Okta Unveils Okta FastPass: The End of Passwords at Work
The leading independent identity platform introduces intuitive, secure, passwordless access for end-users across applications, operating systems, and endpoints
Responsible for countless hours of lost productivity and some of the biggest security breaches on record, passwords have long been a headache for everyone. According to Okta’s Passwordless Future Report, when employees forget passwords, 37 percent cannot access critical information needed to perform their jobs. This type of poor password hygiene creates multiple issues for employees and businesses alike. Eliminating login friction and increasing user security remains an ongoing challenge for enterprises in a world of complex application, device, and operating system ecosystems. IT and security teams need intelligent access management solutions that offer standardization and ease of use.
“IT teams are tasked with operating vast technology ecosystems made up of a diverse set of applications, operating systems, and devices, all focused on providing choice and flexibility to their workforces,” said
Contextual Device Signals Power Passwordless Experiences
Okta FastPass is made possible through the new Okta Verify application, which is either provisioned by IT or downloaded by end users on managed or unmanaged devices. Once end users register their device via the Okta Verify application, a strong binding is created in the Okta Identity Cloud between the user and the device. When accessing an Okta-managed application via a browser, desktop application, or a native mobile application, end users are not prompted for a password. This means users get an end-to-end passwordless login experience when using devices that support biometrics, from unlocking the device, to registering the device to Okta with no password prompt, to subsequent logins on the same device. Optionally, administrators can create fine-grained policies that combine
“NTT DATA has over 120,000 people around the world in more than 50 countries,” said
A Passwordless Future
NTT DATA’s vision for passwordless access is shared by the
Key Benefits of Okta FastPass include:
- Always On productivity: Connect to Okta from any supported device and operating system without ever requiring a password.
- Modernize infrastructure: Reduce dependency on on-prem LDAP directories including Active Directory in favor of Universal Directory and empower administrators to choose any cloud-based Enterprise Mobility Management provider for device management.
- Usability: Set consistent policies and experiences across all major platforms, reducing confusion among user bases and giving users device choice as well as consistent onboarding and login experiences across all devices.
Security: Enhance security through the combination of
Okta FastPass and Device Trustto deliver passwordless login experiences to managed, compliant devices and default authentication implemented through biometric capabilities, rather than only by user-specific certifications.
A Platform Approach to Device Identity
Okta FastPass is powered by a number of Okta Platform Services, new foundational service-oriented technologies at the heart of the Okta Identity Cloud, including Okta Devices, Okta Directories, and Okta Identity Engine. Okta’s platform approach to device identity begins with the Okta Devices Platform Service. This new technology enables the Okta Identity Cloud to collect and evaluate device identity and endpoint signals.
Okta Platform Services deliver extensible technologies to customers and partners through Okta products and integrations while powering Okta to meet unlimited workforce and customer identity use cases. To learn more about Okta Platform Services, visit: https://www.okta.com/platform/
Okta FastPass will be available in Early Access in Q4 2020 and can be purchased as part of Single Sign-on in the Okta Workforce Identity product line and One App and Enterprise Editions in the Okta Customer Identity product line. For more information, visit: https://www.okta.com/fastpass/
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. Nearly 8,000 organizations, including Engie, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Takeda Pharmaceutical,