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About SSO
SSO refers to the ability to access multiple systems by only logging in once into one system known as the Identity Provider
Okta Integr­ation Network (OIN)
Over 6000 pre integrated apps ready for SSO through SAML, OIDC and WS FED
Desktop SSO
Logging in to your computer automa­tically logs you into Okta
Mobile SSO
Using the Okta mobile app to access your work apps right from your phone without the need to sign into each app indivi­dually
Prompt for MFA per applic­ation, recomm­ended for applic­ations with access to sensitive inform­ation
Radius Authen­tic­ation
Okta supports the ability to handle Radius authen­tic­ation requests from various Radius apps such as Cisco VPN
PIV card auth
Use Personal Identity Verifi­cation (PIV) Creden­tials to enable Passwo­rdless Authen­tic­ation
Custom URLs
Ability to set up vanity URLs for your Okta tenant
Active Directory / LDAP Integr­ation
Use your AD creden­tials to login to Okta with password synchr­oni­zation or password delegation to your directory
SIEM Integr­ations
Robust data logs that allows for seamless integr­ation to Security Inform­ation and Event Management systems


Adaptive SSO includes all SSO features plus the following:
Location context
Restrict or allow access to applic­­ations based on location
Device context
Restrict or allow access to applic­­ations based on device, for example deny mobile logins
Network context
Restrict or allow access to applic­­ations based on defined network zones
Risk-based Authen­­ti­c­ation
Restrict or allow access to applic­­ations based on the calculated risk a user poses


About LCM
LCM is the ability to manage a user from start to finish. This means creating, updating and deleti­ng/­dea­cti­vating users at the right time in an automated fashion.
Auto Provis­ion­ing­/De­pro­vis­ioning for OIN Apps
Manage accounts in external applic­ations entirely, Creation, Update and Deletion all automated
Active Direct­ory­/LDAP Integr­ations
Robust integr­ation with Active Directory or LDAP Directory for Lifecycle manage­ment: complete ability to Create, Read, Update, Delete (CRUD) users in both directions all automated
Office 365
Manage accounts in Office 365 applic­ations entirely, including license management all within Okta as an automated process
Lifecycle States
Lifecycle states make it possible to automate the process, when a user changes lifecycle state, access to other apps can be grante­d/r­evoked, accounts can be create­d/d­eleted or updated, all as an automated process
Group Management
Manage applic­ation groups within Okta by matching, creating or updating groups in your applic­ations, all as an automated process
Access Request Workflows
Take the burden off of IT by allowing users to request access to applic­ations on their own and setting who approves the access
Real time Reporting
See system tasks such as creation, update, deletion of users in Okta and connected applic­ations in real time
Attribute Mapping and Transforms
Select exactly what data flows in both Directions between Okta and your connected Applic­ations, need to format the data in a specific format? All doable in Okta
Mastering from a System of Records
Ability to select one or multiple author­itative sources of data, for example Active Directory or an HR system such as Workday

Advanced Lifecycle Management

Advanced LCM includes everything from LCM plus the following:
Policy for automa­tically suspen­ding, deacti­vating or deleting users based on date based conditions and triggers. For example a contract expiration date
Built-in standa­rds­-based provis­ioning (SCIM)
Connect to applic­ations through a SCIM based connector
On-prem provis­ioning SDK
Software Dev Kit to manage users in on-prem applic­ations not in the OIN


Inbound SAML
Ability to have an external identity provider
Just-i­n-time provis­ioning
Okta automa­tically creates users on the fly when they first attempt to login and an account doesn’t exist


About MFA
MFA is a secured 2nd factor of authen­tic­ation on top of the standard method of username and password
Security Questions
Predefined set of questions that the user knows the answer to used as a second factor of authen­tic­ation
Okta Verify OTP
Mobile app (iOS and Android) that generates a One Time Password (OTP) used as a second factor of authen­tic­ation
Okta Verify with Push
Mobile app (iOS and Android) that sends a push notifi­cation to your phone to approv­e/deny the login attempt, used as a second factor of authen­tic­ation
Email as a Factor
Email sent out containing a One Time Password (OTP) used as a second factor of authen­tic­ation
One Time Password (OTP) sent your phone as an SMS message used as a second factor of authen­tic­ation
Receive a One Time Password (OTP) through a phone call used as a second factor of authen­tic­ation
Physical device that is inserted into the computer used as a second factor of author­ization
3rd Party Factors
Google Authen­tic­ator, DUO, Symantic VIP, RSA Token and YubiKey
Windows Hello
Windows Hello allows for passwo­rdless 2nd factor authen­tic­ation by simply authen­tic­ating using windows device with your finger­print, iris scan or facial recogn­ition
Apple Touch ID
Passwo­rdless 2nd factor authen­tic­ation using your finger­print to approve push notifi­cations right from your lockscreen


Adaptive MFA includes all MFA features plus the following:
Specified IP Address
Ability to configure MFA for logins only from trusted network zones defined by you
Location Context
Ability to configure MFA when a user logs in in a new city, state, or country
New geo-lo­­cation
Ability to configure MFA when a user logs in from an entirely new location
Impossible travel patterns
Ability to configure MFA if the calculated velocity between login locations and times exceeds a defined limit
New device
Ability to configure MFA when a user logs in from a new device, such as a laptop or cellphone
Managed device
Ability to configure MFA when a user logs in from a pre registered managed device through solutions such as mobileIron
New IP
Ability to configure MFA when a user logs in from a new IP address
Network Anonym­izers
Ability to configure MFA when a login originates from a proxy or tor connection


Cloud Directory
Manage your users entirely from the cloud by having Okta be the author­itative source of data where a user’s lifecycle starts and ends
Active Direct­ory­/LDAP Integr­ations
Robust integr­ation with Active Direct­ory­/LDAP to import and manage users in both directions
Custom Attrib­ute­s/F­ields
Customize the schema of attributes users have to have data rich users
Custom Mapping and Transforms
Ability to transform data to be in an specific format for provis­ioning accounts or federation
Cloud based LDAP authen­tic­ation
Delegate authen­tic­ation to your directory, users only need to know one password


Okta Threat­Insight
Adaptive tool that learns about login behavior and provides inform­ation on potential security risks
OAuth 2.0 and OIDC compliant
Okta is a certified OIDC and OAuth 2.0 provider
Central access and author­ization management
Allows your custom applic­ations to use Okta as an Author­ization Server shifting the workload to Okta instead of your custom applic­ations


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