Okta Identity Cloud introduced new features during Oktane, its user event in Las Vegas. Okta’s new features include easy and secure authentication, rapid customization and branding, out-of-the-box workflows, and also securing API’s that are exposed to third party developers.
First, to allow developers to add Okta’s identity-driven security solution to their own application with ease, a new developer product toolkit is introduced.
“Millions of new applications are built every year. Identity components like authentication and user management are required for every single one of these experiences –be it a web app like MGM Resorts International’s Mlife website, a new SaaS product like the Adobe Creative Cloud, or a hot new consumer app like Heal,” said Todd McKinnon, Okta CEO and co-founder.
The second announcement is the introduction of multi-factor authentication enhancements and two-factor authentication, which are now standard for all Okta customers.
“In today’s cloud and mobile world, we have more data, with more people, and in more locations than ever before – making credentials harvesting the most fruitful tactic for today’s threat actors. Identity is now the security team’s last control point because security can’t manage every single person, device and app; what they can control is who has access to information and when,” said Yassir Abousselham, chief security officer at Okta.
And the last major announcement is that its Universal Directory Enhancements now enable every organization to migrate from on-premises infrastructure.