Gives Developers a Faster Alternative to SAML, Simplifies Single
Sign-On for IT Admins and Helps Eliminate App Passwords for Users
LAS VEGAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 23, 2018--
Inc. (NASDAQ:OKTA), the leading independent provider of identity for
the enterprise, today announced Sign In with Okta, a secure
authentication system for app providers and developers that combines the
ease of social authentication with the security of enterprise
infrastructure. Fuze, OrgWiki, VMware and Zylo are launch partners of
Sign In with Okta.
2016, Okta has supported OpenID Connect and today, the company is
making it easy for developers to use OpenID Connect as an alternative to
SAML. With Sign In with Okta, any app and service can easily add a
federated Single Sign-On experience for both their B2B customers and the
extended partner, supplier and contractor ecosystem. SSO configuration
is made simpler for IT, and users gain access to more
applications without the burden of additional usernames and passwords.
“Our partners are increasingly coming to Okta as the central connection
to thousands of apps and services – and we wanted to make it easier for
those technologies in our ecosystem to offer the best experience
possible for our customers,” said Todd McKinnon, Chief Executive Officer
and co-founder, Okta. “Sign In with Okta takes the challenge out of
building a simple, secure user experience. By accelerating developers’
ability to provide secure access for enterprise users – be they B2B
customers, partners, subsidiaries or internal employees – to their app
or portal with one simple button, we’re able to extend the benefits of
Okta’s simple, identity-driven security to everyone in our ecosystem.”
Rather than going through the process of integrating a SAML toolkit,
developers at organizations such as Fuze, OrgWiki, VMware and Zylo are
adding the Sign In with Okta button, saving weeks of development time.
And by adding Sign In with Okta to their product or portal, developers
can accelerate adoption throughout the enterprise both by meeting
security standards needed by enterprises and by making it easier for IT
administrators to integrate and manage – and end users to get access to
– an application via Okta.
In addition, Sign In with Okta makes it easier for an enterprise to
connect its business partners, such as suppliers and contractors, to an
application by allowing partners to use their Okta organization
credentials to sign in; Sign In with Okta allows partners to bring their
own identity. With no responsibility for securing the passwords of a
partner, enterprises can eliminate the inherent risks of maintaining
third-party passwords. Further, a company can forgo building
authentication and managing user credentials for their B2B app, saving
time and money with Sign In with Okta.
"Okta makes it easy for OrgWiki users to log in with the right account,
similar to sign-in tools for social authentication," said Chris vanLoben Sels, General Manager, OrgWiki at Veeva Systems. "Our developers
were able to quickly implement business authentication into the
application, and deliver customers strong security and identity
management across all their users."
Sign In with Okta is scheduled to be available later this year. For more
information, visit: https://www.okta.com/programs/sign-in-with-okta/.
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, 415-418-9600