Workplace Leverages the Okta Identity Cloud to Simplify Integration
to On-Premises Enterprise Infrastructure
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--
Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for
the enterprise, and Workplace
by Facebook today announced a partnership and product integration to
give enterprises a simple, secure way to enable modern collaboration for
their workers. Workplace by Facebook also joined as an inaugural partner
Project Onramp — a new, industry-first program that allows IT admins
to find, set up and provide their workers with access to apps and
services via the Okta dashboard.
While more of the world’s largest companies are adopting cloud
technologies, most enterprises are not completely replacing existing
infrastructure with cloud solutions. In order to take advantage of new,
innovative technologies such as Workplace by Facebook, enterprises need
a simple way to bridge their core, often on-premises infrastructure
without compromising security. Connecting to directory services, such as
Active Directory, is at the heart of making sure people have access to
the tools they need. Today, 95 percent of the Fortune 1000 use
Active Directory to manage employee authentication and access
The Workplace and Okta integration makes the connection between
Workplace and an on-prem directory like Active Directory seamless,
automating the provisioning and deprovisioning of users in Workplace and
enabling IT administrators to leverage existing processes in Active
Directory to ensure the appropriate level of access for users. Users can
leverage their existing credentials to access Workplace from any device
or location and single sign-on from any browser. This makes it easy for
both admins and workers to use one of this year’s fastest
“Today, the pace of innovation is relentless. Organizations have to
adapt, communicate and move quickly to survive and thrive. Having a
best-of-breed strategy is no longer a choice; it’s a necessity. That’s
why we’re focused on enabling organizations of all sizes to adopt any
technology. Since Workplace by Facebook launched in 2015, a growing
number of our customers have chosen it as a solution for collaboration,”
said Frederic Kerrest, Chief Operating Officer and co-founder, Okta. “By
providing our joint customers the ability to easily deploy Workplace to
their entire organizations in tandem with the Okta Identity Cloud, we’re
taking another step toward ushering in the secure future of work.”
“At Workplace, we’re committed to helping organizations evolve and
communicate quickly and securely. Enterprise customers want to be able
to provision and deprovision their users from a single source of truth,
and Okta will enable our joint customers to simplify and secure the
experience,” said Julien Codorniou, Vice President, Workplace by
Facebook. “Together we offer a pre-integrated solution to customers so
they can connect and collaborate in a secure and easy way, enabling them
to drive their business forward.”
Delivering immediate customer value
The Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) is one of the leaders in helping to
save lives and rebuild futures of people forced to flee countries around
the world. In order to deliver high-quality aid and quickly respond to
emergencies, NRC’s 14,000 humanitarians need to collaborate across
countries and time zones. With Okta and Workplace, NRC’s employees and
volunteers can do so seamlessly and securely.
“Today, more than 65 million people are fleeing war and persecution.
This is a record number, and not since World War Two have more people
needed our help. The Norwegian Refugee Council assisted nearly 9 million
people worldwide in 2017, and in order to continue delivering aid, our
aid workers all over the world need to continuously communicate and
collaborate. Workplace by Facebook enables us to do just that, from
person to person, country to country, and crisis to crisis,” said Geir
Olav Lisle, Deputy Secretary General / Director of Organisational
Development Department, Norwegian Refugee Council. “By leveraging Okta
and Workplace’s integration, we’ll help our humanitarians move more
quickly — and securely — and ultimately do more good.”
Together, Okta and Workplace will deliver immediate customer value for
organizations of all sizes, in every industry and region.
Today, customers can manually configure Okta and Workplace by Facebook.
The automated integration will be available in the second half of this
year. For more information, visit https://okta.com/partners/facebook.
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise.
The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to both secure and manage
their extended enterprise, and transform their customers’ experiences.
With over 5,500 pre-built integrations to applications and
infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely adopt
the technologies they need to fulfill their missions. Over 4,350
organizations, including 20th Century Fox, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack,
Teach for America and Twilio, trust Okta to securely connect their
people and technology.
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Source: Okta, Inc.
Jenna Kozel King