Okta Features

Okta

On-demand identity & access management for enterprise

4.66/5 (542 reviews)

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Okta Feature Reviews

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

Mike

Great Tool in Any Enterprise

2014-10-28

It is a great service for Single Sign On and Identity Management. Before Okta, many of our end users have had issues with passwords in the many different apps we use which would resort to many IT tickets.

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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Moises F.

Okta for known and custom developed apps.

2021-03-15

I have been able to help developers integrate the Okta sign-in widget with their apps, add MFA to SaaS and on prem applications.

Pros

Okta is really easy to integrate with known software like AWS, Citrix, Salesforce, Workday, etc but the feature I like the most is the Okta sign-in widget which developers can use for app sign-in and offload the ID management to Okta for authentication and authorization.

Cons

There are times where I needed to get a specific report and I had to gather the data via the logs and api instead of the GUI.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Jamie H.

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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Jenna C.

Excellent tool for secure identity management

2019-12-11

Okta helps to solve the problems of identity fraud and user authentication, helping to secure both workforce and customer identity.

Pros

Okta is a secure tool for identity management with Single Sign-On, Multi-factor Authentication, Lifecycle Management, and more.

Cons

MFA requires a 2nd step (authorization code) to authenticate your identity on new devices, but it is more secure and worth the time to validate.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David B.

Okta Buyer Review

2019-05-02

Need to provide Single Sign-On (SSO) and policy modeled MFA/Adaptive Authentication along with Directory integration are the main use cases.

Pros

SaaS Model, easy to provision and supports the most used applications from an access management and directory integration perspective.

Cons

Limitations around on-premise integration with applications and environments.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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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
( 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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Brian K.

Great for SSO & Password Management

2019-09-17

Password management and SSO 2FA requirements by IT/Security.

Pros

Excellent tool for SSO 2FA. Also use it to store passwords in a similar fashion to LastPass. Excellent app makes entering 2FA codes a thing of the past.

Cons

Dashboard can be slow at times, but that could be a local machine issue.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Harsha D.

Excellent identity management service.

2020-08-27

Good experience, one place stop to logging into multiple applications.

Pros

Support for existing integrations with existing active directories, Mobile device management and geo locations.

Cons

Authentication app on mobile requires login each day, it will be good if this is cached on frequently used devices.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Tanuj D.

Verified Reviewer

Great password management and access management tool

2021-07-17

We use it as the SSO tool to get access to all the applications we need like Workday, Yammer, Slack etc.

Pros

It is a great tool for the password management and for the identity management, access management etc.

Cons

It is a little bit on the expensive side for the personal use and for small companies. Logging is not elaborated.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Ramindu D.

Straightforward and privately-hosted identity management for the enterprise

2019-11-22

Okta provides our organization with a comprehensive identity server to allow employees to login to their enterprise applications from anywhere at any time.

Pros

The ability to configure different for multi-factor authentication and the capability of classic OAuth2 integrations make Okta a well-rounded tool for identity management.

Cons

Okta can have a slightly high price point for a standalone identity management solution.

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Consumer Goods company, 201-500 employees)

One of the best tools I have used for security

2020-10-06

Overall in most cases, Okta has made life easier and more secure for our business.

Pros

It is probably one of the most effective security management tools for logins I have ever used.

Cons

There are some challenges with integration and rollout.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jaime V.

Verified Reviewer

Okta Simplifies the Single Sign-On Experience

2018-10-09

Pros

The app authentication process is so seamless that it takes the pain out of using Multi-Factor authentication.

Cons

Okta can do a better job at providing change management best practices and guidance to help with end-use adoption.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Chris M.

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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Anonymous
(Computer & Network Security company, 1001-5000 employees)

Leader in SSO space. Very well build and mature

2021-02-04

We use it for role based access control and I monitor all the event logs.

Pros

As a cloud first company and having a highly-distributed workforce, having Okta as our front door for our apps is very nice. Great RBAC. Good logging

Cons

Not a huge problem, but closely monitor and audit who the Okta admins are and have access to make changes.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

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

One of the best MFA interface

2019-05-08

1. Very good app for MFA.

Pros

Very good MFA authentication tool. 2.

Cons

Some time notification get delayed or notification receives after opening app on mobile.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Eric W.

Single sign on is a great advantage with security at #1 priority

2019-10-16

Overall we have had a great experience with the software and will continue to use it.

Pros

The customizable user access is very key when you have to access all of your applications in one place. The real time reporting was also a great feature.

Cons

At times employees had trouble with the software and accessing their email.

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Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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David R.

Single sign-on done right

2019-07-29

We were trying to solve a ubiquitous problem - how to use cloud/saas services within an enterprise and keep control of the authentication to them all.

Pros

When you click them, it'll authenticate for you".

Cons

So, I basically just turn off password management for Okta.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Aditya D.

Decent two factor Authentication

2019-09-21

Used for providing two factor authentication for internal websites.

Pros

The notifications and the ability to accept or deny from the notification bar was a nifty feature.

Cons

Sometimes, while sending authorizations from Safari, the app refreshes continuously. No amount of refreshing or restarting fixed it. It is super buggy sometimes on some browsers. Switching to a new browser, usually fixes it. But, for a production level software, this bug is a big deal

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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kathy l.

Okta

2020-11-10

This really keeps the password secure. The centralized password management is organized.

Pros

Good integration with our Active Directory.

Cons

Some of the configurations could be better but it is not bad. The app itself could use better documentation.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Software Advice
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Richard S.

Okta

2018-11-20

Pros

Okta is a simple and easy to use platform that is extremely safe and secure. The ability to have single sign-on and app management makes Okta a a one-stop-shop for identity management.

Cons

The one time we contacted customer service, we did not have the greatest experience, but it wasn't bad enough to be a deal breaker.

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Occasionally

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Adith K.

Verified Reviewer

Effectively manage the web applications of your firm using Okta.

2018-07-05

Pros

The application has multi factor authentication. They have reporting and statistics capabilities.

Cons

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

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: GetApp
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Rocky R.

Verified Reviewer

Okta SSO - ID management - Good stuff

2016-01-27

Multi-factor Authentication provides piece of mind once you get past thinking of it as a hassle.

Pros

Ease of use once set up, growing selection of apps in the OAN, easy provisioning and de-provisioning of apps and user accounts

Cons

AD sync is not real time and the minimum setting is 1 hour.

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Time used: 6-12 months

Source: GetApp
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Alexander R.

Great authentication system

2018-06-24

Secure connection specific to the user.

Pros

When connecting to the VPN the notification is received in my cellphone app immediately and after approval I'm inside my company's network.

Cons

As the response using the data network can be delayed, there could be a time out when approving the connection in my cellphone.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Telecommunications company, 10001+ employees)

Great for users and admins

2020-03-16

Overall serves its purpose for keeping information secure.

Pros

The ability to multi authenticate a user before allowing access to secure information.

Cons

Still, frequently run into bugs where when multi authenticate the token doesn't register.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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