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"It scales in terms of numbers and types of identities. It can govern the on-premise applications as well as the cloud applications. So, it can manage hybrid environments with all types of identities and various load amounts.""The most valuable feature in Omada is the governance. We work with other products and other product vendors, but the sweet spot in the market for Omada is where things are heavy on governance."

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"This solution serves as the basis to understand the MS SSO and MFA capabilities.""The ability to grant access to other organizations is helpful.""The interface is well laid out and it is easy to navigate.""The most valuable feature is that it is very easy to implement, you don't need a lot of effort to set up the solution. This is the most advantageous point, that you can do anything on Azure without taking too much time.""The single sign-on is very convenient for us.""The most valuable feature is the ease of scalability.""The single sign-on of the solution is the most valuable aspect.""The most valuable feature is the ability to set up conditional access, where you can enforce users to connect using multifactor authentication."

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"The most valuable aspects of the solution are the integration with external websites one-factor authentication.""This solution allows us to do the provisioning. Also the most important for us is the ability to enable and disable features to employees as they onboard and offboard.""Enabled MFA to access federated applications as well as increased user satisfaction through improved provisioning times and more reliable processes.""The ease of deployment, ease of use, and speed of delivery is what I like about Okta Workforce Identity. It is very easy to use. For a lot of software, you need to be trained extensively and have a very technical background. Okta Workforce Identity is quite simple. You can integrate any software into Okta. They've got a network of 7,000 applications that easily integrate into it.""Having a single sign-on to all our applications.""The MFA part is the best. MFA provided most of the security that we were looking at with respect to the second level of authentication. Okta Workforce Identity provides a number of options with respect to multifactor authentication, such as the app, phone call, and text. These options provide different ways of logging in for users, and they were a lot more than what we needed. This is certainly a very good feature of Okta Workforce Identity.""The most valuable features are ease of operation and visibility.""Its simplicity and its integration with various vendor-agnostic platforms are the most valuable features."

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Cons
"They need to improve the cost for small companies.""I would like to see them expand the functionality of the tool to continue to be competitive with the monsters out there. For example, they could add functionality on the authentication side, functionality that Octa and SailPoint have. But they should do that while maintaining the same simplicity that makes Omada a product of choice today."

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"The SSO MyApps interface is very basic and needs better customization capabilities.""Microsoft needs to add a single setup, so whenever resources join the company or are leaving the company, all of the changes can be made with a single click.""My only pain point in this solution is creating group membership for devices.""I would rate it an eight out of ten. The price plays a factor in the rating.""It would be ideal if the solution moved to a passwordless type of environment. It's the future of authentification. It's also more secure and convenient.""I think the documentation and configuration are both areas that need improvement.""We would like to have more granularity in the Azure conditional access in order to be able to manage more groups for devices and for applications.""Technical support could be faster."

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"The solution lacks an on-premises deployment model so it can't offer a hybrid solution. It would be ideal if clients had options that weren't just cloud-based.""I don't know if it is possible to make it simpler to use or simpler to understand, but that would be the most important thing to improve.""SSO and MFA for improved end-user experience, and protection against password spray attacks, account password self-service.""It would be pricing, which is a tough one because it goes against Microsoft. A lot of companies say they're a Microsoft partner, and they get all their software for free. Okta is like a luxury product, and it's not the most affordable one. I would say if they could work on pricing, it would help. Other than that, they've done great strides in developing a product that is really good. The companies that do see the value tend to invest in it.""You can't hide the device when you're checking logs.""They also have single sign-on (SSO). When we bought Okta Workforce Identity a year and a half ago, I was also looking at SSO, but not much documentation was available for SSO. The documentation for SSO should be a little more robust for somebody who is implementing it for the first time.""The integration with third-party tools needs to be improved.""It can have more API integrations."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
"The pricing is too high for SMBs.""Omada continues to be very competitive on pricing, especially on the Omada cloud product."

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"Licensing fees are paid on a monthly basis and the cost depends on the number of users.""This product is sold as part of the enterprise package and our licensing fees are paid on a yearly basis.""MFA and P2 licenses for two Azures for fully-enabled scenarios and features cost a lot of money. This is where Okta is trying to get the prices down.""We are a non-profit organization, so we get good prices from Microsoft for their products. It is working well, but it could be cheaper. For the type of organization we are, it would be good if they could give a little bit more and be more generous like Google, which has completely free services. Microsoft has free versions or web services called Office 365 E1, which is free for use, but we want to have it with more qualified clients.""We pay about $35 per user.""I think we're on the E3 — I think it was about 35 dollars per user.""We got a good deal. If you get rid of all the products providing features that Azure Suite can provide, then it makes sense cost-wise.""Microsoft has a free version of Azure AD. So, if you don't do a lot of advanced features, then you can use the free version, which is no cost at all because it is underpinning Office 365. Because Microsoft gives it to you as a SaaS, so there are no infrastructure costs whatsoever that you need to incur. If you use the free version, then it is free. If you use the advanced features (that we use), it is a license fee per user."

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"It could be a bit too pricey for small companies. Okta Workforce Identity can add a lot of benefits, but smaller companies may not have a lot of applications that need to be managed by Okta Workforce Identity. In larger organizations, there are more departments, applications, and users to manage. Okta Workforce Identity adds a bit more value to those bigger organizations. In addition to standard licensing fees, there are also additional costs for things""License is around US$20,000 annually.""I believe it competes well. The pricing is pretty competitive. I know that Microsoft also provides something similar with its MFA and identity services.""It is costly for large companies.""The price of this product could be lower.""It has a yearly subscription. As compared to its competitors, it is quite expensive. It also has a complex licensing model."

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Questions from the Community
Top Answer: The most valuable feature in Omada is the governance. We work with other products and other product vendors, but the… more »
Top Answer: Omada continues to be very competitive on pricing, especially on the Omada cloud product.
Top Answer: I would like to see them expand the functionality of the tool to continue to be competitive with the monsters out there… more »
Top Answer: It enhanced our end user experience quite a bit. Instead of the days of having to contact the service desk with… more »
Top Answer: If you have a different IdP today, I would take a close look at what your licensing looks like, then reevaluate the… more »
Top Answer: The thing that is a bit annoying is the inability to nest groups. Because we run an Azure hybrid model, we have nested… more »
Top Answer: The support for YubiKey is really good because you don't actually have to type in your username and password.
Top Answer: Okta price list is competitive. It is available online. For special pricing depends on projects, size, nature of the… more »
Top Answer: There are some issues with the interface that can be improved.
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A full-featured identity governance (IGA) solution with a cloud-native architecture for rapid deployment. Omada Identity Cloud is a flexible and future-proof choice that delivers scalable and configurable identity and access management processes with essential IGA capabilities. The solution enables organizations to manage identity lifecycle scenarios, policy and role management, access requests, access certification, and fulfillment using automated provisioning and service tickets. It provides configurable adaptable models out of the box, minimizing the time and cost of administration. Omada Identity Cloud meets the security, compliance, and efficiency needs of business leaders, removing cost and uncertainty from managing identities and access.

The Azure Active Directory (Azure AD) enterprise identity service provides single sign-on and multi-factor authentication to help protect your users from 99.9 percent of cybersecurity attacks. With Azure Active Directory, you get:

- Single sign-on enabling access to your apps from anywhere

- Conditional Access and multi-factor authentication to help protect and govern access

- A single identity platform to engage with internal and external users more securely

- Developer tools to easily integrate identity into your apps and services 

To learn more about our solution, ask questions, and share feedback, join our Azure Active Directory Community.

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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Azure Active Directory is trusted by companies of all sizes and industries including Walmart, Zscaler, Uniper, Amtrak, monday.com, and more.
Box, Groupon, National Geographic, Western Union, DocuSign
Top Industries
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Computer Software Company33%
Comms Service Provider17%
Financial Services Firm5%
Energy/Utilities Company5%
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Financial Services Firm12%
Manufacturing Company12%
Energy/Utilities Company8%
Retailer8%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company35%
Comms Service Provider15%
Financial Services Firm5%
Government5%
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Manufacturing Company23%
Healthcare Company15%
Computer Software Company15%
Comms Service Provider15%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Computer Software Company32%
Comms Service Provider15%
Government6%
Media Company5%
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Small Business37%
Midsize Enterprise7%
Large Enterprise57%
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Small Business39%
Midsize Enterprise13%
Large Enterprise48%
VISITORS READING REVIEWS
Small Business10%
Midsize Enterprise27%
Large Enterprise63%
Find out what your peers are saying about Azure Active Directory vs. Okta Workforce Identity and other solutions. Updated: May 2021.
501,818 professionals have used our research since 2012.

Azure Active Directory is ranked 2nd in Access Management with 23 reviews while Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 1st in Access Management with 14 reviews. Azure Active Directory is rated 8.2, while Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Azure Active Directory writes "Users don't have to remember multiple accounts and passwords since it is all single sign-on". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Okta Workforce Identity writes "Good product with ease of deployment, ease of use, speed of delivery, and easy integration with other software". Azure Active Directory is most compared with CyberArk Privileged Access Manager, Google Cloud Identity, AWS Directory Service, ForgeRock and SailPoint IdentityNow, whereas Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Google Cloud Identity, OneLogin Workforce Identity, Auth0, SailPoint IdentityNow and Zscaler Private Access. See our Azure Active Directory vs. Okta Workforce Identity report.

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