5 Okta Integration Trends to Watch in 2023 and Beyond
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Here are 5 Okta integration trends you should be aware of in 2023.
What is Okta Integration?
Okta integration is the means by which Okta coordinates with your mission-critical third-party applications and sites.
As opposed to other cloud IAM providers, Okta “is not simply a toolkit that you use to connect your web applications to your user directories.” Rather, to save you and your organization time and bandwidth, Okta “‘integrates’ applications into its service for you, and you simply deploy these pre-integrated applications to your users as necessary.”
How Many Integrations Are in Okta?
The Okta integration network (OIN) contains over 7,000 integrations.
What is the Difference Between SSO and Okta?
Okta is a digital identity and access management solution that easily integrates your third-party applications such as Workday, Google Apps, Salesforce, Zendesk, Box, and more to provide secure and convenient login access and secure identity management.
SSO integration with Okta, or single sign-on, is only part of what Okta does. SSO integration covers the access portion of identity and access management, providing a convenient experience for the end user.
The other half of the Okta integration network (OIN) is user identity management or “user management” for short. User management involves “provisioning of new accounts for new users, deprovisioning of accounts for deactivated users, and keeping user attributes synchronized across multiple directories as necessary”.
5 Okta Trends in 2023
Now that we’ve explained what Okta integration is and how Okta and SSO differ, let’s explore 5 key Okta SSO integration trends and user management trends you should be aware of.
1. Security & UX Understood to Be Interrelated
While it may be typical to think that user experience and security are mutually exclusive, more and more people are beginning to realize that is simply not always the case, largely thanks to new technological developments such as phishing-resistant authentication methods.
Specifically, in Okta’s authenticator performance and usability assessment “Okta FastPass and FIDO2 WebAuthn came out on top as more secure and user friendly than other options.”
2. Fusion Of Biometrics And Behavioral Analytics
It’s not just passwordless authentication that’s becoming more common.
Biometrics are now being combined with user behavior pattern analysis to create even stronger security protocols.
As Forbes puts it, “physical attributes such as fingerprints and facial recognition are combined with behavioral factors such as typing patterns” to create “a robust, personalized authentication process, making impersonation harder for cybercriminals and enhancing security in our increasingly digital world.”
3. Zero Trust
Simply put, the zero trust model for cybersecurity assumes that no user or device can be trusted.
This framework helps both users and systems to authenticate and authorize every transaction that happens, and has important implications in the age of remote work.
4. Machine Identity Authentication
When it comes to authentication, it’s not just people that matter.
That’s because IoT devices, bots, and other devices like smartwatches that connect to networks must also be authenticated.
Machine identification “involves tracking and overseeing the completion of a machine identity’s lifecycle” from issuance to revocation.
5. Decentralized Identity Solutions
The adoption of decentralized identities using technologies such as blockchain, though not widespread as of yet, is growing in popularity.
IAM Resiliency to Future-proof Your Business
The cascading effects of cyberattacks, such as the recent MGM Resorts incident, bring to light the critical vulnerabilities of our digital world.
It’s no longer just about preventing breaches; the emphasis now pivots toward resilience, continuity, and swift recovery. As Okta aptly states,“Acsense provides IAM backup/recovery to reduce the risk of downtime, maintain data integrity, and deliver seamless access.“
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