Compare Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium vs. Okta

Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is ranked 2nd in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 11 reviews while Okta is ranked 1st in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 7 reviews. Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is rated 8.0, while Okta is rated 8.6. The top reviewer of Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium writes "The ability to speed up delivery is an asset. To look at more documentation, engineering, or an open standard would be nice". On the other hand, the top reviewer of Okta writes "Provides easy-to-use self-service password reset as well as SSO and MFA". Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium is most compared with Okta, SailPoint IdentityNow and Ping One Cloud, whereas Okta is most compared with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Auth0 and OneLogin. See our Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium vs. Okta report.
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This solution serves as the basis to understand the MS SSO and MFA capabilities.When logging on to Azure AD it's pretty quick.Configuring the domain and setting it up in the Azure portal is just three clicks to be honest.The most beneficial feature would be the effectiveness of having a hybrid set-up.It's very easy to run and it's part of their ecosystem and I don't think it's going anywhere anytime soon.The ability to speed up ability is an asset.The self-password reset if it's enabled and configured properly, really helps a company be able to reset rather than getting IT involved.Just because I've been in the Azure space since it started out and in the Microsoft Cloud AD since the BPOS days in the early 2000s, and it's just a product that made life simpler for my clients to be able to integrate everything.

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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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The SSO MyApps interface is very basic and needs better customization capabilities.At first, it was a bit challenging to come up with a workaround that would get authentication to work.Initially, we wanted to exclude specific users from MSA. So, we had a condition policy, which forces MSA for all the users. So we wanted to exclude users who are using an NPS extension. So it was not listed, as a NPS extension was not listed outside an application, in actual, so, we go back and were not able to exclude users using NPS extension from MSA. So that was one limitation that we found and we had to work around that.Tech support is inconsistent.To look at more documentation, engineering, or an open standard would be nice.Microsoft has so many different requirements and priorities that sometimes they don't invest all their energy into the products that you have expectations to investigate.Documentation I think is always the worst part with what Azure's doing right now across the board.Whatever business requirements we needed in the past three years, users were created, with the name of the user and they were not connected with the Active Directory. We were trying to in house in three years and with directory, but we were not able to achieve it.

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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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Pricing and Cost Advice
I do not have experience with pricing.It's really affordable.Licensing is easy.It is a really nice tool and we have a license for the more complex model.It is not too expensive.The licensing is really not clear unless you are a premium client.The licensing cost is a bit prohibitive.

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Pricing might be high, but it comes down when the number of people using the product goes up.

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Azure Active Directory Premium, Azure Active Directory Premium P1
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Overview

Azure Active Directory Premium provides single sign-on to thousands of cloud (SaaS) apps and access to web apps you run on-premises. Built for ease of use, Azure Active Directory Premium features multi-factor authentication (MFA); access control based on device health, user location, and identity; and holistic security reports, audits, and alerts.

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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Software R&D Company21%
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Financial Services Firm9%
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Software R&D Company24%
Financial Services Firm10%
Comms Service Provider8%
Retailer7%
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