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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."
"I would rate the solution's stability eight or nine out of ten."
"It's very easy to implement everything."
"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."
"I found the initial setup to be very complex."
"The high availability architecture has to be improved."
"The solution could improve its development from a user perspective."
Pricing and Cost Advice
"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."
"We have to take their support, but that is a minimal charge if I'm comparing it to other identity managers."
Questions from the Community
Top Answer: Enabled MFA to access federated applications as well as increased user satisfaction through improved provisioning times and more reliable processes.
Top Answer: * Passwordless authentication. * Integration with the user provisioning infrastructure to track all entitlement changes; simplify the modeling of the role and access definitions at every stage of the… more »
Top Answer: SSO and MFA: To extend Identity Authentication on the existing IAM identity and account operations to the multiple domains for administrative and help desk personnel. Improve consistency of the… more »
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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.
WSO2 Identity Server can be used to simplify identity and access management (IAM) related activities in the enterprise. The product is based on open standards and open source principles. WSO2 Identity Server comes with seamless, easy to use integration capabilities that help connect applications, user stores, directories and identity management systems.
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Okta Workforce Identity is ranked 1st in Identity and Access Management as a Service (IDaaS) with 8 reviews while WSO2 Identity Server is ranked 3rd in Customer Identity and Access Management with 3 reviews. Okta Workforce Identity is rated 8.6, while WSO2 Identity Server is rated 7.6. 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". On the other hand, the top reviewer of WSO2 Identity Server writes "A stable solution for single sign-on and role-based permissions". Okta Workforce Identity is most compared with Microsoft Azure Active Directory Premium, Google Cloud Identity, OneLogin Workforce Identity, Auth0 and ForgeRock, whereas WSO2 Identity Server is most compared with OpenIAM Identity Governance, ForgeRock, Amazon Cognito, SailPoint IdentityIQ and CyberArk PAS. See our Okta Workforce Identity vs. WSO2 Identity Server report.
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