Auth0 vs. Okta

As of March 2019, Auth0 is ranked 6th in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 1 review vs Okta which is ranked 2nd in Single Sign-On (SSO) with 7 reviews. The top reviewer of Auth0 writes "It's more efficient than regular session management through a database because I only request profile data when needed". The top reviewer of Okta writes "Provides easy-to-use self-service password reset as well as SSO and MFA". Auth0 is most compared with Okta, OneLogin and SAP Customer Data Cloud. Okta is most compared with Auth0, Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium and OneLogin.
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I simply use the JWT from the client on the server side to process requests and push updated profile data to a database/queue as needed and end the process without having to persist data in the web server (sessions).

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It made things a lot easier, especially with passwords.It has a wide range of MFA options. I prefer "Okta Verify" out of them all.Other than Okta being an easy and awesome integration tool, one of the best features it has is the provisioning and deprovisioning, which makes management way easier. You don't need to be too technical to understand how it works.The feature that is most valuable to me is the automated user provisioning that we set up using Okta as a major part of that process.Valuable features include UD, SSO functionality, MFA and Adaptive MFA functionality, ability to link multiple Directory databases with UD.

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I think they can do a better job in explaining what you're supposed to do next in order to correctly follow an idiomatic approach to using the solution beyond simply passing a JWT token to a server and having the server check then signature to validate the token.

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On the admin side, we can create our own passwords instead of generating one, which is usually difficult to explain to a user.RESTful Web Service calls and their response seem a bit slow.We still had to write several internal programs/scripts to complete the user-provisioning process. Okta does not have the ability to provision mailbox accounts for on-premise Exchange or in a hybrid O365 environment. The Group Push function from Okta to AD did not work reliably in our environment.UD attribute mapping, Okta group rules, and dynamic usage could use improvement. It also needs more in-depth functionality and features to integrate with RADIUS solutions.

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Kumar SingUser

Auth0 has a lot more UI polish and serverless support and is more developer-friendly. The Auth0 offering support a wide range of scenarios and use cases, while Okta... With the open APIs, Okta is easy to implement. We were able to implement major services very quickly. Okta is the front end for WorkDay, ServiceNow, WebEx, Jabber and many more. Okta also replace ADFS and is the front end for the MS products (Office).Overall, both solutions mostly get the job done, but I prefer Auth0 for its elegance and simplicity and I really like my experience with Auth0

26 April 18
Ace SwerlingReal User

I can’t comment on Auth0 but I have decent experience with Okta. I believe Okta is really good at facilitating SSO to SaaS applications for internal users, especially those in AD. It’s not very good at anything else. Okta will make certain claims about things like SSO for customer portals, custom UIs, account provisioning, and connections to databases. They can technically do these things, but only with a substantial amount of custom development. We also discovered Okta will do single sign-on to applications but won’t do single sign-out.

To that end, I recommend caution to understand exactly what you need and cross-reference that with Okta’s actual capabilities. Don’t necessarily take the sales team at their word when they claim something can be done. Check with an Okta technical architect to understand exactly what you’re looking at.

Also, if you’re using Okta professional services to implement, make sure there’s handoff from the sales team. I’ve seen several examples where scope was agreed to by Okta sales and no communication was made to Okta services. Watch this process carefully to ensure you get what you want, and don’t be surprised if Okta comes back later and asks for more money for things they say is out of scope.

25 April 18
Allan SylUser

Okta is better, it has seamless integration and easy to troubleshoot.

If you are looking to implement DLP/IDAM then go for Auth0, but again you need a dedicated admin to manage.

26 April 18
Dave MountReal User

I did a brief evaluation of both solutions earlier this year, and I went ahead with Auth0. The main reason was documentation. I was able to get the Auth0 solution working, after trying Okta and getting stuck. Once I had things going on Auth0, there was no need to keep trying with Okta.

25 April 18

For me, it boils down to cost and 'need'. Okta is definitely the heavy hitter in the market and provides a lot of 'rich enterprise' capabilities to simplify deployment, integration, and audit capabilities but they come at a 'price' ($$). Auth0 can certainly do the job but will require a little more TLC and can get burdensome for large environment... the trade-off though is it is substantially more economical. If your needs are straight-forward and there's not a lot of complexity or scale to worry about, then Auth0 can suffice... If you have a large, complex environment and need 'simple' and cost is justifiable, then Okta is your choice...

25 April 18
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You can easily and quickly connect your apps, choose identity providers, add users, set up rules, customize your login page and access analytics from your Auth0 dashboard. It really is identity made simple for developers.

Okta is an enterprise grade identity management service, built from the ground up in the cloud and delivered with an unwavering focus on customer success. With Okta, IT can manage access across any application, person or device. Whether the people are employees, partners or customers or the applications are in the cloud, on-premises or on a mobile device, Okta helps IT become more secure, make people more productive, and maintain compliance. Okta is an on-demand identity and access management service for web based applications, both in the cloud and behind the firewall.

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Financial Services Firm28%
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Individual & Family Service10%
Real Estate/Law Firm9%
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Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise20%
Large Enterprise70%
Small Business15%
Midsize Enterprise25%
Large Enterprise60%
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