Most of the identity management applications usually offer you a kit of apparatus to connect your cloud and web solutions with your user guide. As the process is time-consuming and at the same time costly, OKTA does not prefer to follow the trend. OKTA has something new to offer you. So what they basically do is ‘integration’ of applications to provide you the best service. You just need to apply the pre-amalgamated solutions with your subscribers accordingly. You can involve your own store or can use OKTA as your store to know whether the subscribers are genuine or not. OKTA is also equipped to provide you high-quality integration technique with web-dependent and native mobile solutions. Quite interestingly, you can avail of the features not only on cloud-based applications but also on your smartphones and tablets. These amalgamations are part of OKTA’s service and equipped with SSO and subscriber controlling capacity.
Here we would like to share the different ways by which OKTA amalgamates solutions for their service:
Cloud, Web-based, and Mobile Solutions:
We will start our discussion with Cloud, on-premises web-applications, and mobile apps, which is as follows:
OKTA provides the integrations as a part of their Application Network for typical cloud-dependent solutions (e.g. Salesforce, Google Apps, Workday, etc.). It provides a list of thousands of applications to the admins. Further admins are asked some initial questions about some of their specific apps. After that OKTA controls the remaining. The technical parts like SSO protocols and user control API implementations are summarized in the service which OKTA keeps on managing for you. These solutions may involve standards like SAML or Open ID or can choose proprietary API, or they can go for OKTA’s protected web verification procedures.
OKTA integration also included the best known on-premises web-based applications (Oracle Apps, Lawson, and Jira, etc.). For customized on-premises web-dependent apps OKTA offers various amalgamation options as well. Protected Web verification assimilation for SSO can easily be added to the apps. Perhaps for the reason, OKTA has designed a SAML instrumentation package to use with SAML. This way it allows your apps to function properly. Beside of that, OKTA also offers provisioning and de-provisioning into the solutions that bring out subscriber control APIs publicly.
Smartphone applications from any device are also very easily manageable with OKTA. Whether you have an HTML5 optimized apps for your mobile or Native ios or Android app, OKTA doesn’t care. The reason is any on-premises web-apps can act under the OKTA’s integrated service with SSO from any smart-device.
Single Sign-On for all application:
OKTA is capable to provide SSO for all the Cloud, web, and mobile apps which make the journey of a user very coherent. Thus the subscriber can log in once for an app and then they can access other applications without any botheration of repeated authentication. But one thing should always be there at the back of your mind that SSO can function properly when it is supported by other applications. If all apps are not covered, it will not be the true Single Sign-On. Probably for that reason, OKTA involves different techniques to make SSO work properly for any cloud and web-based apps.
OKTA first founds a protected verification session with the browser of the subscribers. Once they are successful they can identify the subscriber to any connected apps by involving one of two SSO amalgamation processes. OKTA’s advanced SSO integration can be associated or it can support OKTA’s ‘Secure Web Authentication’ (SWA) to execute the perfect sign up of the user automatically.
Support various quality of SSO:
There are various ways to have an SSO solution based on their quality. As OKTA is a cloud-based solution it is capable to add or support any qualities.
So OKTA supports multiple associated SSO conventions like SAML (1.1 and 2). OKTA can help the application too that needs authorization support for OpenID.
OKTA goes on to add new solutions every time to its’ network. That’s why OKTA can involve all their engineering resources to support every solution of every quality.
The on-premises applications that can’t work with federated SSO, OKTA has designed a separate way for them. The way is Secure Web Authentication (SWA) technology.
The applications which are not the part of OKTA Integration Network can also access the service. For them, OKTA provides SAML instrumental package, so that they can also have SSO solution service.
SSO for Active Directory Authenticated Web Apps:
Most companies have cloud and web-based service in recent times which gel perfectly with the amalgamated service provided by OKTA. Some of these enterprises involved the Active Directory verification system to allow the users. So these companies don’t go for an integrated web-verification method, rather they ask their user to enter all the credentials. But when OKTA is involved in the process the users don’t need to enter repeated credentials. Yes, OKTA enables the automatic authentication process.
Implement User Management:
Before we discuss this point let me inform you about user management. Well, this is, of course, a controlling method by creating new probable accounts for new subscribers and also deactivate the accounts of the left users. Never the less the whole process needs to be conducted in a very organized method.
This is perhaps among the best qualities of OKTA that they provide automated user management. Generally, OKTA involves bi-directional user management techniques. So the new accounts can be generated inside the application and then transported to OKTA. Sometimes the detail about the account can directly be adjoined to OKTA and then they are imported to the corresponding solutions.
OKTA usually provides three major parts to make sure the perfect implementation of User Management. They are:
- Transportation of large volume of users
- Capability to generate, read, update and deactivate subscribers within OKTA
- Organized pass-word management.
Therefore, friends, we hope that it is now clear to you that how OKTA integrates different solutions and offers you a complete uninterrupted cloud base service with SSO solution.