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The leading independent provider of identity for the enterprise. The Okta Identity Cloud enables organisations 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. Over 9,400 organizations, including Engie, JetBlue, Nordstrom, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Teach for America, T-Mobile and Twilio, trust Okta to help protect the identities of their workforces and customers.

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Main office address

20 Farringdon Rd
London,
EC1M 3HE

Telephone number

+44 203 389 8779

Website

www.okta.com/uk

Key Products / Services / Sectors (USPs)

The Okta Identity Cloud is an independent and neutral platform that securely connects the right people to the right technologies at the right time.  Enabling customers and partners to address every identity use case, Okta has built a set of modular components, called Platform Services, which can be combined to build new features and tailored experiences faster. The Okta Identity Platform consists of identity management, directories, workflows, access management, security insights, access gateway, advanced server access, APIs and SDKs. The Okta Identity Cloud is the original Identity-as-a-Service solution on the market.

Newer capabilities of the Okta Identity Cloud include the ability to customise and automate identity-centric organisational processes with Okta Workflows.  Now, complex user lifecycle management processes can be automated without code. 

Taking the fight back to cybercriminals means bolstering security defenses with AI and machine learning technologies. At Okta, we’ve incorporated these practices in our Adaptive Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA) product.

The Okta Identity Cloud is built to provide standards based protocol support including SCIM, SAML 2.0, WS-Federation, OAuth 2.0, OpenID Connect and OAuth 2.0 Device Authorization Grant.

Okta utilises a cloud-first hybrid approach that leverages cloud efficiencies and network effect to provide substantial value, while ensuring a lower TCO. Okta is one trusted platform to secure every identity. 

More than 10,000 organisations trust Okta’s software and APIs to sign in, authorise, and manage users. As the identity company that stands for trust, Okta sets an aggressively high bar for availability. We know how critical service reliability is to our customers across the world, which is why we’re committed to setting the industry standard for availability.

Services

Supports eID

Yes

No

Area of focus

Consumers

Internal services (enterprise)

Identity provisioning (IdP)

As-a-Platform

API

As-a-Service

Wallet/SDK

Hub

On-board RPs

Offer translation of protocols

Handles federation

Integrate RPs/IDPs/Wallets

Can offer consent capture if required

Attribute brokerage

Can capture self-asserted

Can verify self-asserted

Can integrate with third parties (eg Open Banking)

Supports verified claims (VCs)

Verification services/support

Not supported

N/A

Yes – third party verifiers used (including Open Banking)

Yes – In-house verification service

Authentication

Password/username

Multiple factors (MFA)

Biometric

FIDO

Mobile device

Other

Data store functionality

Attribute storage

Attribute sharing

Configurable for specific sectors (e.g. health)

Use decentralised stores (eg Wallets or online)

Can offer consent capture/handling

Account management for users

Yes

No

On request

Account recovery

Self-service

Help desk

Key management required by user

Channel support

Omni-channel

Web

Mobile

Digital assistant

Wallet

Other

Protocol support

SAML 2.0

OIDC

Oauth

UMA

DID (decentralised identifiers)

Third party capability

External

Internal

Other

Other

Risk-based authentication

Anti-fraud support

Data minimisation support

Consent management

Variable registration (multi-user journey support)

Support for accessibility

Logging and audit

Billing system

User Journeys

Self-service

Offline options, incl. F2F

Upgrade paths to increase assurance levels over time

Creation of delegated accounts

Rules

To modify system behaviour

For risk-based authentication

To use events to drive transactions

To manage user journeys, including verification

To handle LOA upgrades/downgrades

API available

Yes

No

Wallet-based systems

Wallet available

SDK available

Decentralised

Handle payments

Handle identity document’s (eg drivers license)

Handle health information (eg vaccine certificates)

Other

Testimonials

“To protect employees during the coronavirus outbreak, without disrupting our services to citizens, we're having to do things differently. We're holding council meetings virtually and via live stream, and 400 of us are working to support the public from home. With Okta, we’ll keep adapting with cybersecurity in mind."

Joe Brackenborough –Digital Transformation Manager Thanet District Council

"We have all these different legacy organisations, all with different legacy systems. Okta allows us to bring them all together under one umbrella, with a level of speed and efficiency that wouldn’t have been possible without that technology. It would've taken us five years using a traditional method."

Neil Goodman, Head of Transformation and Strategy at NEL

"Okta is one of the most matured and advanced AM tools in the market to meet both internal and external user access management use case's needs.”-

From Gartner's upcoming,“Critical Capabilities for Access Management” (2020 - companion report to MQ)

Clients

Partners

Bytes

Softcat

Somerford

CTS

Sapphire

Main point of contact

Name: Jason Le-May

Email: jason.lemay@okta.com

Phone: +44 203 389 8779

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