Okta Announces New Advanced Server Access Capabilities to Accelerate Secure Cloud Infrastructure Development for Digital Initiatives
New features speed scale, synchronization, automation, and compliance across dynamic server fleets
The on-premises infrastructure of today has proven to be rigid and inflexible in an era that requires rapid innovation and scalability to meet new market demands and opportunities. Cloud infrastructure has become the choice of DevOps teams streamlining the delivery of software and driving continuous innovation in today’s remote and digital-first technology landscape. But with increased pace of innovation and constant access comes concerns for security and compliance, where cloud infrastructure resources must have centralized access controls. DevOps and product teams building and scaling digital projects need to drive secure, compliant, development velocity that can dynamically grow with user demand.
“Digital customer projects have been dramatically accelerated, and those builds start with infrastructure,” said
Secure Velocity: Bringing Security and DevOps Together
Okta Advanced Server Access advancements start with meeting scalability demands and expand to finer grained access, automation, and compliance to help organizations securely drive rapid innovation. The new certified HashiCorp Terraform Provider offers the ability to seamlessly integrate identity and access management functions directly into existing “Infrastructure as Code,” enabling DevOps teams to automate new server creation with identity baked in. Further automation is drawn directly from the power of the Okta Identity Cloud through the new Okta Workflows connector for Advanced Server Access that ties server access to other notification or ticketing events, eliminating manual processes and driving efficiency.
Additional security innovations, PolicySync and Session Capture, push a
With these advancements to Advanced Server Access, enterprises can now:
Securely respond to spikes in demand while offering IT visibility: Enable DevOps to provision resources across
Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud Platform, or Microsoft Azure while keeping the underlying identity and access policies across servers.
Zero Trustprinciples across dynamic fleets of servers: Use granular, role-based access controls and command-level privileges using Projects, Labels, and Entitlements synced across cloud infrastructure providers and tools.
- Extend collaboration and support tools: Automate access to servers based on event triggers for pre-defined time windows with additional actions through tools like Slack or ServiceNow.
- Solve privileged access compliance requirements: Meet the complexities of server access compliance all linked to a user’s identity record in the Okta Identity Cloud, meeting FedRAMP, SOC 2, and PCI Compliance.
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The Okta Advanced Server Access Connector for Workflows and Certified HashiCorp Terraform Provider are generally available today. Additionally, Session Capture for Linux and PolicySync are available today in Early Access with new attribute-based access controls coming to Early Access by the end of
Okta is the leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organizations to securely connect the right people to the right technologies at the right time. With over 6,500 pre-built integrations to applications and infrastructure providers, Okta customers can easily and securely use the best technologies for their business. More than 8,950 organizations, including JetBlue, Nordstrom, Slack, T-Mobile,