of government services.

Can you balance IT security, resilience & accessibility in the public sector?

How can UK councils better balance the scale between IT security, resilience, and accessibility? And what role does modern identity and access management play in easing that journey? Catch our latest video podcast with tech journalist David McClelland and Kevin Butler, Principal Solutions Engineer at Okta to find out.

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Tired of having to compromise between security and citizen experience?  Check out Okta’s new guide where we explore how UK councils can quickly balance the scale with a modern identity-first approach.

Okta Named a Leader in the Gartner® Magic Quadrant™ for Access Management for the Fifth Consecutive Year and Auth0 Also Named as a Leader

Gartner recently recognised Okta as a Leader in the “Magic Quadrant for Access Management, November 2021.” Okta has been placed the highest for “Ability to Execute” of all vendors evaluated. Auth0 was also recognised as a leader in this evaluation. This is the fifth year in a row that Okta has been named a Leader in the Magic Quadrant for Access Management.

Okta - Leader in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Access Management

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