The web application single sign-on (SSO) space is quite active. Spanning a dozen years of competition and billions of dollars of investment, there are now some heavy hitters in the space, and more large organizations entering the market all of the time. Just recently, Google® and AWS® threw their hats in the ring with Microsoft®, Ping Identity, OneLogin™, and Okta®. The abundance of players in the SSO space, though, has made it difficult for IT admins to discern which solution is the better fit for their IT environment. Specifically, IT admins often wonder which is better, Okta or OneLogin.
The Verdict on Okta vs OneLogin
Truthfully, both of these web application SSO solutions are good. They both can connect users to thousands of applications. They both offer multi-factor authentication (MFA) capabilities and some limited account provisioning on certain web applications. Also, both web app SSO solutions utilize a similar implementation approach. They both rely on Microsoft Active Directory® to be the core identity provider while they federate identities out to web-based applications.
A Broader SSO Approach is Needed
While both Okta and OneLogin have focused on web application single sign-on, IT organizations are actually interested in a broader approach to cloud identity management. With most IT organizations utilizing a mix of Windows, Mac® and Linux® systems, cloud computing services, wireless networks, virtual and on-prem file storage, and much more, the concept of single sign-on needs to extend beyond web applications for most IT organizations.
The next generation concept is really True Single Sign-On™, or what we refer to as a modern Identity-as-a-Service platform. What makes True SSO™ different is that it securely manages and connects users to their IT resources regardless of platform, protocol, provider, and location.
The Ideal Solution for Your IT Environment – JumpCloud®
Also called JumpCloud® Directory-as-a-Service®, this True Single Sign-On platform provides users with one set of credentials that they can use to access their systems (Windows, Mac, and Linux), on-prem and web-based applications, physical and virtual file storage, and wired and (Read more...)
*** This is a Security Bloggers Network syndicated blog from Blog – JumpCloud authored by Natalie Bluhm. Read the original post at: https://jumpcloud.com/blog/which-better-okta-onelogin/