Okta Features

Okta

On-demand identity & access management for enterprise

4.66/5 (436 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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Mobile apps

iOS App


444 reviews

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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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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Jenna Cheng

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.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Busch

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.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Internet company, 10001+ employees)

basic and features behind leader

2020-07-30

our company is subscribed to many applications and this allows for quick sign in without unique credentials

Pros

access and quick authentication for ease of access two factor identification which use APIs to connect to a variety of applications

Cons

crowded space and many competitive alternatives that are better such as onelogin which has a seamless UI for single sign on

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Monthly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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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Jamie Hewland

Useful identity access management with several integrations

2018-05-20

Pros

Integrations with many other services. Multi-factor authentication.

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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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.

Rating breakdown

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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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Jaime Velez CSM, MCSE, PMP

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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Sofia Gomez

Two-Factor made easy

2019-05-17

For a mandatory two-factor authentication migration, this tool simplified it as much as is expected.

Pros

Ease of accessing your two-factor code. I like that you don’t necessarily need to get a text message if you prefer Tobias the Okta app with a rotating series of codes you can use instead.

Cons

Okta also works as a password/app secured and auto-login on most popular apps, but it’s still missing some normal ones outside of Office 365.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Michael Manning

Works Exactly as Expected

2019-05-23

Easy implementation, have used it for around a year so far and have had no complaints

Pros

-Simple, secure sign on -Mobile app was quick and simple to setup -Does exactly what we need (previous access manager had card based 2-factor authentication which was less secure, and risked a user losing their card)

Cons

Not much to say on the negative side, it's a relatively simple software

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Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Kessell

Great for SSO & Password Management

2019-09-17

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

Pros

Also use it to store passwords in a similar fashion to LastPass.

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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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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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David Rudder

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

Also, having multiple Okta servers doesn't work well with LastPass and other password managers.

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Aditya Das

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. For a fresh person, using this software, it is fairly easy to understand.

Cons

It is super buggy sometimes on some browsers.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)

Navdeep review for Okta

2019-02-05

over all its good

Pros

This is the best product for two way authentications .

Cons

Interface is so boring . you will find all your app listed but look like a bit unprofessional .

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Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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kalaiselvan kesavel

Okta Review

2019-07-07

Overall, i am very impressed with the Okta with its powerful security standard implementation.

Pros

They give different sort of strong security implementation including single sign on for both Authentication and Authorization but licensing will vary based on the implementation we use in the application.

Cons

we have to put some initial effort in understanding the API.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Ramindu Deshapriya

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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Nicholas Staal

SSO with intuitive user interface

2020-01-09

Very good, has streamlined our login and user administration and have built a strong workflow for when employees leave.

Pros

As a SSO platform, it is widely supported and can integrate with a wide variety of software and services, adding multi factor authentication to accounts is also easy to do for added security.

Cons

While not exactly a bad thing, if you have used different emails for different platforms, this doesn't work well with a single sign on to Okta.

Rating breakdown

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Features

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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.

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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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Maxwell (Enmanuel) Tatem

Best SSO solution for use and collaboration

2019-04-11

Basic single sign-on for security, managing and sharing single credentials for multiple team members to leverage.

Pros

Interface, app, chrome extension are super easy to use, great options to manage/organize various apps that are assigned.

Cons

Ideally they'd look into some browser policies via the chrome extension to account for this

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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ashish Agrawal

Strong and simple authenticator

2019-12-06

Especially, it adds a layer of security over the existing password based authentication.

Pros

I am using okta for 2nd factor authentication for all the applications in our organisation.

Cons

Lot of repetitive emails after each authentication or authentication attempt.

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Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

7/10
Source: Capterra
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Brian Cocos

Great Login Manager!

2020-02-04

Overall, it is a great tool. Very easy to use and gives me peace of mind.

Pros

No more remembering different passwords or worrying about security.

Cons

I wish there was a better way for the two factor authentication, I do not want to have a business app on my personal phone.

Rating breakdown

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Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Financial Services company, 501-1000 employees)

Secure your apps the right way

2019-04-03

Overall it is really good solution if you are looking to improve the security of your user data.

Pros

All the great features you'd expect from a SSO. 2FA, alerts, Verfiication app, dashboards, proactive checks.

Cons

Role based access is a bit limited.

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Anonymous
(Textiles company, 10001+ employees)

Nice centralized portal

2020-05-27

Great solution for handling the single sign on feature for all the company's applications and websites

Pros

To access all the company authorized applications we use okta, you log in and all the applications and websites that you have access are available in one place, making ease to use and secure with the 2step authentication using the mobile app and/or alternative methods as SMS or eMail.

Cons

Since Okta is great handling the single sign on for all applications in the company and works well, I don't see any cons so far.

Rating breakdown

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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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