Okta Features

Okta

On-demand identity & access management for enterprise

4.68/5 (163 reviews)

Okta Feature Summary

  • SSO
  • User Dashboard
  • Centralize De-Provisioning
  • Automate User Management
  • Manage Compliance and ROI
  • Extend Active Directory
  • Manage External Identities (Portal)
  • HR-Driven IT Provisioning
  • Replace AD FS
  • Office365 Integration

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Single Sign On (25 other apps)
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Okta Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Okta's features:

Mike

Verified Reviewer

Great Tool in Any Enterprise

2014-10-28

It is a great service for Single Sign On and Identity Management.

Pros

- Easy SAML Integration with Okta verified apps - Active Directory Integration - Remote password resets - Password management for all apps - Reporting and auditing

Cons

- Some apps aren't Okta verified making it more difficult to implement SAML but I see this changing in time - Occasional Syncing issues

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
( company, 1001-5000 employees)

Okta Provides a Universal/Single Sign On Platform

2018-06-12

Pros

Allows you to integrate multiple systems/software into one single sign on, allows multi factor authentication, allows user and permission based software management, can request additional software, and customize.

Cons

Getting authentication or permission to anything hosted on premises can be pricey and require special knowledge, hardware, and setup.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jake Schlingman

A decent password and single sign on manager

2017-10-16

It allows our company to have a secure password management software that allows for randomly generated passwords and single sign on capability which enhances our cyber security.

Pros

It's nice to be able to log into many sites with a single click.

Cons

I also run into a lot of issues when trying to access sites from my phone.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Clay Fernald

Okta is the very best way for 2-Factor Auth.

2018-01-11

Pros

Very easy to use and provides the security I need across platforms for two-factor authentication.

Cons

Design-wise the UI could use an upgrade but functionality this is the best option there is and is better in my opinion than competing Google option.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Jamie Hewland

Useful identity access management with several integrations

2018-05-20

Pros

Centralised permission and access controls that would be difficult for small businesses to setup and maintain themselves.

Cons

Access management is a very critical operation.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Chris Martin

Best two factor Identity Management solution out there!

2018-06-26

Love it, it the best there is out there!

Pros

So many pros, how to list them all: - Single Sign-on, - Multi-factor Auth - Life-cycle Management - Universal Directory - API access management Okta coves all basis of Identify management in an easy to use software solution.

Cons

When okta down, my staff are unable to get access to majority of the solutions they use.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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DevinG

Verified Reviewer

Okta's more than Okay

2014-09-09

Okta isn't just Single Sign On, it's an identity solution.

Pros

Rapid integration and deployment of apps as well as an easy to use interface.

Cons

Support for on-premises applications is limited but exists.

Source: GetApp
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Victoria Castaneda

We use it as an external authenticator.

2018-06-26

Great way to have all your everyday work applications in one place, and it gives you the ability to have personal applications there as well.

Pros

We use it as an external authenticator for our Support Portal and Community for external clients, and for an authenticator for all our work related apps for our internal users (employees).

Cons

I wish you could just see the password of the apps in your dashboard (without having to confirm with the push to your phone) but I understand the security reasons for that.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jeremy Mayfield

We started using OKTA to help us achieve the SSO agenda we set forth in IT and it worked.

2017-06-07

Single Sign On (SSO) was the biggest benefit.

Pros

I found its integration is really seamless, and have very little management outside of the regular self audits I do and answering questions if someone has one.

Cons

I think the licensing costs are fair but more than what I would expect from a cloud company just managing authentication for me.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Adith Krishna

Verified Reviewer

Effectively manage the web applications of your firm using Okta.

2018-07-05

Pros

The application has multi factor authentication.

Cons

Up-gradation, while you use desktop application is very time consuming.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Richard Chew

Simple Auth

2016-10-06

Implementation and management of this authentication system was swift and painless.

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Anonymous
(Internet company, 201-500 employees)

Okta made it easy for me to log into multiple web portals with a single password

2018-02-08

Daily time savings; log in once and authenticate automatically to multiple web portals throughout the day

Pros

Okta provides tntegration with many of the authentication-required sites I use on a daily basis.

Cons

At the time I used it, Okta lacked integration with old-school htaccess password prompts.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, 51-200 employees)

We use Okta at my company to manage single sign-in across many services.

2018-03-13

I don't have to keep track of tons of different passwords, and whatever permissions I need across different apps can be managed pretty easily by my company.

Pros

It gives a nice layer of security too since the logins are on behalf of the company.

Cons

One improvement could be on the UI on the site.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Or Cingilli

has become an essential tool for managing our enterprise identity

2013-12-09

Okta has become an essential tool for managing our enterprise identity. The interface is so simple, yet highly functional.

Pros

- Simple interface - AD connector - SSO app - Group management - Reporting - Workflow

Cons

- Doesn't handle on-premise identity yet

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
( company, 11-50 employees)

Good SSO management app

2018-07-17

Pros

I used OKTA a couple years ago while administrating software for a client who used it regularly for their SSO and identity management. It worked well for what we needed it to do, and looked like it was a good program for managing large numbers of employees, particularly when access to different resources needed to be actively managed.

Cons

Some softwares that we worked with had differing rules for IP authentication versus other (SSO) authentication, and this would occasionally lead to confusion on our end when trying to set up the resource and its access in Okta.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Patrick Kurz

Verified Reviewer

Top notch SSO solution - Simple to configure - Extermely versatile and IT JUST WORKS!

2015-08-11

We've used OKTA for over 3 years to integrate SSO with Cloud based applications and custom in-house built solutions.

Pros

Extremely easy to use with both Cloud and custom built applications. Once set up, it just works...always.

Cons

Sewing in your own authenticate into your custom apps requires some high-level technical expertise but OKTA offers plenty of examples on-line.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 51-200 employees)

Okta

2018-08-23

Company security seems to be stronger.

Pros

Long story short: someone's email got hacked into at the firm. The agency implemented the Okta software shortly afterwards. No one's been hacked since so I guess Okta gets the job done.

Cons

All of the two step authentication options are kind of a bummer.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Kristin Baker

Verified Reviewer

Amazing

2016-01-20

The end-user downloads the app, signs in, and it has the capability to set their email up on their device for them.

Pros

Open browser, click app, Boom! You're ready to work!

Cons

I would love to be able to run reports on how many ipads are enrolled or how many iphones.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Desktop Support I (Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Okra Mobility Management

2016-03-02

We have been using Okta Mobility Management for around 3 months and absolutely love its ease of management, and the abilities it gives our IT department to secure company information on work and personal devices.

Pros

Ease of use, ease of management, and unobtrusive nature of the app on user's devices.

Cons

Not as robust of a MDM as some others like Casper Suite or Mobile Iron. Some features that you would expect right out of the gate just aren't included, yet.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 11-50 employees)

Okta is the most simple and powerful identity provider

2018-07-23

Identity management, SSO, login, user provisioning.

Pros

Instead of complex controls and customization, Okta focuses on getting you set up fast and offering power user options only when needed.

Cons

This is a flaw of SAML integrations, and not of Okta, but one that can often pop up during configuration.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
IT Specialist (Information Technology and Services company, 201-500 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Okta is a solid resource

2016-12-10

This type of security has allowed our organization to stay proactive & in fact ward of several breach attempts.

Pros

Improved security. Excellent support.

Cons

Feature roadmaps could be more clear.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10

Recommendations to others considering Okta

Definitely reach out to Okta's sales team at least! If it's not right for you they'll tell you but if you're security conscious, you'll want to use a platform like Okta.

Source: GetApp
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Henry Yeh

Verified Reviewer

Fantastic SSO Solution for Cloud Services

2016-01-25

Don't want to remember 1000 passwords? Don't want to use the same insecure password across all your external cloud services?

Pros

Works with external applications and websites.

Cons

The only thing missing is a password manager to easily manage all your saved passwords (rather than digging deep in the web UI).

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Desktop Services Specialist (Computer Software company, 501-1000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Incredible Platform for Easy Management

2017-07-06

Pros

With automatic provisioning of Apps, accounts, and SAML authentication, it's really saved us time (and money) in rolling out new users, and keep current users happy.

Cons

There are certain features we'd like a little more control over, but for the most part you're able to customize and control everything.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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tommy colclough

use okta as my home base for all my apps.

2018-03-09

Pros

the single sign on feature is dynamite!

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
Manager (Management Consulting company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Brilliant app hosting tool for corporates

2018-08-26

Pros

Easy login and access to all apps with single sign on. Browser extensions are a boon.

Cons

At times there are login issues after change of your domain passwords.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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