Okta Launches New Native Identity Integration with Amazon Web Services to Improve Security, Simplify User Experience, and Expand Automation Capabilities for Large, Complex Organizations
New capability greatly enhances single sign-on and provisioning from the Okta Identity Cloud to AWS
Okta’s most recent Businesses @ Work report revealed that the AWS Management Console is in the top 3 most popular applications within the Okta Integration Network. For large organizations, the synchronization between their identity provider and their IaaS platform has become increasingly complex, with provisioning and authorization requirements that span both platforms. By delivering new functionality and capabilities that take advantage of AWS SSO and Okta Identity Cloud features, customers of the leading independent identity platform are able to securely accomplish more on the leading IaaS platform. Expanding the integration power of the Okta Identity Cloud to more deeply manage access and streamline provisioning within AWS has become even more important in light of diverse working environments, where efficient and secure access is required across an expanding ecosystem of users, groups, and endpoints.
“We regularly talk with AWS customers who also use Okta as their identity provider. While some have already configured Okta to enable single sign-on access to their AWS accounts, the administration could become complex as the number of AWS accounts to their organization grew,” said
Evolving How Identity and IaaS Work Together
The native integration to AWS SSO makes Identity Management on AWS significantly easier for Okta and AWS customers, including large, complex organizations. Enterprises can now automatically synchronize users and groups between Okta and AWS and manage corresponding authentication and authorization policies through each platform, respectively. Using Okta Lifecycle Management, IT teams can seamlessly facilitate access to AWS accounts and services while product and development teams can cohesively define specific roles for AWS accounts. This ultimately reduces complexity for the Okta administrator without limiting visibility for security and IT teams.
In addition to creating synchronized management of access and authorization for AWS users, the native integration also opens the door for greater usability. For organizations that want to add programmatic access, Okta and AWS are enabling developers to use the native AWS Command Line Interface to seamlessly sign-in via their Okta credentials and be presented with a step-up challenge through Okta Multi-Factor Authentication, all without reliance on third party plug-ins. By leveraging the command line interface, developers can drive increased productivity without sacrificing the enhanced security and control mechanisms required by IT and security teams.
“iRobot is driven to build the technology that empowers people to do more, and to deliver on that promise, we must enable our teams to be agile and productive,” said
Okta customers can add the new AWS native integration from the Okta Integration Network in-app catalog. For more information, please visit: https://www.okta.com/partners/aws/
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. Over 8,400 organizations, including Engie, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Takeda Pharmaceutical,